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Entries from November 2013

“Doug Skinner Is Always Right”

November 29th, 2013 · 8 Comments

Although I had sometimes suspected this was true, it was gratifying to see it in print.  Linette Lao and Mark Maynard visited Italy in 2003, and wrote some travel notes for the 14th issue of their magazine, Crimewave USA.  I had given them some useful advice, which, fortunately, they finally remembered.

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Index Cards (58)

November 25th, 2013 · 2 Comments

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Reading and Book Launch

November 18th, 2013 · 2 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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Latrobe History of Beer

November 12th, 2013 · 2 Comments

In 1996, between engagements, I landed a gig with Latrobe beer, researching beer trivia for use on coasters.  The project was coordinated by Jordan Bochanis; the artwork was by veteran Topps illustrator John Pound; and I forget who wrote the final copy.  I was paid well, and learned many interesting things about beer.  There were […]

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Index Cards (57)

November 11th, 2013 · Comments Off on Index Cards (57)

A flipbook study for a phenakistascope.

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Nature’s Way

November 8th, 2013 · 2 Comments

A reflective round, on the workings of nature.

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Black Scat Review 5

November 6th, 2013 · Comments Off on Black Scat Review 5

  Black Scat Review 5 is now available from Black Scat Books!  This one contains “Captain Cap Plays a Trick,” an excerpt from my translation of Alphonse Allais’s  Captain Cap, also available at the same link.

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November 4th, 2013 · 3 Comments

For anyone who’s interested, here’s a bibliography. PERIODICALS “Art For Art’s Sake” (continuing comic strip), The East Bay Review (Oakland, Ca.), 1977-1978. “Keyboard Komix” and “Suite for Chamber Orchestra,” Ear, July-August, 1978. Found texts and cartoons of imaginary musical instruments, Ear, September-October, 1978. “Red Telephone” (comic strip), Another Room #9, 1980. “Red Telephone” (comic strip), […]

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