The 85th anniversary issue of Weird Tales features our big list of “The 85 Weirdest Storytellers of the Past 85 Years.” We’re breaking it down online, too: one honoree per day, in no particular order, for 85 days!
Our “same planet, different worlds” award for weirdness must go to THEODOR “DR. SEUSS” GEISEL (1904-1991). His tales charm all but the grumpiest readers, but beneath those happy faces, bright colors and wacky inventions lay social commentary torn straight from the hundreds of cartoons he drew for the WWII leftist newspaper PM. Still unconvinced? Seuss taught kids to read and brought anapestic tetrameter to the masses. If that’s not weird, we’re not sure what is.