HIT! Stretch Goal #1: $2750 - Everyone who pledged at the $10 level or higher gets a free poster.
HIT! Stretch Goal #2: $3000 - Everyone who pledged at the $10 level or higher gets a free zine.
Stretch Goal #3: $3500 - Everyone who pledged at the $10 level or higher gets a free copy of Neon Trash: Forgotten B-Movies of the '80s.
*Note: If your reward already includes one of the stretch goal incentives, you will be offered your choice of an extra copy, the alternate cover of Hybrid Moments, one of Weirdpunk's or MP Johnson's previous books, a record, original art or something along those lines. You won't be left out.
You know the songs. They’re etched into every punk’s brain. Not just because they’re catchy, but because there’s something else there. Glenn Danzig’s lyrics evoke intense imagery. Beautiful, dark, monstery imagery. There’s poetry between the whoa-oh-ohs. There are stories in those songs. They just need to be told.
Hybrid Moments is a collection of 13 short stories inspired by the songs of The Misfits. In these pages, the boundaries between reality and television blur murderously for one TV casualty. A team of organ harvesters show just how violent the world can be. An astro zombie considers the life she left behind as she goes off to battle. A mysterious set of skulls pushes a young woman to create a collection of her very own. And more...
These new twists on the songs you love are sure to surprise, startle, sicken and force you to see this timeless punk rock in a completely different light.
Hybrid Moments is edited by MP Johnson (Freak Tension zine, Berzerkoids, Dungeons & Drag Queens) and Sam Richard (Daoloth, ex-War//Plague), the same team behind Blood for You: A Literary Tribute to GG Allin, and will be published by Weirdpunk Books
Table of contents:
- "Static Imago" - Nicholaus Patnaude
- "Exterminate the Whole Human Race" - Matthew Vaughn
- "An Answer from the Stars" - P.J. Kryfko
- "Reality of the Wolf" - Daniel Otto Jack Petersen
- "Cake Tin" - Rachel Stevens
- "Helena Drive" - GD Campbell
- "La Caja" - James Edward O'Brien
- "Bone Birds" - Darci Schummer
- "Slice-and-Grab" - Mark Zirbel
- "American Gods, American Monsters" - Jose Cruz
- "Soft Remains" - T.A. Wardrope
- "Prison Food" - Ross Peterson
- "Untitled" - David Agranoff
The book will come in two variations:
The regular edition features the Justin Coons cover art that you see here. This art truly evokes the old school Misfits vibe that runs through the book.
The limited edition features naked and extra-gory cover art by Bill Hauser, which will be revealed along the way. Each copy will be signed and numbered. This edition will not be sold on Amazon or anywhere else online. Kickstarter backers get first dibs, and if there are any remaining they will be sold at the book release party. It will be limited to approximately 150 copies.
But your help is needed to make this book come to life. The money raised will cover payment for stories, art, design and layout.
If funded, this book will be released in October of 2016.
Check out the rewards, most of which will only be available via this Kickstarter, and consider helping us expand the Misfits mythos!
Risks and challenges
Having learned a great deal from the Kickstarter campaign for our previous book, Blood for You: A Literary Tribute to GG Allin, we are confident that we will not only get this book out, but get it out on time.
We already have the stories and are working on edits. We have the regular edition cover art, and the limited edition cover art is in progress. We have a plan in place for the layout and production of the book. We are even stocked up already on mailing and packing supplies.
We have foreseen and planned for all potential sources of turbulence.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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