Champion Mojo Storyteller Joe R. Lansdale is the author of over forty novels and numerous short stories. His work has appeared in national anthologies, magazines, and collections, as well as numerous foreign publications. He has written for comics, television, film, newspapers, and Internet sites. His work has been collected in more than two dozen short-story collections, and he has edited or co-edited over a dozen anthologies. He has received the Edgar Award, eight Bram Stoker Awards, the Horror Writers Association Lifetime Achievement Award, the British Fantasy Award, the Grinzani Cavour Prize for Literature, the Herodotus Historical Fiction Award, the Inkpot Award for Contributions to Science Fiction and Fantasy, and many others. His novella Bubba Ho-Tep was adapted to film by Don Coscarelli, starring Bruce Campbell and Ossie Davis. His story "Incident On and Off a Mountain Road" was adapted to film for Showtime's "Masters of Horror," and he adapted his short story "Christmas with the Dead" to film hisownself. The film adaptation of his novel Cold in July was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.

He is currently co-producing several films, among them The Bottoms, based on his Edgar Award-winning novel, with Bill Paxton and Brad Wyman, and The Drive-In, with Greg Nicotero. He is Writer In Residence at Stephen F. Austin State University, and is the founder of the martial arts system Shen Chuan: Martial Science and its affiliate, Shen Chuan Family System. He is a member of both the United States and International Martial Arts Halls of Fame. He lives in Nacogdoches, Texas with his wife, dog, and two cats.

A Joe R. Lansdale bibliography

Please note: This is a work in progress. We will continue to update the list as we dig deeper into the vaults! In the meantime, if you have any additions or corrections please e-mail them by clicking here.

"Hap Collins and Leonard Pine" mysteries

Savage Season (1990)

Mucho Mojo (Cemetery Dance Publications, 1994)

Two-Bear Mambo (1995)

Bad Chili (1997)

Rumble Tumble (1998)

Veil's Visit (includes the eponymous story, written with Andrew Vachss) (1999) (limited edition)

Captains Outrageous (2001)

Vanilla Ride (2009)

Hyenas (a novella) (2011)

Devil Red (2011)

Dead Aim (a novella) (2013)

Honkytonk Samurai (2016)

Rusty Puppy (2017)

Blue to the Bone ("not due out until some time into the next decade")


The "Drive-In" series

The Drive-In: A “B” Movie with Blood and Popcorn, Made in Texas (1988)

The Drive-In 2: Not Just One of Them Sequels (1989)

The Drive-In: A Double-Feature (1997, omnibus) compiles the first two

The Drive-In: The Bus Tour (2005) (limited edition)


The "Ned the Seal" trilogy

Zeppelins West (2001)

Flaming London (2006)

Flaming Zeppelins: The Adventures of Ned the Seal (2010)

The Sky Done Ripped (release date unknown)


Other novels

Act of Love (1980)

Texas Night Riders (1983) (originally published under the pseudonym Ray Slater)

Dead in the West (1986) (written in 1980)

Magic Wagon (1986)

The Nightrunners (1987) (written in 1982 as Night of the Goblins)

Cold in July (1989)

Tarzan: the Lost Adventure (1995) (with Edgar Rice Burroughs)

The Boar (1998) (initially a limited edition, later republished)

Freezer Burn (1999)

Waltz of Shadows (1999) (written in 1991) (limited edition "Lost Lansdale" vol 1)

Something Lumber This Way Comes (1999) (Children's book) (lim. ed. "Lost Lansdale" vol 2)

The Big Blow (2000) (limited edition)

Blood Dance (2000) (written in the early '80's) (limited edition "Lost Lansdale" vol 3)

The Bottoms (2000)

A Fine Dark Line (2002)

Sunset and Sawdust (2004)

Lost Echoes (2007)

Leather Maiden (2008)

Under the Warrior Sun (2010)

All the Earth, Thrown to the Sky (2011)

Edge of Dark Water (2012)

In Waders from Mars (children's book) (2012)

The Thicket (2013)

Hot in December (2013)

Black Hat Jack (2014)

