Top Ten Forthcoming Titles

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The Facetiae Erotica of Poggio
by Poggio Bracciolini. With hand-lettered cover & drawing by Jana Vukovic

Captain Cap (Vol. III): The Antifilter & Other Inventions
by Alphonse Allais. Translated from the French by Doug Skinner

Oulipo Pornobongo 2: Anthology of Erotic Wordplay
edited by Norman Conquest

Blink: Visual Antiphonies
by Farewell Debut

Hotel Ortolan
by Tom Whalen. With photographs by Michel Varisco

Embryo World & Others Stripped Bare
by Opal Louis Nations

Moo Nudes
by Monika Mori

Contemporary Art for Rich Kids
by Peppo Bianchessi

Captain Cap: His Adventures, His Ideas, His Drinks
by Alphonse Allais. Translated from the French by Doug Skinner
(Illustrated trade paper edition)

Tintin Meets The Dragon Queen in The Return of the Maya to Manhattan
a novel by Alain Arias-Misson

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Happy Summer Reading!

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Please consider these fine titles:

CAPTAIN CAP (VOL. II)  Alphonse Allais. Translated by Doug Skinner
THE MAN WHO WALKED ON AIR & OTHER TALES OF INNOCENCE Alain Arias-Misson
WASTED ENERGIES, BAFFLED THOUGHTS  G. Mackenzie Bacon
A CAMI SAMPLER. Pierre Henri Cami. Translated by John Crombie
THE NEGLECTED WORKS OF NORMAN CONQUEST
THE TWO LOVES OF NUNNY  Farewell Debut
THE OTHER SIDE: THE SHOCKING TRUTH BEHIND 100 CLASSIC PAINTINGS
C.S. Hibbard
KIRGHIZ STEPPES: ACCUMULATED VERBO-VISUALS  M. Kasper
THE WORKS & LIFE OF KOSTY RICHARDS: AN AMERICAN CAREER  Richard Kostelanetz
IT’S FUN TO BE RICH IN AMERICA Michael Leigh & Norman Conquest
THE COMPLETE UNABRIDGED LEXICON  Opal Louis Nations
NICKLE NOIR: THE ART OF JOHN NICKLE  John Nickle
DOKTOR BEY’S SUICIDE GUIDEBOOK  Derek Pell
HOW I BECAME AN IDIOT  Francisque Sarcey  (Alphonse Allais)
HOT HEART OF BOAR & OTHER TASTES  Terry Southern

BLACK SCAT REVIEW – Number One
BLACK SCAT REVIEW – Number Two
BLACK SCAT REVIEW  Number Three

Happy Summer!

A Bishop is Reassured . . .

A Bishop is Reassured Regarding his Loose Teeth

An old bishop, whom I knew, complained that he had already lost a number of his teeth, and that others were shaking so badly that he feared to lose these also.

At this a man of his district said: “Have no fear that you will lose your teeth.”

“Why not?” the bishop asked curiously.

“Well, my testicles have been hanging loose for the last forty years seeming always on the point of falling off, yet I have never lost them.”

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The Facetiae Erotica of Poggio
by Poggio Bracciolini
Illustrations by Jana Vukovic

Coming in July in a Black Scat Classic Interim Edition

Neglected Works

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“Delightfully engaging feast for the eyes as well as the funny bone. A must for all those who are fans of the surreal, the impertinent and the painful truth about art and politics today. Richly illustrated with dynamic collages and eye watering graphics – each page could quite easily be framed and hung in a gallery.” —Kollage Kid (UK)

“Norman Conquest is neglected, as a majority of difficult-to-niche artists are neglected. It is unjust. Conquest is nonpareil here and everywhere. Conquest is richly prolific.” —Harold Jaffe

$15
Illustrated. Full color. Trade Paperback.  6″ x 9″.  68 pp.
ISBN-13: 978-0615703428
Art / Satire

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In the wings, some special things (second edition)…

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Nearly 100 posts agoon August 18th, 2012 to be precisewe published a roundup of forthcoming books called In the wings, some special things”  There were only a few titles on our list back then, yet we were ambitious, eager, and inspired. Today, this little house has a bookshelf all its own. Moreover, we’re still putting our money on the printed word, despite the world’s panicky flight to digital.

There is (and must be) room for both eBooks and print.

Indeed, a few of our titlesas well as our magazine Black Scat Revieware available for Kindle and other digital platforms. But the emphasis remains on paperback editions to be held, squeezed, sniffed, licked, displayed and read.

Here are a few treats coming your way this summer.

The Facetiae Erotica of Poggio by Poggio Bracciolini.
Facetiae is a collection of humorous and indecent tales by Renaissance humanist Poggio Bracciolini (1380–1459), which was originally published in 1470. It features such stories as “Of a Fool, Who Thought His Wife Had Two Openings” and “Visio Francisci Philelphi,” the earliest recorded version of Carvel’s ring. This special Black Scat Classic edition includes a cover and illustrations by artist Jana Vukovic. Based in Belgrade, Serbia, Jana is well known for her unique, hand-lettered designs and book covers. Limited to just 69 copies, this edition is a must-have for one’s private library.

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Be prepared to sail away with two more volumes in our Captain Cap series by Alphonse Allais. Translated and illustrated by the great Doug Skinner, these amusing pun-filled tales featuring Allais’s legendary, hard-drinking captain have never before appeared in English. Leonardo Reviews in the UK called Volume I “…a little gem.”

So head to the shore and keep your eyes peeled for Captain Cap (Vol. III): The Antifilter & Other Inventions, and Captain Cap (Vol. IV): The Sanatorium of the Future.

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Our world is drowning in a deluge of iPhone snapshotsbillions of mirrors reflecting the detritus of daily life… evidence of the fast food we consume, the parade of strangers and passersby, the microscopic gestures pointing to the enshrinement of Self.

QUESTION: what happens when an artist arms herself with an iPhone?

ANSWER: Blink: Visual Antiphonies by Farewell Debut

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photograph by farewell debut

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Happy Summer Reading!

How to Write the Suicide Note

The following is an excerpt from Doktor Bey’s Suicide Guidebook, just published in a Black Scat Classic Interim Edition,  part of the Absurdist Texts & Documents series. Limited to 85 copies.

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THE SUICIDE NOTE

Here are ten tips to aid you in writing your suicide note, a particular often overlooked.

  1. Use of the first person is generally preferred.
  2. For maximum impact and credibility, always write in the past tense. (Example:: I was a failure in business.)
  3. If you are without family, friends, or even enemies, address the note “To Whom It May Concern.”
  4. When possible, use a typewriter. Far too many notes are indecipherable.
  5. Keep a carbon copy in your pocket, in case the original is misplaced.
  6. Do not concern yourself with the “beginning-middle-end” rule. Just concentrate on the end.
  7. Keep in mind that these are your last words. They should be commensurate with your social position.  They should reverberate in the reader’s mind!  Avoid such clichés as “Goodbye cruel world” and “To be or not to be . . .” Strive for the poetic.
  8. Self-pity, slang, and obscenity are acceptable.
  9. If artistically inclined, attach a self-portrait.
  10. Be brief. Nothing is more boring than a long goodbye.


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Doktor Bey's Suicide Guidebook

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