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Farewell Debut‘s astonishing new collection of images were all captured with an iPhone. She opens our eyes to strange, subterranean visions that vanish in a blink, but return to haunt.

PRAISE FOR BLINK

“A digital Rorschach exploration.” –Diana Scheunemann

“A real visual feast!  If this is a farewell to Debut’s debut, I can’t wait to see what the next meal will be.”  –Yuriy Tarnawsky, author of The Placebo Effect Trilogy

“The kaleidoscopic eccentricity in Farewell’s work seduces you into a visionary world of colour and form.”  –Samantha Memi (UK)

“Her images are like memories snapping fire.”   –Derek Pell

Surreal, eerie, absurd, BLINK is one artist’s response to a world drowning in snapshots.

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Is it art? Anti-art? Anti-iPhone? Or a clarion call to rebel?

From the artist’s introduction:

…fine art is dead and we’re destined to listen to thin pop music while wearing The Bright Capri and The Crossing Waters Sandal in Tangerine. Or not.

Over 100 pages of unforgettable color photographs in a limited edition of 100 copies, perfect-bound, in our Absurdist Texts & Documents series.

Don’t blink or you’ll miss it.

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Coming Soon

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Ah, the merry month of March hath arrived, and that means the “Pleasure” issue of Black Scat Review will soon be available. In addition to its provocative cover photograph by Eleanor Bennett (a British sixteen year old of astounding talent), the magazine features nearly 80 pages of pleasurable art & fiction by Alain Arias-Misson, Jonathan Baumbach, Guy R. Beining, Miggs Burroughs, Pierre Henri Cami, John Crombie, Farewell Debut, Jacinta EscudosStephen D. Gutierrez, Harold Jaffe, Richard Kostelanetz, Terri Lloyd, Samantha Memi, Opal Louis Nations, Derek PellDoug Skinner, and D. Harlan Wilson.

This is one issue you won’t want to miss, and to avoid such a catastrophe simply enter your email address in the box in the column at left (below “Join the Underground”).  How hard is that?

March on!

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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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.

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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.