Prisoner 489 (2014)

Fender Lizards (2015)

Paradise Sky (2015)


Screenplays collected

Shadows West (2012)

The Nightrunners (with Neal Barrett, Jr., in Written with a Razor: Short Stories and a Screenplay) (2012)


Pseudonymous novels

Molly's Sexual Follies (as Brad Simmons) Pseudonymous porn novel written with Brad Foster


Mark Stone: MIA Hunter series

These are a few novels Lansdale wrote under the pseudonym "Jack Buchanan". These novels were probably co-written with Stephen Mertz. Some people erroneously report that Lansdale is responsible for the entire series, which is definitely not true.

Hanoi Deathgrip (Stone: MIA Hunter #3)

Mountain Massacre (Stone: MIA Hunter #4)

Saigon Slaughter (the consensus seems to be that this is #7, though some claim #8)


Short stories


By Bizarre Hands (1989)

Stories by Mama Lansdale's Youngest Boy (1991) aka Author's Choice Monthly #18

Bestsellers Guaranteed (1993)

Electric Gumbo: A Lansdale Reader (1994) (Quality Paperback Book Club exclusive)

Writer of the Purple Rage (1994)

A Fistfull of Stories (and Articles) (1996)

The Good, The Bad, and the Indifferent (1997) (limited edition)

Private Eye Action, As You Like It (1998) (with Lewis Shiner) (limited edition)

Triple Feature (1999) (limited edition)

The Long Ones: Nuthin' But Novellas (2000)

High Cotton (2000)

For a Few Stories More (2002) (limited edition "Lost Lansdale" vol 4; the "ultra-limited" edition of this book included a previously unpublished Young Adult vampire novel called Shadow Time which has not appeared anywhere else)

A Little Green Book of Monster Stories (2003) (limited edition)

Bumper Crop (2004)

Mad Dog Summer and Other Stories (2004) (initially a limited edition, reissued in paperback)

The King: and Other Stories (2005) (limited edition)

God of the Razor and Other Stories (2007)

The Shadows, Kith and Kin (2007)

Sanctified and Chicken-Fried: The Portable Lansdale (2009)

Unchained and Unhinged (2009)

The Best of Joe R. Lansdale (2010)

By Bizarre Hands Rides Again (2010)

Deadman's Road (2010)

Trapped in the Saturday Matinee (2012)

Bleeding Shadows (2013)

Deadman's Crossing (2013)

The Tall Grass and Other Stories (2014, ebook only)

Hap and Leonard (2016)

Hap and Leonard Ride Again (2016)

Miracles Ain't What They Used to Be (2016)

Dead on the Bones: Pulp on Fire (2016)



On the Far Side of the Cadillac Desert With Dead Folks (1991) (limited edition)

The Steel Valentine (1991) (Pulphouse Hardback Magazine #7)

Steppin' Out, Summer '68 (1992) (limited edition)

God of the Razor (1992) (limited edition)

Tight Little Stitches In A Dead Man's Back (1992) (limited edition)

Mister Weed-Eater (1993) (274 numbered copies)

My Dead Dog Bobby (1995) (limited edition)

Bubba Ho-Tep (2003) (novella) (published standalone as a movie tie-in)

Duck Footed (2005) (novella) (limited edition)

Christmas with the Dead (2010) (novella) (limited edition)

The Cases of Dana Roberts (2011) (limited edition)

The Ape Man's Brother (2012) (novella) (limited edition)


Uncollected Short Stories

"Castle of Shadows" (written with Ardath Mayhar) from Weirdbook #21 (1985)

"Boo Yourself!" from Whispers VI, ed. Stuart David Schiff (1987) republished in 100 Tiny Tales of Terror, ed. Martin H. Greenberg

"Dead in the West: Screenplay" from Screamplays (1997)

"Disaster Club" from Cemetery Dance #32 (1999)

"Bullets and Fire" as ebook (2011)


Comic book-related writings

Novels and stories with Batman

Batman: Captured by the Engines (1991) (novel)

Batman: Terror on the High Skies (1992) (junior novel) (illustrated by Edward Hannigan & Dick Giordano)

