Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Party Wolves in My Skull is now available for purchase!

Party Wolves Unleashed in Bizarro Debut Novel from Michael A Rose

What happens when a man’s eyeballs fall in love and leave their owner? When Norman Spooter’s eyeballs steal his car and take off for parts unknown, he does what any of us would probably do in that situation... he goes back to bed, hoping it'll all resolve itself. Unfortunately, in the middle of the night, a pack of WOLVES moves in. The worst thing is, they're party wolves... so he decides he's going to get his eyeballs back. He joins forces with a mysterious woman named Zoe, She needs him too... She's on the run from her psycho ex-boyfriend, who happens to be a dangerous walrus. The road trip/chase novel is flipped on its head with a few stops in such places as the bizarre “Motel Sick” and a cult town in North Dakota. With violence and insanity nipping at his heels and a race against the clock to get his body parts back, this could turn out very badly for Norman Spooter.

Michael Allen Rose explores this bizarre premise in Party Wolves in my Skull (108 pp., tpb, $9.95), a bizarro road-trip novel brimming with imagination. Rose’s plays have been seen in Chicago, as well as New York, Portland, Denver and other major cities. He’s also been published as part of the anthology “Kizuna: Fiction for Japan,” an international effort to bring relief to Japan in the wake of the 2011 tsunami. This project however, marks Rose’s first turn as a published novelist.

Patrick Wensink, author of Black Hole Blues and Sex Dungeon for Sale! has this to say: “Supposedly, Hemmingway pulled the trigger after failing to finish the Great American Lupine Shindig Novel. Thankfully, Michael Rose picks up where Papa left off and saves a bullet in the process. Filled with runaway eyeballs, debauched wolves and a pill-popping man trying to keep it all straight, Party Wolves in my Skull is one furry keg stand of a book.”

Garrett Cook, Jimmy Plush: Teddy Bear Detective and Archelon Ranch says the book is "Unusual. Special. A union of Rocko's Modern Life and The Coen Brothers oozing with creativity and heart."

Zack Parsons, Something Awful columnist and author of “Your Next Door Neighbor is a Dragon” says, "Party Wolves in My Skull reflects Michael Rose’s unwavering commitment to the absurd."

ISBN 1621050068

To order the book, click here: Party Wolves in My Skull

From Pat in Broomall, Pennsylvania, courtesy of wolvesbystrangers.com


And do you like free stuff? Of course you like freebies! I would also like to announce the rewards program! I know not everyone will be able to get me to sign and customize their copy, so here's what I'm going to do: Forward a copy of your Amazon receipt to partywolvesinmyskull@gmail.com

If you order 1 copy - You get a signed sticker for the book interior. Automatic signed copy! Specify in your forward if you want any particular customization, drawing, haiku, etc.
 
If you order 2-4 copies - You will also receive an exclusive printed copy of “The Party Wolves Guide to Life” (In addition to the signed sticker) which is a zine written by the Party Wolves themselves!

And if you order 5 or more - You get a print of the cover art by Alex Tanana! (Suitable for framing)

That's right, just verify that you have placed 5 or more copies into the waiting, hungry hands of the public. Examples: You suggested it to your book club. OR You got your local indy bookstore to order 5 shelf copies. OR You gave one to each of your relatives at Christmas to tell them you hate them!

I LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH!

More soon, especially on the other AMAZING New Bizarro Author Series books, which by the way are available on Amazon as well in a 4 for 3 deal right now! Presenting THE CRAZY EIGHTS: 

TRASHLAND A GO-GO, by Constance Ann Fitzgerald
GIGANTIC DEATH WORM, by Vince Kramer
SEVEN SEAGULLS FOR A SINGLE NIPPLE, by Troy Chambers
THE CRUD MASTERS, by Justin Grimbol
PLACENTA OF LOVE, by Spike Marlowe
PARTY WOLVES IN MY SKULL, by Michael Allen Rose
LEPERS AND MANNEQUINS, by Eric Beeny
A HOLLOW CUBE IS A LONELY SPACE, by Shelby David Foster

GET YOUR WEIRD ON!

<3 Michael Allen Rose

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Cover Art - Surreal Mindspace Expanding Madness - Or Maybe I'm High

Wassup, everyone. It's your old pal Herb "The Herb," your Party Wolf buddy with the hookup. I'm chillin' in Spooter's head, partying it up like a party wolf should. Don't have nothin' going on today, so I thought I'd pop online and check out the forums. You know how it is. Oh yeah, by the way, this is cool:

Party Wolves in My Skull by Michael A Rose has gone to print. It's the true (mostly) story of how we got here, and what happened to poor Norman in between. I've been staring at this amazing cover art by Alex Tanana for like, hours now:

Holy crap... I think it's moving.

Cooter said something about free stuff, excerpts, rewards for buying the book, stuff like that. I was a little "enhanced" at the time, so I don't remember exactly, but watch this space dudes. WHOOOO!

Hugs n' drugs,
Herb "The Herb"

Monday, September 19, 2011

Alive! ALIVE! Bizarro Party Wolves are ready to howl!

