Joe R. Lansdale
|Joe R. Lansdale|
Joe Lansdale in 2007.
October 28, 1951 |
Gladewater, Texas, United States
|Pen name||Ray Slater, Brad Simmons, Jack Buchanan|
|Occupation||Writer, martial arts instructor|
|Genres||Horror, Mystery, Western, Adventure, Crime|
|Literary movement||Splatterpunk, Cowpunk|
Joe Richard Lansdale (born October 28, 1951) is an American author and martial-arts expert. He has written novels and stories in many genres, including Western, horror, science fiction, mystery, and suspense. He has also written for comics as well as Batman: The Animated Series.
Frequent features of Lansdale's writing are usually deeply ironic, strange or absurd situations or characters, such as Elvis and JFK battling a soul-sucking Egyptian mummy in a nursing home (the plot of his Bram Stoker Award-nominated novella, Bubba Ho-Tep, which was made into a movie by Don Coscarelli). He is the winner of the British Fantasy Award, the Grinzani Cavour Prize for Literature, the American Horror Award, the Edgar Award, and eight Bram Stoker Awards. In 2007 he received the World Horror Convention Grand Master Award.
He is perhaps best known for his Hap and Leonard series of novels which feature two friends, Hap Collins and Leonard Pine, who live in the fictional town of Laborde, in East Texas, and find themselves solving a variety of often unpleasant crimes. The characters themselves are an unlikely pairing; Hap is a white working class laborer in his mid forties who once protested against the war in Vietnam, and Leonard is a gay black Vietnam vet. Both of them are accomplished fighters, and the stories (told from Hap's narrative point of view) feature a great deal of violence, profanity and sex. Lansdale paints a picture of East Texas which is essentially "good" but blighted by racism, ignorance, urban and rural deprivation and corruption in public officials. Some of the subject matter is extremely dark, and includes scenes of brutal violence. These novels are also characterized by sharp humor and "wisecracking" dialogue.
Much of Joe Lansdale's work has been issued and re-issued as limited editions by Subterranean Press and as trade paperbacks by Vintage Crime/Black Lizard Publications.His current new release publisher is Mulholland Books.
His next full length novel The Thicket is to be published by Mulholland Books in September 2013 and his next short story collection Bleeding Shadows will be published by Subterranean Press in the following November.
Lansdale, who was born in Gladewater, Texas, now lives in Nacogdoches, Texas and is the writer in residence at Stephen F. Austin State University. He also teaches at his own Shen Chuan martial arts school and is a member of both the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame as Sōke and the International Martial Arts Hall of Fame. He is the father of actress and musician Kasey Lansdaleand is a close friend and colleague of author, child activist, and attorney Andrew Vachss.
Film and television 
Lansdale was a contributing writer for Batman: the Animated Series, credited with three episodes:
- "Perchance to Dream" (season 1, episode 26, aired October 29, 1992), in which the Mad Hatter creates a world where Thomas and Martha Wayne never died;
- "Read My Lips"(season 1, episode #59, aired May 10, 1993), which introduced The Ventriloquist to the show
- "Showdown" (season 4, episode 2, aired Sept 12, 1995) (featuring Jonah Hex and Ra's al Ghul) (sometimes cited as season 3, episode 12).
Landsdale also wrote "Identity Crisis", the episode which introduced Bizarro on Superman: The Animated Series (season 2, episode #6, aired September 15, 1997), and "Critters" (with Steve Gerber) for The New Batman Adventures (sometimes referred to as Batman: Gotham Knights, as on Lansdale's website) - season 2, episode #2, aired September 19, 1998.
In 2010 he wrote the screenplay for the animated short DC Showcase: Jonah Hex. The brief standalone story features Hex tracking a bounty only to encounter a new adversary.
The most famous Lansdale adaptation was made in 2002 when Don Coscarelli adapted the novella Bubba Ho-Tep for the big screen. The film featured persons who believe themselves to be Elvis Presley and John F. Kennedy, confined to an old-age rest home, teaming up to fight a mummy who is stealing their friends' souls.
The short story "Incident On and Off a Mountain Road" was adapted for the first episode of the first season of Masters of Horror also by Don Coscarelli. It aired on October 28, 2005. The short story "The Fat Man", has also been written into a screenplay by Neal Barrett Jr. for Masters of Horror, but it is as yet unproduced.
