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B. Barry Horst

The Man, the Myth, the Legend.

Portrait of B. Barry Horst

Born to peasants in the Appalachian Mountains, B. Barry Horst entered into publishing at a young age, photocopying the drawings of his kindergarten classmates and selling them for a dollar a pop. It was a thrill, and for the first time in his life, he had spending money. Before long he was hooked.

Space babe

Over the years, he has come up with thousands of concepts and written dozens of comic books and novels, including classics such as My Breasts Came From Mars, Space Amazon Women PD, Big Guns and Breasts, The Adventures of Cag Murphy and the Bikini Brigade, and many others. Of course, his most famous book is the critically acclaimed 'Hieronymous Snogg and the Sex Vixen Factory of the Post-Apocalypse', which was nominated for the Governor General's Award in 2006.

sexist cover

When the book was to be featured in Oprah's Book Club in 2007, he objected vociferously, not wanting his high−brow literary work about android sex vixens in the Aftermath to be degraded by being included in such a crass, pop culture venue. Barry is a man of principle if he is a man of anything.

He is universally regarded as a titan in the comic book industry, and regularly sited as a source of inspiration by such renowned comic book artists as Arthur Schem, Richard Polbrooke, Henry Defasco, the renowned Viktor Bezier, Louis von der Lintelranker, Gregor del Pondersmack, Georgette Melinda Gingleploom, Peffle Snork Pepplewad, and Ingrid Worgel Dor Wuftlemunk. At comic book conventions, you can often hear people talk about Barry and his many innovations in hushed, reverent tones. He is truly a demigod walking among men.

As befits a man of his stature, awards accumulate to him like asteroids to a gas giant. He swept the Durham Township Community Publisher Award five years in a row, and has won three Flesherton Fair prizes for his delicious jams. He has won the Hermeneutic Press Innovator of the Millenium Award three times: in 1995, 2002, and 2006, making him the only winner in two seperate millenniums! To top all that off, in 2007 he won the coveted Bloviation Cup in Cannes.

Lil tykes

Barry lives in an undisclosed location to thwart his stalkers, and is currently working on a children's book called Teddy, Tomio, and the Undead Voodoo God.

blendola tyke

© James Turner 2008

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