Friday, March 28, 2008

This is WEIRD

As part of their 85th anniversary, Weird Tales Magazine has released a list of the 85 weirdest storytellers of the past 85 years, comprising of authors, musicians, painters, film directors, and more. Notable members of the bunch include Dr. Seuss, Steven King, Bjork, Tim Burton, Hunter S. Thompson, and Andy Warhol, to name a few.

Of all the luminary eclectics listed, however, there is only one Japanese name, and that is Osamu Tezuka. Somehow I think he'd get a kick out of that! To have released sheer volume of manga in the variety of genres that he did, he must have had to come up with some really weird stuff in his day! So the distinction is well fitting, in my estimation.

You can read about each of the 85 weirdest storytellers in the March/April 2008 issue of Weird Tales, and on their website, where each entry will be discussed once a day for the next 85 days.