Lansdale's story "The Job" was made into an eleven minute short in 1997 by A.W. Feidler. It is available on the out-of-print DVD collection, Short 5 - Diversity, on Warner Home Video. The short story "Drive-In Date" was filmed as a short by James Cahill, from a script written by Lansdale, published in A Fist Full of Stories.
The movie Christmas with the Dead, based on the Lansdale short story of the same name, was filmed in East Texas in Summer 2011. The film starring Brad Maule, Damian Maffei, and Kasey Lansdale is currently showing on the film festival circuit and at private screenings.
Joe Lansdale has won eight Bram Stoker Awards over the course of his long career. The short story "Night They Missed the Horror Show" won the award for "Short Fiction" in 1988. In the "Long Fiction" category (which is for novellas, though it also initially included comic book work as well), he won in 1989 for On the Far Side of the Cadillac Desert With Dead Folks, 1997 for The Big Blow, and 1999 for Mad Dog Summer (a shared award with Brian A. Hopkins' "Five Days in April"). In 1992 the story The Events Concerning a Nude Fold-Out Found in a Harlequin Romance shared the "Long Fiction" award with Aliens: Tribes by Steve Bissette. In 1993, Jonah Hex: Two Gun Mojo won in the newly created "Other Media" category. Lansdale's 2006 anthology Retro Pulp Tales tied for the Best Anthology category with Mondo Zombie edited by John Skipp.
He was also nominated nine other times. The Drive-In and Savage Season were nominated in the "Novels" category in 1988 and 1990, respectively. By Bizarre Hands and Writer of the Purple Rage were nominated for "Fiction Collection" in 1989 and 1994. The short story Love Doll: A Fable was nominated in "Short Fiction" in 1991. The novella Bubba Ho-Tep was nominated for "Long Fiction" in 1994. Something Lumber This Way Comes was nominated in a new "Work for Younger Readers" category, and Jonah Hex: Shadows West #1 was nominated for "Illustrated Narrative", both in 1999. Red Romance (published in DC Comics' Flinch #11) was nominated for "Illustrated Narrative" in 2000.
Other nominations include:
- 2007, Cross Plains Universe: Texans Celebrate Robert E. Howard for a World Fantasy Award
Other awards include:
- 1990, On the Far Side of the Cadillac Desert With Dead Folks won the British Fantasy Award for best short story.
- 1994, Mucho Mojo was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.
- 2000, The Bottoms was given the Edgar Award for Best Novel by the Mystery Writers of America. It was also named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and the Herodotus Award for best historical mystery novel. It was also nominated for a Dashiell Hammett Award for "Best Novel", as well as "Best Mystery Novel" in the Mystery Readers International's Macavity Awards.
He is also frequently cited as winning the American Mystery Award, the Horror Critics Award, the "Shot in the Dark" International Crime Writer’s award, the Booklist Editor’s Award, and the Critic’s Choice Award. The specifics are difficult to track down at present, but it is likely that at least some of these were awarded to The Bottoms, which is by far his most acclaimed novel.
The Horror Writers Association gave him and the late Rick Hautala the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement for 2011, which they received at the Bram Stoker Awards Banquet in Salt Lake City, Utah on March 31, 2012.
On 19 October 2012 he was inducted into The Texas Literary Hall of Fame.
Dates by original publication; some novels or stories were written years prior to actual publication.
