S. Craig Zahler

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"S. Craig Zahler is certain to become one of the great imaginers of our time." ― Clive Barker

Novelist S. Craig Zahler is also the screenwriter, director, and musical co-composer for the movies, Bone Tomahawk, Brawl in Cell Block 99, and Dragged Across Concrete.
His debut graphic novel, Forbidden Surgeries of the Hideous Dr. Divinus (which he wrote and illustrated) will be out in October.

"Whether writing westerns, science fiction, or crime, Zahler (Corpus Chrome, Inc., 2013) always manages to bring something new to the genre. [We fell] completely under Zahler’s spell... A bravura literary performance.” —Booklist, Starred Review

From Kirkus Review:
"Zahler tells a gripping story."

"Five-plus stars to Hug Chickenpenny. Complex, well-drawn charact
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Zahler Books: Updates on Forbidden Surgeries of the Hideous Dr. Divinus and The Slanted Gutter. Plus: Link to recent interview

My debut graphic novel Forbidden Surgeries of the Hideous Dr. Divinus is on track to be released in mid-October and may be pre-ordered now on Amazon, but the release of digital and print editions of my crime novel The Slanted Gutter has been delayed a few months and should be out early in 2021.

Filmmaker Simon Rumley has this to say about The Slanted Gutter:
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“Sometimes art is supposed to upset you"
"Why?"
"It might help you work through some of your own bad feelings or change how you look at yourself or something you're experiencing or somebody who know or once knew. And often, there're hidden messages in this kind of art that you don't see right away-so it can make you think, which is never a bad thing.”
S. Craig Zahler, Hug Chickenpenny: The Panegyric of an Anomalous Child

“Eyes that did not seem attached to anything rational stared out at the gentleman from a craggy canvas of inebriation, grief and hatred. In the leather holster that depended from John Lawrence Plugford’s waist sat a wide gauge sawed-off shotgun that had been covered with black paint. “Good morning,” Nathaniel said to the bestial face.”
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“Humberto drank a deep draught of red wine and sighed at the concepts of fidelity and monogamy to which he was shackled. He would remain faithful to his wife for the remainder of his life, and he would never caress or be caressed by a new woman ever again.
There were many reasons to hope for an afterlife.”
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S. Zahler Praise for S. Craig Zahler's debut graphic novel Forbidden Surgeries of the Hideous Dr. Divinus from Tim Seeley, Ben Marra, Dash Shaw, Josh Simmons and more...

"IT'S INSANE. I love it."
--Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Grayson)

"With DR. DIVINUS, Zahler arrives as a cartoonist fully formed. It's as if he's been doing this for twenty years. But it's only with this graphic novel, his first, that Zahler has turned his considerable creative talents toward comics. As a medium, comics should feel blessed."
--Benjamin Marra (Terror Assaulter, Night Business)

"S. Craig Zahler brings the same furious energy to his first graphic novel that he does to his music, movies and novels. Forbidden Surgeries of The Hideous Dr. Divinus is a deliberately paced weird horror story with punctuations of cruelty and uncomfortable hilarity." -- Josh Simmons (The Furry Trap, Black River)

"Zahler conjures the spirit of EC and weird visionary outlier comics but with way more story structure and momentum than those comics ever have. Comics is lucky to have his contribution to our medium!"
-- Dash Shaw (Bodyworld, Bottomless Belly Button)

"Zahler has produced something otherworldly ... with hints of those classic 80's underground B&W outlaw comics that we all love so much. This is something different and unexpected and I would highly recommend it!
-- Jim Mahfood, Grrl Scouts, Tank Girl, Into The Spider-Verse

Available for pre-order at:
https://www.amazon.com/Forbidden-Surg...


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S. Zahler My new science fiction novel Corpus Chrome, Inc. is now widely available in paperback, hardback and kindle editions.

“CORPUS CHROME, INC describes one of the weirder post-singularity futures. The characters are very much alive. I was entertained throughout.” —Larry Niven, multiple Hugo and Nebula award winning author of the Ringworld series

“[We fell] completely under Zahler’s spell, buying into his near-future world and becoming so involved in his characters’ lives that, when the book ends, we are loath to leave these people and their world. A bravura literary performance.” —Dave Pitt, Booklist, Starred Review

“Zahler’s a fabulous story teller...”
—Kurt Russell, star of Escape from New York, Tombstone, Dark Blue, and Death Proof


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