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John Dee Through His Dreams

November 10th, 2014 · No Comments

John Dee, Part I: John Dee Through His Dreams An Illustrated Lecture with Doug Skinner Date: Tuesday, November 18 Time: 8pm Admission: $12 Place: Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424 Third Avenue, Brooklyn. This lecture is presented by Shannon Taggart, Programmer in Residence of the Morbid Anatomy Museum. In the first of this two evening series, Doug […]

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Carousel Art Show at Dixon Place

August 25th, 2014 · 1 Comment

I (Doug Skinner, that is) will be participating in a show of artwork by Carousel contributors at the Dixon Place Gallery on September 3. R. Sikoryak’s Carousel is Dixon Place’s longest continually running performance series, featuring a wide array of comic strip makers, graphic novelists, visual artists and luminaries from the downtown New York Theater […]

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Bulletin (28)

July 28th, 2014 · No Comments

First of all, we’re happy to announce that the Ullage Group is planning another event, after prolonged torpor.  It will focus on one of Charles Fort’s favorite topics, volcanoes, and is slated for the fall.  Details will follow. Some of my comic art will be included in a show at Dixon Place (in Manhattan) in […]

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April 15th, 2014 · No Comments

There is a nice of review of my illustrated translation of Captain Cap, by Alphonse Allais, over at Tam Tam Books.  You can purchase a copy from Amazon, you know. I’m happy to report that I’ve been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, for my comic strip “Shorten the Classics: Moby Dick,” in Black Scat Review […]

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February 25th, 2014 · No Comments

Black Scat Review #6 is now out!  It contains my translation of an 1897 monologue by Jules Moy, “The Unicolorist,” prefaced with an article on the comic tradition of monochromatic painting.  It also contains work by Nin Andrews, Emily June Brink, Eckhard Gerdes, Michelle Gray, Judson Hamilton, Sarah Katharina Kayß, Adam Miller, Ivan de Monbrison, […]

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December 30th, 2013 · No Comments

I do hope that all who read this attend my birthday show, January 3, 9 pm, at the Jalopy Theater.  To mark the occasion, I will present a program of my songs and instrumental music; joining me will be David Gold on viola, Ralph Hamperian on Tuba, and Doug Roesch on guitar. There is a […]

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December 2nd, 2013 · No Comments

As is my custom, I will be celebrating my birthday at the Jalopy Theater next month.  On Friday, January 3, you can hear a program of my songs and instrumental music, with David Gold on viola, Ralph Hamperian on tuba, Doug Roesch on guitar, and me on vocals, uke, and piano. More books are forthcoming […]

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Reading and Book Launch

November 18th, 2013 · No Comments

There will be a reading and book launch, from and for Captain Cap: His Adventures, His Ideas, His Drinks, by Alphonse Allais: now translated, annotated, and illustrated by Doug Skinner, and published by Black Scat Books. Allais’s proto-pataphysical antihero, the inventor and explorer Captain Cap, expounds on such subjects as the kangacycle, the antifilter, and […]

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September 12th, 2013 · No Comments

Oh boy!  Oulipo Pornobongo 2 is now out, chockablock with smut and recreational linguistics.  This one features work by Opal Louis Nations, Farewell Debut, D.S. Macpherson, Thaddeus Rutkowski, Giovanni Zuniga, Derek Pell, Roger Leatherwood, Eckhard Gerdes and others.  I contribute a song, an acrostic about mating dachshunds, a translation of an 1885 story by Alphonse […]

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August 12th, 2013 · No Comments

Our tribute to Les Blank was an unqualified delight.  Blank’s films unfurled in all their majesty; and his sons Harrod and Beau were on hand to provide commentary and to answer questions.  Our thanks to all who attended. You can see a rare photographic portrait of me, enjoying my edition of Alphonse Allais’s How I […]

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