"Hap Collins and Leonard Pine" mysteries 
- Savage Season (1990)
- Mucho Mojo (1994) (Cemetery Dance Publications (limited edition, re-issued as mass market HC)
- The Two-Bear Mambo (1995)
- Bad Chili (1997) (limited edition, Mojo Press) (also mass market HC)
- Rumble Tumble (1998) (also limited edition)
- Veil's Visit: a Taste of Hap and Leonard (1999) (includes the eponymous story, written with Andrew Vachss) (limited edition)
- Captains Outrageous (2001) (also limited edition)
- Vanilla Ride (2009)
- Devil Red (2011)
- Hyenas: a Hap and Leonard Novella (2011) (limited and trade edition)
- Dead Aim (2013) (novella, limited and trade edition)
- Blue to the Bone ("not due out until some time into the next decade")
The "Drive-In" series 
- The Drive-In: A “B” Movie with Blood and Popcorn, Made in Texas (1988)
- The Drive-In 2: Not Just One of Them Sequels (1989)
- The Drive-In: A Double-Feature (1997) (omnibus, compiles the first two)
- The Drive-In: The Bus Tour (2005) (limited edition)
- The Complete Drive-In (2010) (trade paperback) (omnibus, compiles all three novels along with never-before seen art from the unmade 'Drive-In' movie)
The "Ned the Seal" trilogy 
- Zeppelins West (2001) (limited edition)
- Flaming London (2006) (limited edition)
- Flaming Zeppelins (2010) (omnibus of Zeppelins West and Flaming London)
- The Sky Done Ripped (unreleased; release date unknown)
Other novels 
- Act of Love (1980) (re-issued limited edition with new artwork and novella)
- Texas Night Riders (1983) (originally published under the pseudonym Ray Slater)
- Dead in the West (1986) (written in 1980)
- The Magic Wagon (1986) (limited edition)
- The Nightrunners (1987) (written in 1982 as Night of the Goblins)
- Cold in July (1989)
- Tarzan: the Lost Adventure (1995) (with Edgar Rice Burroughs)
- The Boar (1998) (initially a limited edition, later republished)
- Freezer Burn (1999) (also limited edition)
- Waltz of Shadows (1999) (written in 1991) (limited edition "Lost Lansdale" vol 1)
- Something Lumber This Way Comes (1999) (Children's book) (limited edition "Lost Lansdale" vol 2)
- The Big Blow (2000) (limited edition)
- Blood Dance (2000) (written in the early '80's) (limited edition "Lost Lansdale" vol 3)
- The Bottoms (2000) (also limited edition)
- A Fine Dark Line (2002) (also limited edition)
- Sunset and Sawdust (2004)
- Lost Echoes (2007) (also limited edition)
- Leather Maiden (2008)
- Under the Warrior Star (2010) (also contains a story by Michael Moorcock)
- All the Earth, Thrown to the Sky (2011) (young adult)
- Edge of Dark Water (2012) (also limited edition)
- In Waders from Mars (2012) (children's book, written with Keith and Karen Lansdale)
- The Ape Man's Brother (2013) (novella, only available as an e-book, to be published later)
- The Thicket (September 2013)
Pseudonymous novels 
Mark Stone: M.I.A. Hunter series 
These are a few novels Lansdale wrote under the pseudonym "Jack Buchanan". These novels were co-written with Stephen Mertz, Michael Newton, and Bill Crider. Some people erroneously report that Lansdale is responsible for the entire series, which is definitely not true.
- Hanoi Deathgrip (Stone: M.I.A. Hunter #3) (1985)
- Mountain Massacre (Stone: M.I.A. Hunter #4) (1985)
- Saigon Slaughter (Stone: M.I.A. Hunter #7) (1987)
Short stories 
- By Bizarre Hands (1989)
- Stories by Mama Lansdale's Youngest Boy (1991) aka Author's Choice Monthly #18
- Bestsellers Guaranteed (1993)
- Electric Gumbo: A Lansdale Reader (1994) (Quality Paperback Book Club exclusive)
- Writer of the Purple Rage (1994)
- A Fist Full of Stories (and Articles) (1996)
- The Good, The Bad, and the Indifferent (1997) (limited edition)
- Private Eye Action, As You Like It (1998) (with Lewis Shiner) (limited edition)
- Triple Feature (1999) (limited edition) (also issued as chapbook)
- The Long Ones: Nuthin' But Novellas (2000)
