X-ray Visions

from Shattered Rainbow by Monika Moriacrylics on x-ray by Monika Mori

When we first discovered the paintings of Austrian artist Monika Mori (known internationally as “Moo”) we were mesmerized by her abstract forms and bold colors. Her powerful imagery on x-rays using a palette knife opened a door to a world of fresh visions.

Black Scat is proud to announce the publication of Mori’s Shattered Rainbow—a highly personal series which includes both paintings on x-rays and works on stretched canvasses in mixed media. This is the first book publication of the artist’s work in the U.S. The unique Black Scat edition is limited to 150 copies and can be ordered here.

Scattered Rainbow is a stage where emotions collide, splinter and re-animate. It reflects the artist’s belief that art is a mediator of the unspeakable.

Sleepers Awake!

illustration by Florence Bocherel

Black Scat Review awaits you like a shot of espresso. The new issue features steaming art by Florence Bocherel and Michael Leigh; eye-opening translations by John Crombie and Doug Skinner; plus jolts of piping hot fiction by Alphonse Allais, Pierre Henri Cami, Pedro Carolino, Crad Kilodney, Samantha Memi, Yuriy Tarnawsky, and Tom Whalen. And if that’s not enough to get you out of bed, check out the startling cover photo by S. N. Jacobson, and Elizabeth Archer’s revealing interview with Samantha Memi.  Get your copy here.

Premiere Issue

Black Scat Review (Number One)

We’re pleased to announce the release of the first issue of BLACK SCAT REVIEW.

Contributors include: Alphonse Allais, Elizabeth Archer, Florence Bocherel, Pierre Henri Cami, Pedro Carolino, John Crombie, S. N. Jacobson. Crad Kilodney, Michael Leigh, Samantha Memi, Doug Skinner, Yuriy Tarnawsky, and Tom Whalen. The issue includes an interview with Samantha Memi, author of Kate Moss & Other Heroines.

Cover photo by S. N. Jacobson

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This Book Has Legs

KATE MOSS & Other Heroines by Samantha Memi

Sexy legs and a whole lot more.

Let yourself be seduced by a new comic voice. Meet talking Tampax, rebellious stilettos, singing lizards, weeping Lamborghinis, and heroines to die for—Guinevere, Marie Antoinette and, of course. Kate Moss.

These eight twisted tales by British writer Samantha Memi will dazzle, shock, and surprise.

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Samantha Memi

Black Scat News from London, Paris, Montreal & Austria

Exciting new books are on the way and you won’t want to miss them.  Samantha MemiWe’ve just published Samantha Memi’s first collection of short fiction: Kate Moss & Other Heroines#7 in our Absurdist Texts & Documents series. Memi is a gifted young British writer with a unique, offbeat voice. And if we didn’t know better we’d swear she’s a relation to the great French absurdist, Alphonse Allais. Also,  the forthcoming first issue of Black Scat Review features an interview with the London-based writer.

self-portrait by Cami
The French humorist Pierre Henri Cami (1884–1958) is virtually unknown in America and Black Scat Books is proud to be the first to publish a collection of his writings & drawings in the States. A Cami Sampler
(Absurdist Texts & Documents #9) is translated by John Crombie whose Kiickshaws Press in Paris published several exquisite letterpress editions of works by Cami. Charlie Chaplin hailed Cami as “the greatest humorist in the world,” and if that’s hyperbole… well he’s certainly right up there alongside several Black Scat authors.

Isidore Isou

Another literary event coming your way—also in the AT&D series—is a text by the Romanian-born French poet and artist, Isidore Isou, founder of the art movement Lettrism. Translated by Doug Skinner, Considerations on the Death and Burial of Tristan Tzara has never before appeared in English. Isou recounts his bizarre and humorous behavior at Tristan Tzara’s funeral. It’s a rare tidbit of renegade  art history.

Monika Mori

In December, Black Scat will publish Shattered Rainbow by the Austrian artist Monika Mori. The book features a series of stunning abstract works created on x-rays with acrylics using a palette knife.


Florence Bocherel

Florence Bocherel is an experimental comic artist/writer. She was born in London, but currently lives in Montreal, Canada. Black Scat will publish her graphic novel, Post-asphyx in 2013.