Josh Hickman

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BOOKS

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Through Tick & Tinn:

The True Story of the Greatest Unknown Comedy Team Ever Known

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Five Slices of Fear:

A Connoisseur's

Hoagie of Horror

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Ambergris

An Illustrated

Comic Novella

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The Kinfolk:

Cult of Sex & Cheese

AVAILABLE NOW

 

IN THE PRESS

I worked with one of the most famous comedy teams of all time, Rowan & Martin... This book comes as close as anything I've seen to capturing the lifestyle, tribulations, and careers of two people who are dependent on each other for laughs and their livelihood.

GEORGE SCHLATTER,

PRODUCER OF ROWAN & MARTIN'S LAUGH-IN AND FOUNDER OF THE AMERICAN COMEDY AWARDS

 

 

A hilarious showbiz story with great vintage Hollywood details!

CHARLES PHOENIX,

POP-CULTURE HISTORIAN

AUTHOR, ADDICTED TO AMERICANA

...this collection of “short-ish” stories are well worth taking a break from the dime-a-dozen zombie apocalypse to have some honest-to-Cthulhu fun.

I give Five Slices of Fear:

A Connoisseur’s Hoagie of Horror a perfect Star Rating - a must read for creepy creatures with a funny bone.

Josh Hickman may just be the new Patrick Dennis with THROUGH TICK & TINN, his outrageously funny faux bio which illuminates through laughter the preposterous business of fame, (mis)fortune, and the tough work of making comedy.

MAX EMBER, 

TELEVISION WRITER

& SCREENWRITER

ARNOLD CARREIRO,

PACIFIC BOOK REVIEW

 

BIO

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Josh Hickman was born in Washington, D.C. and reared in various parts of Texas. Raised on a heady combination of Three Stooges shorts, Famous Monsters of Filmland and Mad magazines, old blues music, and low-budget sci-fi and horror pictures (seemingly from the life of someone much older), tender Hickman reveled in a veritable cornucopia of limited influences.

 

Showing a talent for art at a young age, he attended the Booker T. Washington High School for Performing and Visual Arts where he studied drawing, painting, and sculpture. Earning a degree in film via the University of Texas at Austin’s screenwriting program, Mr. Hickman went on to work in such varying occupations as filmmaker, musician, muralist, personal chef, and private detective.

Mr. Hickman’s first comic novel Through Tick & Tinn: The True Story of The Greatest Unknown Comedy Team Ever Known prompted comedy legend and veteran Laugh-In producer George Schlatter to comment, “This book comes as close as anything I’ve ever seen to capturing the lifestyle, tribulations, and careers of two people who are dependent on each other for laughs and their livelihood.” He then satirized Hemingway, Steinbeck, and high seas treasure hunts into the human soul with his next comic novel Ambergris.

 

Mr. Hickman’s latest book, Five Slices of Fear: A Connoisseur’s Hoagie of Horror, turns the horror genre on its head with winks to Poe, Lovecraft, and other dealers in darkness. His upcoming comic novel, The Kinfolk: The Cult of Sex & Cheese, promises to do the same to religious cults.

 

Josh Hickman lives and works in Hollywood, California. 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Five Slices of Fear Book Signing
    Five Slices of Fear Book Signing
    Vroman's Bookstore
    Oct 28, 2018, 4:00 PM
    Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101, USA
    Josh Hickman presents and signs Five Slices of Fear: A Connoisseur's Hoagie of Horror: A Comic Horror Novel in Five Parts
  • In Conversation - Five Slices of Fear Book Signing
    In Conversation - Five Slices of Fear Book Signing
    Mysterious Galaxy BookStore
    Oct 21, 2018, 2:00 PM
    Mysterious Galaxy BookStore, 5943 Balboa Ave #100, San Diego, CA 92111, USA
    This single author collection is a send-up of classic horror stories. Five tales of rib-tickling terror with nods to the work of H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Bloch, Rod Serling and other horror greats.
 

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