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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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May 24th, 2013 · No Comments

The next Ullage Group event is in the works.  We’re planning something tasty, and will meet again when Anthony gets back to town. I direct your attention to an interview with Norman Conquest, the distinguished Président-Fondateur of Black Scat Books, which has published several of my translations, some with my illustrations. And, speaking of Black […]

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March 8th, 2013 · 7 Comments

“Peculiar Popularities” attracted a nice large audience.  Thanks to all of you who came out; more Ullage Group events are in preparation.  For those who missed it: Lisa Hirschfield covered the early history of X-Rays in popular culture, with plenty of pictures and early films; Doug Skinner talked about slang, artificial languages, and other fleeting […]

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Peculiar Popularities

February 25th, 2013 · 5 Comments

The Ullage Group is back for another afternoon of the odd and obscure.  This time, we present “Peculiar Popularities”: a diverse selection of now-forgotten-but-once-popular public interests, practices, and fixations. Anthony Matt will survey the short-lived but popular cinematic stage shows of the late 1800′s that anticipated the birth of motion pictures.  He will discuss panoramic […]

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