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David G. Barnett

David G. Barnett


Obituary Note: David G. Barnett

David G. Barnett, a longtime horror book publisher, editor and writer, died last month.

Barnett's day job was running Fat Cat Design, which designed books for many small press publishers. Since 1993, he also ran Necro Publications, which includes Bedlam Press and Weird West Books. Necro publishes Edward Lee, Joe R. Lansdale, Charlee Jacob, Gerard Houarner, Mehitobel Wilson, Jeffrey Thomas, Patrick Lestewka and dozens of others in various anthologies. Among anthologies Barnett edited and co-edited were Damned: An Anthology of the Lost, Into the Darkness Vol. 1 and Chopping Block Party.

Barnett's own work has been published in several Shivers anthologies from Cemetery Dance Publications. He also has a story in the two-author chapbook The Baby, along with Edward Lee. His collection, Dead Souls, was published by Shocklines Press in 2004. The Fallen: Book 1 and Neon Wings were part of a series, and he also wrote the novella Spying on Gods.

"Necro Dave" was a trailblazer in the world of indie horror publishing and he will be missed by authors and publishers in the indie horror family.

PLEASE show your support for indie horror by picking up one of the many EXCELLENT Necro, Bedlam, and Weird West titles. 

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