Blaster “Al” Ackerman. The best writer you’ve never heard of, and he’s one of Anobium’s top tenners.
That you haven’t heard of him isn’t a problem. Part of his appeal is his obscurity. What we do know is that he’s been writing since the 70s, and that he’s like a regular basement-case – in the best sense of the term. His Wikipedia page has some good links, but we encourage you to pick up his book ‘Corn and Smoke’ from Shattered Wig Press in Baltimore.
The book we have pictured here is ‘Blaster: The Blaster Al Ackerman Omnibus.’ It’s an out-of-print compendium of collected writings and drawings and letters from Ackerman over the years. The writing is visceral, chaotic, clever, unsettling, and pretty damn funny, too. Americana via LSD flashbacks, 40 oz. benders and school dropouts.
Also, we’re pleased to say that Mr. Ackerman has sent us a little scratch to be featured in the forthcoming Anobium: Volume 2, but that’s all we can say for now.