Innovative Fiction. Cinema. Absurdist Humor. Anthology. Erotic Fiction.
Innovative Fiction. Cinema. Absurdist Humor. Anthology. Erotic Fiction.
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About Doug Sinner
Doug Skinner has contributed articles and cartoons to Black Scat Review, Oulipo Pornobongo, The Fortean Times, Strange Attractor Journal, Fate, Weirdo, The Anomalist, Nickelodeon, Cabinet, and other fine publications. Black Scat has published several books of his stories and cartoons, as well as his translations of the French humorist Alphonse Allais.
He has written music for several dance companies, including ODC-San Francisco and Margaret Jenkins; his scores for actor/clown Bill Irwin include The Regard of Flight, The Courtroom, The Regard Evening, and The Harlequin Studies. He has performed his songs (the ones inside this book) in many theaters, clubs, and cabarets. His puppet shows with Michael Smith have been seen everywhere from Caroline’s Comedy Club in Manhattan to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.
TV and movie appearances include Great Performances, The ‘90s, Martin Mull’s Talent Takes a Holiday, Ed, Crocodile Dundee II, and a smattering of commercials.
He lived for decades in Manhattan, but has moved to New Paltz, a few miles to the north.
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Things are really heating up and the August issue of LE SCAT NOIR has arrived just in the nick of time. #226 has an all-star international cast of cool characters, hot fiction, art, poetry, and news you won’t find anywhere else. Featuring Alphonse Allais, Mark Axelrod, Suzanne Burns, Michael Cina, John Diamond-Nigh, Ian Dooley, Rose Knapp, Terri Lloyd, Amit Nayak, Frank Pulaski, Doug Rice, Paul Rosheim, Jason E. Rolfe, Gail Schneider, Doug Skinner, Dominic Viti, Tom Whalen, and Carla M. Wilson.
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Black Scat author and translator Doug Skinner has just released his new album—THAT REGRETTABLE WEEKEND—featuring 21 songs that will make you laugh, cry in your beer, feel nostalgic for old New York and those better (some might say bitter) days that never existed. Golden vocals with traces of dark humor and a haunting uke conspire to lull one down a slippery slope.
Take a listen to the title cut:
You can purchase the full digital album for only $9, or nab your favorite tracks for a buck.
Watch for THE DOUG SKINNER SONGBOOK coming later this year.
Staring hard, the Sergeant was convinced that he could indeed perceive a faint rounded pattern. He stepped back and stared at the Inspector with undisguised awe, “My god sir! You are right! And what use can we make of that?”
“Ah, nothing at this moment, my dear fellow,” and the visibly pleased Inspector waved a hand airily, “but there has been a murder and there has been a victim, so for future reference, who knows!”
Don’t be deceived by the Wodehousian style, gory, third-sex serial murders and a breath-taking third-sex romance await you in this hilarious new novel by Alain Arias-Misson. Meet a baffled detective trapped inside a startling screwball plot, in which straight sex meets third sex!
Alain Arias-Misson was born in Brussels, grew up from age four in New York, Greek Literature and philosophy at Harvard, led a nomadic life throughout Europe, North Africa and New York. Lives in Paris and Venice. This is his tenth novel. In Europe he is known for his Public Poems in a dozen cities, and also New York and L.A., as well as his experimental poetry which has been shown in hundreds of galleries and museums around the world.
“Every time I write about Doug Skinner’s translations of Alphonse Allais – the new one is I Am Sarcey – I say that Allais’s humor columns and so on ought to be period pieces, historical ephemera, but are better than that, are good. Still funny; still fun. This is my only idea about Allais, apparently. If anything this is even more the case with I Am Sarcey – more ephemeral yet not, but even more so.’
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This collection of sporting tales mashes literary history and sports lore into a satirical inferno—skewering academic jargon and postmodern analysis with a razor-sharp, poison-tipped foil. Axelrod mischievously injects the ancients with steroids and offers statistics to prove how little we know about the origin of our favorite pastimes. Inside you’ll discover the “Baudelaire-Bird Connection or, How the Boston Celtics Got To Be That Way”; the obscure “Russian Sport of Face Slapping”; “Metaleptic Parabasis or, the Fine Art of High Jumping”; “Jai-Alai Machu Picchu,” and many other strange feats of Physical Lit-ness. Arm yourself with these tales and head to the nearest sports bar or poetry reading and laugh your ass off.
150 pp., trade paperback, $12.95
Black Scat author and translator Doug Skinner recently informed us about a book of poems he’s reading by Raoul Ponchon. One poem in particular struck his fancy as it’s about the conservative French drama critic Francisque Sarcey (1827-1899). The poem — “Our Uncle’s Aunt” — mocks Sarcey, saying his reviews were influenced by his elderly aunt. Lucien Boucher‘s illustration .is reproduced here.
This is one of the funniest books we’ve ever published — and that’s saying a lot. If you’re looking for a hilarious example of black humor, don’t miss it.
We’ve done our spring cleaning. LE SCAT NOIR is sporting a new logo and masthead design. (Yes, the journal’s mascot “Scatman” has finally made the front cover.) In addition to our regular features (Adrienne Auvray’s “News in a Nutshell,” Terri Lloyd’s “Dear P.B. advice column,” Doug Skinner’s absurd musical instruments, and Frank Pulaski’s no holds barred horoscopes) this special April Fools issue includes outstanding fiction by Alphonse Allais, Eckhard Gerdes, Jan Vander Laenen, Jason E. Rolfe, and D. Harlan Wilson; humor by Peter Gambaccini; poetry by Paul Rosheim; and sublime art by Darlene Altschul, Paulo Brito, and Carla M. Wilson.
To celebrate spring and the impeachment of Donald J. Trump, we offer readers a free ticket to the festivities. Finally, our short-lived national nightmare is over. Now we can all breathe a sigh of relief.
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OK, that’s your freebie for today…now plunk down your coins for Alphonse Allais‘s new collection, I AM SARCEY. This is the book Black Scat was born to publish.
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The book Black Scat was born to publish!
Francisque Sarcey was the most influential drama critic in 1890s Paris — and the most conservative. He famously dismissed Alfred Jarry‘s Ubu Roi as “a filthy fraud that deserves nothing but the silence of contempt.” The brilliant humorist Alphonse Allais transformed Sarcey into an Ubuesque piñata in a series of columns published under Sarcey’s name in the newspaper Le Chat Noir.
The pseudo-Sarcey became a prattling idiot, bragging about his appetite and complaining about his impotence, a memorable comic character who often eclipsed the original. This sustained journalistic prank — compiled and translated by Doug Skinner — is destined to become a classic of black humor.
Add this gem to your collection and celebrate April Fools all year long.
I AM SARCEY
Translated from the French by Doug Skinner
Includes an introduction and complete notes on the text
$12.95 / trade paperback, 218 pp.,
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And here’s a GIFT, the April Fools Issue of LE SCAT NOIR.
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