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Captain Cap: The Trade Edition

October 11th, 2013 · 2 Comments



The trade edition of Captain Cap is now available!  Alphonse Allais’s hard-drinking, proto-pataphysical antihero, based on his friend Albert Caperon, bullies bartenders, swindles prostitutes, travels the world, and offers such useful inventions as the smell-buoy, the kangacycle, volatile ink, the bacteria motor, and much more.  This edition collects the four installments previously published by Black Scat Books, plus eight Captain Cap stories Allais published elsewhere.  It’s 370 pages; it was translated by Doug Skinner, who also provided an introduction, notes, and over 50 illustrations.  There’s a Cappendix of historical photos and recipes for the Captain’s favorite cocktails.  And, for the first time, Caperon himself graces the cover, in Norman Conquest’s elegant design.

You can order a copy through Black Scat Books, or directly from Amazon.  Bon voyage, Cap!

(Posted by Doug Skinner)

Tags: 'pataphysics · Alphonse Allais · Literature

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Derek // Oct 19, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    My, what a BIG book!

  • 2 Doug // Oct 19, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    Big and bodacious!

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