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Bizarrism is a collection of strange-but-true tales, featuring a grand parade of eccentrics, visionaries, crackpots, cult leaders, artists, theorists and outsiders of every stripe. 

First published in 1999, this new, fully revised and expanded edition revisits a host of unique individuals, including:

  • William Chidley, who believed that, when it comes to sex, we’ve all been making a terrible mistake
  • Arthur Cravan, who combined poetry with boxing
  • Slim Gaillard, jazz singer and dispenser of ‘vout’
  • William Lindsay Gresham, author of the classic noir novel Nightmare Alley
  • Rosaleen Norton, Australia’s most notorious witch
  • Harry Crosby, poet, sun worshipper and the best looking corpse of 1929
  • Reginal Levgiac, author of the mysterious pamphlet Drugs Virus Germs

Author: Chris Mikul
Illustrator: Glenn Smith
Publisher: Headpress
Page Count: 260pp
Size: 6 x 9
Notes: paperback, b/w, revised and expanded edition
Date of Publication: July 1, 2016
ISBN: 978-1909394322