- High Cotton (2000) (re-issued in paperback)
- For a Few Stories More (2002) (limited edition "Lost Lansdale" vol 4; the "ultra-limited" edition of this book included a previously unpublished Young Adult vampire novel called Shadow Time which has not appeared anywhere else)
- A Little Green Book of Monster Stories (2003) (limited edition)
- Bumper Crop (2004) (re-issued in paperback)
- Mad Dog Summer and Other Stories (2004) (initially a limited edition, reissued in paperback)
- The King and Other Stories (2005) (limited edition)
- The God of the Razor (2007) (limited edition, contains the original story The Nightrunners)
- The Shadows, Kith and Kin (2007) (limited edition)
- Sanctified and Chicken-Fried (2009)
- Unchained and Unhinged (2009) (limited edition)
- The Best of Joe R. Lansdale (2010)
- Deadman's Road (2010) (limited edition)
- By Bizarre Hands Rides Again (2010) (limited edition)
- Trapped at the Saturday Matinee (2012) (limited edition)
- Bleeding Shadows (November 2013)
Western screenplays 
- Shadows West (2012) (limited edition with John L. Lansdale)
- On the Far Side of the Cadillac Desert With Dead Folks (1991) (limited edition)
- The Steel Valentine (1991) (Pulphouse Short Story Hardback #7)
- Steppin' Out, Summer '68 (1992) (limited edition)
- Tight Little Stitches In A Dead Man's Back (1992) (limited edition)
- My Dead Dog Bobby (1995) (limited edition)
- Bubba Ho-Tep (2003) (novella) (published standalone as a movie tie-in)
- Duck Footed (2005) (novella) (limited edition)
- Dread Island (2011) (novella) (also limited hardcover)
- The Cases of Dana Roberts (2011) (accompanies the limited edition of the short story collection Subterranean: Tales of Dark Fantasy 2 from Subterranean Press)
- Christmas with the Dead (2011) (short story) (limited edition hardcover)
Uncollected short stories 
- "Castle of Shadows" (written with Ardath Mayhar) from Weirdbook #21 (1985)
- "Boo Yourself!" from Whispers VI, ed. Stuart David Schiff (1987)
- republished in 100 Tiny Tales of Terror, ed. Martin H. Greenberg
- "Dead in the West: Screenplay" from Screamplays (1997)
- "Disaster Club" from Cemetery Dance #32 (1999)
- "Torn Away" from Twilight Zone: 19 Original Stories on the 50th Anniversary (2009)
Novels and stories with Batman 
- Batman: Captured by the Engines (1991) (novel)
- Batman: Terror on the High Skies (1992) (junior novel) (illustrated by Edward Hannigan & Dick Giordano)
- "Belly Laugh, or The Joker's Trick or Treat", short story in The Further Adventures of The Joker, ed. Martin H. Greenberg (1989)
- "Subway Jack", short story in The Further Adventures of Batman, ed. Greenberg (1989) (features Lansdale's character The God of the Razor)
Graphic novels and comic books 
- Lone Ranger & Tonto (1993) (4 issues — Art by Tim Truman and Rick Magyar, also tpb, Topps Comics)
- Jonah Hex: Two Gun Mojo (1993) (5 issues- Art by Tim Truman, also tpb, DC Comics)
- Jonah Hex: Riders of the Worm and Such (1995) (5 issues — Art by Tim Truman, DC)
- Blood and Shadows (1996) (4 issues. Art by Mark A. Nelson - DC/Vertigo)
- The Spirit: The New Adventures #8 (1998) (art by John Lucas, Kitchen Sink Comics)
- Red Range (1999) (graphic novel - Art by Sam Glanzman. Mojo Press)
- Jonah Hex: Shadows West (1999) (3 issues — Art by Tim Truman. DC/Vertigo)
- On the Far Side with Dead Folks (2004) (3 issues and trade paperback Avatar Press) (Art by Tim Truman)
- The Drive-in (2005) (Avatar Press) (Art by Andres Guinaldo)
- Conan and the Songs of the Dead (2006) (art by Tim Truman) (5 issues) also tpb (Dark Horse Comics)
- Marvel Adventures: Fantastic Four #32 (January 2008) (art by Ronan Cliquet) Marvel Comics)
- reprinted in Marvel Adventures: Fantastic Four Volume 8, 2008
- Pigeons from Hell (June 2008) (adaptation of the Robert E. Howard short story) (Art by Nathan Fox) (4 issues(also tpb) (Dark Horse Comics)
- Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper (2010) (3 issues) (with John L. Lansdale) (based on story by Robert Bloch) (art by Kevin Colden) (IDW Publishing)
- That Hell-Bound Train (2011) (3 issues) (with John L. Lansdale) (based on story by Robert Bloch) (art by Dave Wachter) (IDW Publishing)
- 30 Days of Night: Night, Again (2011) (4 issues and trade paperback) (art by Sam Kieth) (IDW Publishing)
- H.P. Lovecraft's The Dunwich Horror (2011) (4 issues) (art by Peter Bergting) (IDW Publishing)
Short stories 
- "Drive-By" (1993, adapted from a story by Andrew Vachss- Art by Gary Gianni); originally published in Andrew Vachss: Hard Looks #5; reprinted in Andrew Vachss: Hard Looks TPB; subsequently reprinted in a limited edition eponymous trade paperback containing Vachss' original story, Lansdale's comic script, and the as-published illustrated story
- "Grease Trap" in Creature Features (1994) (art by Ted Naifeh, Mojo Press)
- "Shootout at Ice Flats" in Supergirl Annual #1 (1996) (co-wr: Neal Barrett Jr.) (art by Robert Branishi and Stan Woch, DC)
- "The Elopement" in Weird War Tales #2 (of 4) (July 1997) (art by Sam Glanzman, DC)
- "The Initiation" in Gangland #4 (of 4) (Sept 1998) (co-wr: Rick Klaw) (art by Tony Salmons) (DC/Vertigo)
- "Betrothed" in Flinch #5 (Oct 1999) (art by Rick Burchett, DC/Vertigo)
- "The Split" in Strange Adventures #3 (of 4) (Jan 2000) (Art by Richard Corben. DC/Vertigo)
- "Red Romance" in Flinch #11 (May 2000) (DC/Vertigo)
- "Brer Hoodoo" in Flinch #13 (July 2000) (art by Tim Truman, DC/Vertigo)
- "Devil's Sombrero" in Weird Western Tales #2 (of 4) (May 2001) (DC/Vertigo)
- "Steam Rider: The Steam-Powered Heart" in Amazing Fantasy #20 (June 2006) (Marvel Comics)
- "Mice and Money" in Marvel Romance Redux #5 (subtitle "Love is a Four Letter Word") (June 2006) (Marvel Comics)
- reprinted in Mighty Marvel Romance trade paperback
- "Gunhawk: Midnight Gun" in Strange Westerns starring the Black Rider (Aug 2006) (art by Rafa Garres, Marvel)
- reprinted in Mighty Marvel Westerns hardcover
- "The War At Home" parts 1-3 in Zombie Tales #1-3 (July — September, 2008), Boom Studios
- full story collected in Zombie Tales trade, published December 2008
- "A Ripping Good Time" in Tales From the Crypt #6 (July 2008)) (co-wr: John L. Lansdale) (art by James Romberger and Marguerite Van Cook), Papercutz
- "Moonlight Sonata" in Tales From the Crypt #7 (Aug 2008) (art by Chris Noeth), Papercutz
- both stories collected in Tales From the Crypt Graphic Novel #4.
- "Virtual Hoodoo" in Tales From the Crypt #8 (Oct 2008) (co-wr: John L. Lansdale) (art by James Romberger and Marguerite Van Cook), Papercutz
- "Bullets and Fire" (2011) (currently unavailable, will be published later )
- "Torn Away" (Dec. 2011, Fantasy Magazine)
Adaptations of previously published stories, by Lansdale unless noted 
- Dead in the West (1993) (2 issues) (adapted by Neal Barrett Jr. - Art by Jack Jackson) (covers by Tim Truman) (Dark Horse)
- By Bizarre Hands (1994) (3 issues) (adaptations by Neal Barrett Jr. and Jerry Prosser) (art by Phil Hester and Dean Rohrer) (Dark Horse)
- Atomic Chili: The Illustrated Joe Lansdale (1996 - tpb) (Mojo Press)
- Dog, Cat, and Baby, in Murder by Crowquill #1 (1999 - tpb), (with Keith Lansdale, art by Tim Truman) (Amazing Montage Press)
- "Bob The Dinosaur Goes To Disneyland" (adapted by Rick Klaw) (art by Doug Potter) First publication at RevolutionSF (2001 in color) First book publication in Geek Confidential: Echoes From the 21st Century (by Rick Klaw, Monkeybrain, Inc., 2003 in black and white)
- Lansdale & Truman's Dead Folks (2003) (from the story On the Far Side of the Cadillac Desert With Dead Folks) (3 issues) (also tpb - Art by Tim Truman) (Avatar Press)
- The Drive-In (2003) (4 issues) (also tpb) (adapted by Christopher Golden) (art by Andres Guinaldo) (Avatar)
