©2001 Mark A. Nelson



Texas author Joe Lansdale contributed the introduction to the first and second editions of Graphic Classics: Edgar Allan Poe. He has written nearly thirty books in the horror, western, fantasy and mystery genres. His versatility extends to comics, where he has written for series including Batman and Jonah Hex, and animation, where he has scripted episodes of the Batman and Superman TV series. As Joe declares, "I am my own genre." Two short films have been made of his stories, The Job, and Drive-In Date, and a feature, Bubba-HoTep, a tale of a seventy-year-old Elvis. Joe has won numerous honors including the British Fantasy Award, the American Mystery Award, the International Crime Writer's Award, the Booklist Editors’ Choice Award, The New York Times Notable Book Award, the Edgar Allan Poe Award and six Bram Stoker awards. Recent books include High Cotton (Golden Gryphon Press, 2000), a collection of his best short stories, The Bottoms (Mysterious Press, 2000), a dark mystery set in Depression-era Texas, and Zeppelins West (Subterranean Press, 2001), an outrageous alternate history novel illustrated by Mark A. Nelson and designed by GC publisher Tom Pomplun. Joe’s “Bob the Dinosaur Goes to Disneyland” appeared in Rosebud 23, and “Bestsellers Guaranteed” in Rosebud 24.


Rosebud Issue #23
136 pages, $20


Rosebud Issue #24
136 pages, $7