"Belly Laugh, or The Joker's Trick or Treat," short story in The Further Adventures of The Joker, ed. Martin H. Greenberg (1989) reprinted in Adventures of the Batman, ed. Greenberg (1995)

"Subway Jack," short story in The Further Adventures of Batman, ed. Greenberg (1989) (features Lansdale's character The God of the Razor) reprinted in Tales of the Batman, ed. Greenberg (1994)


Graphic novels and comic books

Lone Ranger & Tonto (1993, 4 issues - Art by Tim Truman and Rick Magyar, also tpb, Topps Comics)

Jonah Hex: Two Gun Mojo (1993, 5 issues; collected in trade paperback 2014 - Art by Tim Truman, also tpb, DC Comics)

Jonah Hex: Riders of the Worm and Such (1995, 5 issues - Art by Tim Truman, DC)

Blood and Shadows (1996) (4 issues. Art by Mark A. Nelson - DC/Vertigo)

The Spirit: The New Adventures #8 (1998) (art by John Lucas, Kitchen Sink Comics)

Red Range (1999) (graphic novel - Art by Sam Glanzman. Mojo Press)

Jonah Hex: Shadows West (1999, 3 issues - Art by Tim Truman. DC/Vertigo)

Conan and the Songs of the Dead (2006) (art by Tim Truman) (5 issues) also tpb (Dark Horse Comics)

Marvel Adventures: Fantastic Four #32 (January 2008) (art by Ronan Cliquet) Marvel Comics)

Pigeons from Hell (2008 adaptation of the Robert E. Howard short story - Art by Nathan Fox. 4 issue mini-series ongoing from Dark Horse Comics)[1] [2]

Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper (2010, 3 issues - Co-witten with John L. Lansdale, Art by Kevin Colden. IDW)

The Steam Man (2015, 6 issues - Adapted by Mark Alan Miller, Art by Piotr Kowalski. Dark Horse)

30 Days of Night: Night, Again (2011, 4 issues and trade paperback, art by Sam Kieth. IDW)

H.P. Lovecraft's The Dunwich Horror (2011, 4 issues, art by Peter Bergting. IDW)

That Hell-Bound Train (2011, 3 issues, with John L. Lansdale, based on story by Robert Bloch, art by Dave Wachter. IDW)

Crawling Sky (2013, with Keith Lansdale and Brian Denham)

I Tell You It's Love (2014, illustrated by Daniele Serra)


Short stories

Drive-By (1993, adapted from a story by Andrew Vachss- Art by Gary Gianni); originally published in Andrew Vachss: Hard Looks #5; reprinted in Andrew Vachss: Hard Looks TPB; subsequently reprinted as limited-edition trade paperback containing Vachss' original story, Lansdale's comic script, and the as-published illustrated story

"Grease Trap" in Creature Features (1994) (art by Ted Naifeh, Mojo Press)

"Shootout at Ice Flats" in Supergirl Annual #1 (1996) (co-wr: Neal Barrett Jr.) (art by Robert Branishi and Stan Woch, DC)

"The Elopement" in Weird War Tales #2 (of 4) (July 1997) (art by Sam Glanzman, DC)

"The Initiation" in Gangland #4 (of 4) (Sept 1998) (co-wr: Rick Klaw) (art by Tony Salmons) (DC/Vertigo)

"Betrothed" in Flinch #5 (Oct 1999) (art by Rick Burchett, DC/Vertigo)

"The Split" in Strange Adventures #3 (of 4) (Jan 2000 - Art by Richard Corben. DC/Vertigo)

"Red Romance" in Flinch #11 (May 2000) (DC/Vertigo)

"Brer Hoodoo" in Flinch #13 (July 2000) (art by Tim Truman, DC/Vertigo)

"Devil's Sombrero" in Weird Western Tales #2 (of 4) (May 2001, DC/Vertigo)

"Steam Rider: The Steam-Powered Heart" in Amazing Fantasy #20 (June 2006, Marvel Comics)