- By Bizarre Hands (2004) (6 issues, adaptations by Neal Barrett, Jr., Keith Lansdale, and Rick Klaw — Art by Dheeraj Verma, Armando Rossi, and Andres Guinaldo) (Avatar)
- The Drive-In 2 (2006) (4 issues, adapted by Neal Barrett, Jr. - Art by Andres Guinaldo) (Avatar)
- Incident On and Off a Mountain Road in Masters of Horror #1-2 (2006 - Adapted by Chris Ryall)
Anthologies edited 
- The Best of the West (1989)
- New Frontier (1989)
- Razored Saddles (1989, with Pat Lobrutto)
- Dark at Heart (1991, with Karen Lansdale)
- Weird Business: a horror comics anthology (1995, with Richard Klaw)
- West That Was (1994) (co-ed: Thomas Knowles)
- Wild West Show (1994) (co-ed: Thomas Knowles)
- The Horror Hall of Fame: The Stoker Winners (2004)
- Retro-Pulp Tales (2006) (limited edition)
- Lords of the Razor (2006) (limited edition)
- Cross Plains Universe: Texans Celebrate Robert E. Howard (with Scott A. Cupp, 2006)
- Son of Retro Pulp Tales (2009, limited edition with Keith Lansdale)
- Crucified Dreams (2011)
- The Urban Fantasy Anthology (2011, with Peter S. Beagle)
- The Horror Hall of Fame: The Bram Stoker winners (2012)
See also 
- List of horror fiction authors
- Subterranean Press
- Mojo Press
- Mysterious Press
- Tachyon Publications
- Mulholland Books
- Official website
- Bob the Dinosaur Goes to Disneyland comic adaptation
- Interview with Joe R. Lansdale in Horror Bound
- Joe R. Lansdale Interview
- Seven questions about writing for Joe R. Lansdale
- Subterranean Press Website
- Mulholland Books Website
- Vintage Crime/Black Lizard Website
- Author Interview - Joe R. Lansdale on Stephen C. Ormsby
- Kasey Lansdale's Official Website
- Andrew Vachss Website
- http://www.austinchronicle.com/books/1997-08-22/529456/ Interview.
- Kelly, Christopher (April 8, 2012). "A Fresh Discovery, Three Decades in the Making". The New York Times. p. A23B. Retrieved April 9, 2012.
- http://www.horror.org/stokerwinnom.htm retrieved 3/29/2013
- http://www.mediamikes.com/2011/04/interview-with-joe-lansdale/ Interview
- http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2011/05/joe_r_lansdale_strikes_again/ Retrieved 03/03/13
- http://subterraneanpress.com/about Subterranean Press featured authors
- http://www.weeklylizard.com/?s=Joe+R.+Lansdale] Vintage Crime site.
- http://books.google.com/books/about/The_Thicket.html?id=6H13lwEACAAJ advanced notice, retrieved 4/15/13
- http://subterraneanpress.com/store/product_detail/bleeding_shadows release information, retrieved 4/3/13
- http://mp3bear.com/andrew-vachss-joe-r-lansdale-a-conversation-two-trains-running mp3 recording of Joe interviewing Andrew, retrieved 4/15/13
- http://www.shocktillyoudrop.com/news/170435-the-trailer-for-joe-r-lansdales-christmas-with-the-dead retrieved 4/3/13
- http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/102113.The_Bottoms Retrieved 12/14/12
- http://whc2012.org/World_Horror_2012.html retrieved 4/5/13
- "Joe R. Lansdale Guest Blog: How the Drive-In Series Changed My Life". Dreadcentral.com. 2010-05-18. Retrieved 2011-01-29.
- "Joe R. Lansdale Guest Blog: What's Playing at The Drive-In?". Dreadcentral.com. 2010-05-19. Retrieved 2011-01-29.
- "Joe R. Lansdale Guest Blog: Receiving Inspiration from Popcorn". Dreadcentral.com. 2010-05-20. Retrieved 2011-01-29.
- http://www.mulhollandbooks.com/2012/03/22/a-conversation-with-joe-r-lansdale-part-i/ Interview with author
- http://www.mulhollandbooks.com/2012/03/23/an-interview-with-joe-r-lansdale-part-ii/ Pt. 2 of interview
- http://subterraneanpress.com/store/product_detail/trapped_at_the_saturday_matinee Publisher's website
- "IDW Publishing Unveils New Mash-Up Series: Classics Mutilated". Dreadcentral.com. 2010-07-16. Retrieved 2011-01-29.
- http://subterraneanpress.com/store/product_detail/subterranean_tales_of_dark_fantasy_2 retrieved 3/29/13
- http://bitsolisbibliofiles.blogspot.com/2013/03/joe-r-lansdale-weird-western.html retrieved 4/18/13