Wassup, party people! Cooter here, comin' at you straight out of Norman's head and into cyberspace! Just wanted to let you guys know that we're going to be unleashed soon. Not that anyone would put leashes on us. Rex would rip their faces off and make them eat their own faces with what was left of their mouths. It's a figure of speech. The unleashing part, not the face-ripping part...

Anyway, we've been told that the final edits are being put on our story (the book is called Party Wolves in My Skull and is part of the eraserhead press New Bizarro Author Series!), and soon in THIS VERY SPACE you'll see awesome stuff like excerpts from the book, cover art, some blurbs from some REALLY FAMOUS PEOPLE and all kinds of freebies and goodies. Sounds like we're going to be represented this November at BizarroCon this year by our biographer Michael A Rose. It's our coming out party! I feel like a debutante! Awesome.

We've also heard that our adventures will be coming to your attention at the same time as new stories from Vince Kramer, Troy Chambers and a buttload of other awesome Bizarro folks! We'll hit you with the news as it comes along!

So watch this space, and kick back a cold fotie for your pack! Howwwwwwwllll!!!

---Cooter, Party Wolf Extraordinaire

Friday, June 10, 2011

Anti-Wolf Hatred Targets Party Wolves!

Hello everyone! My name is ♥♥♥ Sophie ♥♥♥, and I'm the female member of our little pack of Party Wolves. I apologize for Rex's recent post. He doesn't really "get" technology. Anyway, I wanted to take a few minutes of your time to bring an important issue to your attention.

Anti-Wolf Hatred Targets Party Wolves

Zealous anti-party wolf hatred has driven these amazing animals to extinction in the past: Party Wolves disappeared from the landscape last century after decades of trapping, shooting and poisoning!

Lawless killers have taken the lives of 35 party wolves in Arizona and New Mexico since their reintroduction -- including two all-important alpha males last year who were simply playing a game of Texas Hold Em’ and putting down a six-pack of cheap lager. But only two poachers have been caught and prosecuted for their crimes.

And anti-party wolf extremists in Congress have recently introduced legislation that would remove vital federal protections for these scarce animals that are struggling to survive in the suburbs and urban centers of America -- a move that would virtually doom these wolves to a second extinction in the wild, or drive them to find shelter in the vacant skulls of human beings.

Despite the ecological value and the sheer natural beauty of the Party Wolf, millions were trapped, poisoned, or shot to death during the first half of the 20th century, victims of unfounded fear and ignorance. They are victims of discrimination, simply because they don’t have jobs and sit around playing video games and getting high most of the time.

Please Allow this Wolf to Party


Fortunately for the Party Wolf, however, the 1960s and 1970s launched the modern environmental era, bringing about landmark conservation statutes including the Endangered Species Act, the cornerstone of America's wildlife laws, as well as the advent of the medical marijuana movement, which allowed the Party Wolves to score much more easily. Shortly after the Act's passage in 1973, the Party Wolf was identified as endangered or threatened in the lower 48 states and declared a candidate for species recovery.

As party wolf populations continue to grow, incidents of wolves raiding fast food restaurants will inevitably increase. While these losses are a tiny fraction of the losses that burger corporations sustain, we recognize that successful party wolf recovery depends on local community acceptance. Much of this involves educating the public to dispel myths and half-truths about party wolves, and engaging members of the community as partners to prevent conflicts with errant eyeballs, skull owners and giant water-mammals who drive muscle cars.

Take Action!

Become our friend on Facebook!

Help save America's Party Wolves!

Read our story when the debut novella by Michael A Rose “Party Wolves in My Skull” is released in winter of 2011 and keep watching www.partywolves.com for more!

Remember, we love you!
♥♥♥ Sophie ♥♥♥

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

GRRRRWOOOWOWDOKWLM!!!

HELLO THIS IS REX. IS THE INTERNET ON? HELLO? GRRRRRRRRR I HATE THIS STUPID THING. SOPHIE TOLDME TOO INDRODUCE MYSELV BUT MY PAAAWS AEW TOO FAT TOO TYPE GOOD WHY WONT THIS THING DO WHAT AI WANT I HATE I HATE AAAAAAAAARGGH
REX.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Test

Hello? Is this thing on?
Ummm... the connection seems like it's working. Jiggle the... no, not that one. Dude, the other one. The one sticking out of his cerebellum. Yeah, that's better. WAY stronger signal.
Okay, cool. Hey there, everyone. Looks like we got our connection working.


You know, they say the human body pretty much works on electrical impulses, but I gotta say, it's really hard to get decent power in the new place. Smitty was running the juicer this morning, making his own juice and the whole thing just kind of stuttered and died. The whole inside of Norman's head? Black. Luckily, we're used to hunting at night, so you know, we just hung out. Chilled. But still, you should at least be able to run the juicer and the DVD player at the same time, right?


Norman says when we run too many appliances at once, he gets tired. He passed out in a crosswalk the other day. Got run over by a moped. He was pissed.


Anyway, just wanted to test the connection, everyone. For those of you who don't know, we're the Party Wolves. Sup. More later, meat puppets!


---Cooter, Party Wolf Extraordinaire