you wan fower?


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We’re pleased to announce the release of a new poster in the BLACK SCAT BROADSIDE series: YOU WAN FOWER? by Paulo Brito, translated from the Portuguese by Mercie Silva. It’s a vivid hallucinatory text to haunt your wall.

All posters are full color, printed on prime 80# UV-coated,
acid-free stock. 12″ x 18.”

CLICK HERE to order.

Nonsense Rules!



One of the most popular issues of BLACK SCAT REVIEW was the special “Utter Nonsense” double issue (#9/10).  Readers will be happy to hear that we’ve decided to publish a sequel next year — “More Utter Nonsense”  — deadline to be announced. The lovely cover was done by a talented young Italian artist, Giada Cattaneo.

We think “More Utter Nonsense” is especially fitting since 2016 is an election year. Stay tuned for more details.

If you’ve missed any back issues of BSR. copies are available here.

Subways are for reading…


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The cartoonist Jason Little spotted a man reading THE ZOMBIE OF GREAT PERU in the subway at the Carroll Street stop, in Brooklyn.

A zombie rises from the grave of French literature to stalk the earth once more! This bizarre novel – written in 1697 – marks the first mention of the word “zombie” in world literature. It is a wicked tale of lascivious lust and lunatic desires, a strange concoction of prose and verse, set in the sexual and racial hothouse of colonial Guadeloupe. Our narrator has his eye on the beautiful Creole Countess, who goes barefoot and serves her guests tadpoles. When she offers him sex in exchange for magical powers, he tricks her into thinking she’s an invisible zombie; slapstick, humiliation, and confusion follow. Includes a preface by the avant-garde magus: Guillaume Apollinaire. FIRST PUBLICATION IN ENGLISH!


If you missed this classic weirdness, it’s available here on Amazon.

Alphonse Allais’s Absurd “Affair”!


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Adapted to film four times, “L’Affaire Blaireau” has remained popular and in print in France since its original appearance in 1899. This is its first publication in English. It is humorist Alphonse Allais’s only novel and, in the words of translator Doug Skinner: “It isn’t quite as wild or cruel as his early stories, but I find it delicious anyway. Summer in the provinces, the shrewd but impressionable Blaireau, futile political squabbles, a ridiculous but charming love story, what more could one want? And innocence is rewarded!”

Here’s a taste from Chapter I:


THE BLAIREAU AFFAIR is a rare find to be savored by the author’s growing circle of fans in America.


About the author:
ALPHONSE ALLAIS (1854 – 1905) began his career in Paris during the Belle Epoque. He was particularly active at the legendary cabaret Le Chat Noir, where he wrote for and edited the weekly paper. He quickly became known for his deadpan wit and inexhaustible imagination. Among other things, he also exhibited some of the first monochromatic pictures (such as his all-white “First Communion of Chlorotic Girls in the Snow” in 1883) and composed the first silent piece of music: “Funeral March for the Obsequies of a Deaf Man” (1884).

He was a crucial influence on Alfred Jarry, as well as on the Surrealists: Breton included him in his ANTHOLOGY OF BLACK HUMOR, and Duchamp was reading him on the day he died. Allais’s fascination with wordplay, puns, and holorhymes led Oulipo to call him an “anticipatory plagiarist”; the Pataphysical College dubbed him their “Patacessor.” His books have remained in print in France, and the Académie Alphonse Allais has awarded a literary prize in his honor since 1954.

Share the love, put Scat on your wall


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We’ve recently added several new poster editions to our Black Scat Broadside series. Each poster is printed in full color on luscious 80# UV-coated, acid-free stock. 12″ x 18.” Only $10. Collect ’em all!

Fans of Scat can declare their allegiance with this lovely commemorative edition.


Artist Terri Lloyd offers daily inspiration from her new “When I Grow Up,,,” series


“Gaslamp” is an amusing tale set in San Diego by Norman Conquest (with an illustration by Carla M. Wilson) makes a nice addition the the sun room.



You’ll also find broadsides by Frank Pulaski and Alphonse Allais on our Posters page.


Fact and Fiction Meet Head-on….


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…in this extraordinary work of innovative fiction.

Over three years in the making, Black Scat Books is proud to present IMPOSSIBLE CONVERSATIONS—featuring imagined interviews with Yoko Ono, Andy Warhol, Alfred Hitchcock, Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Georgia O’Keeffe, Louise Bourgeois, Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp, Salvador Dalí, Leonora Carrington, Madge Gill, Balthus, Béla Lugosi, Agatha Christie and—yes—even Anonymous.

Carla M. Wilson cleverly penetrates the facade of celebrity and brings us closer to the human being behind the brand. This quirky, witty, innovative collection mixes fact and fiction. It will amuse, educate, demystify, and delight.

“In Impossible Conversations Carla Wilson performs with great aplomb the impossibly perilous feat of the imagined interview. She has selected some of the most difficult interview subjects possible (artists!), and imagines how meetings between an interviewer who has done her research and really wants to engage these oddballs in conversation might play out. The results are delightful, perhaps even more for the agonies the interviewer has to endure than for the eccentricities of the artists themselves. Pity the poor interviewer, especially since the voices in this book are so well heard that one can actually imagine these troublesome characters to be in the room, making life for the interviewer uncomfortably difficult. What a sublime achievement!” —Eckhard Gerdes

“By way of Wilson’s splendid imagination, curious encounters guaranteed.” —Edith Doove

Imaginary Interviews with World-famous Artists
by Carla M. Wilson
Trade paperback, 220 pages. ISBN-13: 978-0692440704

CLICK HERE to order your copy on Amazon

OR click here to order direct from our printer

And let the conversation begin!



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