"Mice and Money" in Marvel Romance Redux #5 (subtitle "Love is a Four Letter Word") (June 2006, Marvel Comics)

reprinted in Mighty Marvel Romance trade paperback

"Gunhawk: Midnight Gun" in Strange Westerns starring the Black Rider (Aug 2006) (art by Rafa Garres, Marvel)

reprinted in Mighty Marvel Westerns hardcover

"Moonlight Sonata" in Tales From the Crypt #7 (Aug 2008) (art by Chris Noeth), Papercutz


Adaptations of previously published stories, by Lansdale unless noted

Dead in the West (1993) (2 issues) (adapted by Neal Barrett Jr. - Art by Jack Jackson) (covers by Tim Truman) (Dark Horse)

By Bizarre Hands (1994) (3 issues) (adaptations by Neal Barrett Jr. and Jerry Prosser) (art by Phil Hester and Dean Rohrer) (Dark Horse)

Atomic Chili: The Illustrated Joe Lansdale (1996 - tpb) (Mojo Press)

"Bob The Dinosaur Goes To Disneyland" (adapted by Rick Klaw) (art by Doug Potter) First publication at RevolutionSF (2001 in color) First book publication in Geek Confidential: Echoes From the 21st Century (by Rick Klaw, Monkeybrain, Inc., 2003 in black and white)

Lansdale & Truman's Dead Folks (2003) (from the story On the Far Side of the Cadillac Desert With Dead Folks) (3 issues) (also tpb - Art by Tim Truman) (Avatar Press)

The Drive-In (2003) (4 issues) (also tpb) (adapted by Chris Golden) (art by Andres Guinaldo) (Avatar)

By Bizarre Hands (2004) (6 issues, adaptations by Neal Barrett, Jr., Keith Lansdale, and Rick Klaw - Art by Dheeraj Verma, Armando Rossi, and Andres Guinaldo) (Avatar)

The Drive-In 2 (2006) (4 issues, adapted by Neal Barrett, Jr. - Art by Andres Guinaldo) (Avatar)

"Incident On and Off a Mountain Road" in Masters of Horror #1-2 (2006 - Adapted by Chris Ryall)


Anthologies edited

The Best of the West (1989)

New Frontier (1989)

Razored Saddles (1989, with Pat Lobrutto)

Dark at Heart (1991, with Karen Lansdale)

Weird Business: a horror comics anthology (1995, with Richard Klaw)

West That Was (1994) (co-ed: Thomas Knowles)

Wild West Show (1994) (co-ed: Thomas Knowles)

The Horror Hall of Fame: The Stoker Winners (2004)

Retro-Pulp Tales (2006) (limited edition)

Lords of the Razor (2006) (limited edition)

Cross Plains Universe: Texans Celebrate Robert E. Howard (with Scott A. Cupp, 2006)

Son of Retro Pulp Tales (with Keith Lansdale) (2009)

Crucified Dreams (2010)

The Urban Fantasy Anthology (with Peter S. Beagle, 2011)

Many (many, many, many!) of these stories have been published in many (many, many, many!) different languages. Additionally, Lansdale's stories have been adapted to film and television, including "Bubba Ho-Tep," "Drive-In Date," "The Job," "Incident On and Off a Mountain Road," "Christmas with the Dead," "Cold in July," "By the Hair of the Head," "Drunken Moon," and "Hap and Leonard." Joe's work with moving pictures doesn't end there—he's also written four episodes of "Batman: The Animated Series" ("Critters," with Steve Gerber; "Read My Lips"; "Showdown," featuring Jonah Hex and Ra's Al Ghul, and "Perchance to Dream," featuring Scarecrow) and one episode of "Superman: The Animated Series" ("Identity Crisis," featuring the debut of Bizarro).

Joe R. Lansdale's favorite Websites: Kasey Lansdale is the official daughter of Joe R. Lansdale

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The Zero is the official website of Andrew Vachss

Mulholland Books is Joe R. Lansdale's official publisher

Gere Donovan Press is Joe R. Lansdale's official ebook publisher

Vintage is Joe R. Lansdale's official paperback publisher