Listen to Joe R. Lansdale discuss HAP AND LEONARD: BLOOD AND LEMONADE


In a lengthy interview, the gang at UNITED PUBLIC RADIO sat down with Joe R. Lansdale to discuss HAP AND LEONARD: BLOOD AND LEMONADE, RUSTY PUPPY, SUNDANCETV’s HAP AND LEONARD, Batman, and other things Lansdale.



My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Little tales from Hap’s infancy, the meeting with Leonard, Their beginning (that could have been Their end too) and life in the 50’s and 60’s in rural south US where being a “nigger’s friend” or a black homosexual could mean a very bad end. 

Small stories from childhood Hap, his meeting with Leonard, their first adventures (which could very well be their last) and life between the 50s and 60s in the Deep South of the United States, when to be “ friend of a negro "or a homosexual black, could mean a bad end. 

Translation from Italian courtesy of Google.


Subterranean Press is now accepting pre-orders for BUBBA AND THE COSMIC
, the novel-length prequel to Lansdale’s classic “Bubba Ho-Tep,” which is currently available in THE BEST OF JOE R. LANSDALE.

About the Book:

Part of a secret government organization designed to protect civilians, Elvis Presley and a handful of hardcore warriors set out to save the world from an invasion of hive-minded, shape-shifting vampire-like creatures from a dark dimension who have taken up residence in a New Orleans junkyard.  

Besides Elvis, among these righteous warriors is a hammer-wielding descendent of John Henry of railroad fame, a Blind Man who sees more than those with sight, Jack, a strategic wizard, and Elvis’s right hand man and journal writer, Johnny, all thrown in with Raven (real name Jenny) a female recruit who is also a budding pop star, and like Elvis, high on the charisma chart.    

Their leader is none other than Colonel Parker, Elvis’s cutthroat manager, and a warrior himself, directly in contact with President Nixon, or possibly one of his doubles.

It’s an unnerving peek into a secret world, and a possible delusion. It’s what happened before Elvis, aka Sebastian Haff, found himself in an East Texas rest home, mounted on a walker, fighting an Egyptian mummy and worrying about a growth on his pecker.

Strange monsters, wild fights, sex with a beautiful ghost, a drug-induced trip into another dimension, and all manner of mayhem ensue, along with a Mississippi riverboat ride on a giant paddle wheel, and of course, there will be 3D glasses, fried peanut butter and ’nanna sandwiches, and a few hard working zombies.

Bring the kids, but plug their ears and blindfold them. This is one wild and nasty ride to the dark side, but with laughter.


For more info about HAP AND LEONARD: BLOOD AND LEMONADE, visit the Tachyon page.

Cover by Elizabeth Story

For more info about THE BEST OF JOE R. LANSDALE, visit the Tachyon page.

Cover by John Picacio