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Roots Country and Blues artist Lonesome Liz was dubbed 'The Female Robert Johnson' by 'Southern Fried Magazine'; honoring both her sultry contralto and the Hellhound on her trail. Her performances are heavy with Southern Gothic undertones. A natural storyteller, her words shift to expose the seamy underbelly of the South, which she translates through a mystic veil of mojo; often drawing on history along with Hoodoo and other Folk traditions.

Her performances have included Drive-by Truckers artist Wes Freed, art revolutionary Molly Crabapple, Jesco the Dancing Outlaw and she's shared a stage with Timbuk III's Pat MacDonald, The Goddamn Gallows and the .357 String Band.

Featured in the upcoming Hasil Adkins documentary, 'My Blue Star' by Ron Thomas Smith, she has she has also appeared in and directed dozens of plays as well as in an award-winning independent film, 'Leon's Aspirations'. Also a playwright, she has written and produced adaptations of both 'Faust' and Sartre's 'No Exit'.

A multi-disciplinary artist, she is also a music and fine art journalist, published primarily in 'Outlaw Magazine', 'Fine Art Magazine' and GratefulWeb.net. She was the last writer to interview Mike Seeger before his death and her Levon Helm retrospective received praise from Bob Dylan himself.

She has also been tarot, astrology and mythology editor for BellaOnline.com and Suite101.com. Her writing and photography are featured in the best-selling 'Everything Ghost Hunting Guide'. She began writing in Chicago, when Slam was first emerging and her poetry as well as her lyrics have received praise from Beat Poets Charles Plymell and Robert Brannan.

Her strong, sultry voice and powerful lyrics are captivating. Though unquestionably feminine and alluring, she describes hangings, hauntings, reckonings and shoot-outs in a way that makes you think she was not only there but participated. One of Country's true Outlaw Women, Liz blasted the boundaries of Alt Country. However it's delivered, her sultry Southern vision takes you far from the expected. It's hard to resist the spell Lonesome Liz casts when her mojo's rising...

Submissions, Press, Etc: elizabeth.bissette@gmail.com

Friday, April 29, 2011

Influential Spider Novel Returns to Print

Read more at Scoop.

From their website:

" The June 2011 release of Satan’s Murder Machinesreturns to print Norvel W. Page’s novel of The Spider renowned for its influence on Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster and on Marvel creator Stan Lee.

"Originally published serially beginning in the December 1939 issue of The Spider magazine, the tale featured an invincible character named Iron Man in powerful armor.

"The new, limited edition hardcover from Moonstone Books features a great cover by Mark Wheatley and accompanying interior illustrations by James Sherman. The 196-page, 9” x 6” book will retail for $24.95."

New Spider Comics by Martin Powell and more at Moonstone Publishing

at Moonstone Publishing.

Moonstone's Spider Chronicles anthology.

From their website:

"The Spider ongoing series Coming soon!
Richard Wentworth in his first ever on-going comic book! The first issue, "Death Siege of the Frankenstein Legion," is being written by Martin Powell and has art by the legendary Pablo Marcos (Vampirella). The cherry on top is cover art by Dan Brereton (NocturnalsBatman: Thrillkiller)!! Martin Powell has been fantastic about providing updates of the issue's progress on his blog.

The Spider wide-vision graphic novels
Moonstone's "wide-vision" graphic novels contain actual prose novellas with a single piece of art spanning the middle of each spread. The Spider series is in moody black and white and all the issues have covers by Gary Carbon."

Adaptations of 'Beowulf' and 'The Purple Scar'

I've been asked to adapt 'Beowulf' and 'The Purple Scar'. The Purple Scar, one of Pulp's most formidable heroes, wore the face of his murdered brother as a disguise while avenging his death. My story will be part of an anthology from Airship 27 Productions.

The 'Purple Scar'  with an introduction by Will Murray.

PulpFest 2011

I'll be speaking at this year's PulpFest, July 28-31 in Columbus, OH.  It's PulpFest's 40th year. For more info see their website. To join their mailing list,  send your name and address (home and email)  to David J. Cullers atjack@pulpfest.com or at 1272 Cheatham Way, Bellbrook, OH 45305. 

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Links and Quotes to and from "When the Death Bat Flies, the Detective Stories of Norvell Page

"Dunne felt something like despair rise within him. He drew in a deep breath.

"Can you tell me, Hirotoyo," he asked with enforced calm, "anything about the Bat of Death?""

"Hirotoyo smiled blandly. "That is more in the line of Chu Pie-yi." he struck his hands softly together and in a few moments a servant ushered in the Manchu. To him Hirotoyo repeated Dunne's question. The lips of Chu Pei-yi smiled.

"That Bat of Death?" he said. "Ah, yes. There is a Mongol superstition about that bat. They believe that the bite of a bat steals a man's soul and that subsequently the man will destroy himself."

From "When the Death Bat Flies"

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