Don’t miss Doug Skinner‘s gala reading & book launch for his translation of Captain Cap: His Adventures, His Ideas, His Drinks by Alphonse Allais (Black Scat Books).
Allais’s proto-pataphysical antihero, the inventor and explorer Captain Cap, expounds on such subjects as the kangacycle, the antifilter, and the smell-buoy, as he rages against European bureaucracy and drinks an alarming number of cocktails. This first English translation includes all of Allais’s 1902 edition, plus eight extra stories, notes, historical photos, over 50 illustrations by the hard-working translator —and, of course, recipes for Cap’s favorite drinks.
The reading will take place on Saturday, November 23, at 5 pm, at the Jalopy Theater, 315 Columbia St., in Brooklyn. Books will be available for purchase. The inimitable Feral Foster will be on hand to dispense complimentary Cap drinks.
For directions to Jalopy visit jalopy.biz
So mark your calendars, a night of FREE fun, laughter, and refreshments awaits you.
Dark fetal visions by collage master Opal Louis Nations. This is speculative fiction for born-again sinners—a visual feast fresh from the womb.
“…one of the great masterpieces of humorous literature.”—nooSFere Littérature
In this mammoth new tome from Black Scat Books, 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, the bacteria motor, and much more. In addition to Doug Skinner’s witty drawings throughout, this special edition includes the complete, unabridged text of the original 1902 French edition, 8 uncollected Cap stories, and a “Cappendix” featuring rare historical pictures.