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rear windows – one photo

25 Jan
25.01.2016

Rear Windows: An Inside Look at Fifty Film Noir Classics por Norman Conquest …
… uma foto para mostrar os meus talentos(?) como criador de cenários. Ou nem isso.

the neglected works of norman conquest

25 Jan
25.01.2016

I found it entertaining. I am a fan of good ideas and good satire.

the neglected works of norman conquest

the neglected works of norman conquest

This book is definitely for me. The plot is unexplainable, but the jokes aren’t.

rear windows: an inside look at fifty film noir classics

23 Jan
23.01.2016

Rear Windows: An Inside Look at Fifty Film Noir Classics por Norman Conquest is very over the top (or under the belly).
Someone may think that a support group might be necessary for those subjected to the visions that took place in this book – not me! As for me I love it. I missed however some music and sound effects (a valuable tool for this unique genre).

It is a book of windows and prisons. Worth a shot! Or better several… It was a gem.

gaslamp by norman conquest

13 Set
13.09.2015

Gaslamp by Norman Conquest, with an illustration by Carla M. Wilson, is a tale of the Black Scat Broadside series (posters), number #4, published by Black Scat Books.

The story is simple, funny and stylish (is in a poster!)

gaslamp by norman conquest

gaslamp by norman conquest

I loved the idea of having a history hanging in the wall and I plan to decorate the walls of my reading palace with more posters.

inconvenient interview to jason e. rolfe

04 Jan
04.01.2015

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My first contact with the writing of Jason E. Rolfe occurred when I bought (30.05.2013) the novel Synthetic Saints published by Vagabond Press Books. At that time I didn’t know that he “was a French writer and humorist born in Honfleur, Calvados. He was the author of many collections of whimsical writings. A poet as much as a humorist, he cultivated the verse form known as holorhyme…oh wait, that’s Alphonse Allais. This bio is for who? Jason E. Rolfe? I have no idea who that is.” – bio found at Sein und Werden (Now We Are Ten).

Jason E. Rolfe is a worthy successor to Alphonse Allais

Norman Conquest

Jason is someone that can turn my gloomy days into sunny days, because he’s not only fascinating as a writer but as a person.

1. Do you have a specific writing style?

Not really. I like to think of myself as an absurdist, but the truth is I’m not purely absurd. I’ve been called “darkly comic”, which sounds good to me.

2. What books have most influenced your life?

Well, I’m easily influenced so it’s difficult to say. I’ve evolved as a reader, and as a result I’ve changed considerably as a writer. I would say the books that have influenced me the most as a writer have been “Incidences” by Daniil Kharms and “I Am a Phenomenon Quite Out of the Ordinary: The Notebooks, Diaries and Letters of Daniil Kharms” edited by Anthony Anemone and Peter Scotto, along with “The World of Alphonse Allais” translated and edited by Myles Kingston and “The Best of Myles” by Myles na Gopaleen (Flann O’Brien). In terms of the “life” influence in your question, I would say Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot” sits atop a pile that also includes Daumal’s “A Night of Serious Drinking” and “You’ve Always Been Wrong”. There are many, many others I’ve been influenced by, but these are the biggest.

3. If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?

Although they likely don’t see themselves this way, I would consider Rhys Hughes and Brendan Connell mentors. I respect what they do and value what they say, and have frequently been inspired by their unique works. In a roundabout sort of way I also consider Alphonse Allais and Daniil Kharms mentors in that I study their work, try to understand it and them, and hope to apply the lessons I learn to my own writing.

4. What are your current projects?

Ugh. I have been plugging away at a Vienna novel for several years now. It’s certainly an absurd thing. My goal is to have it done this year. I’m working on a collection of short stories as well. A number of the stories have already been published (you can catch some of them in the nonsense issue of Black Scat Review, which is still available from Black Scat Books!). It would be nice to have those two things done and submitted by the end of 2015, but we’ll see. I have an essay I really want to finish, and some editorial projects I need to wrap up too.

5. How much research do you do?

It depends. I did very little research while writing the stories in “An Inconvenient Corpse”. I’ve done loads of research while working on my Vienna novel. I suppose it depends on the type of story. The incidents in “An Inconvenient Corpse” were less about the detail and more about the point I was trying to make with them. If the detail has a role in the story I’ll research it. If not, I probably won’t bother.

6. Do you write full-time or part-time?

Is there something less than part-time? Because if there is, that’s what I write. I have a full time job, I’m a full-time parent, I’m taking university courses part-time, and I’m devoutly lazy, so writing usually gets lost in the shuffle.

7. Where do your ideas come from?

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Again it depends. The ideas that spawned “An Inconvenient Corpse” were, for the most part, inspired by people and incidents in my life. Two of them, “Unknown Famous Writer” and “A Heavy Burden” were inspired by posts I read on Facebook, oddly enough. The stories in my Vienna novel were inspired by historical events while my Daniil Ivanovich stories are inspired by the (all-too-easy to prove) belief that the world is complete and utter nonsense.

8. How can readers discover more about you and you work?

They can follow me on Facebook (which I frequent far too frequently given the lack of time I have for other things), Twitter (if and when I remember my password), and on my blog (www.jasonrolfe.wordpress.com). They’re more than welcome to pick up my short collection, “An Inconvenient Corpse”, which is #30 in Black Scat Books’ “Absurdist Texts & Documents” series.

the unknown adjective and other stories by doug skinner

12 Out
12.10.2014

What is the truth behind the “Unknown Adjective”? Will Walter and Benny find the elusive batworm? What really goes on out in “Cowboy Country”? And can Dr. Docket find a cure for all that ails Mr. Pert? You’ll discover the answers to these and other burning questions in this profusely illustrated collection of comics and picture stories from the brilliant (albeit peculiar) mind of Doug Skinner. Take a look inside and see for yourself. Your daily dilemmas will soon seem inconsequential, and the laughter you hear may turn out to be your own.

Black Scat Books

The Unknown Adjective and Other Stories by Doug Skinner é uma leitura muito divertida; com tudo aquilo e muito mais.

this is utter nonsense #9 by black scat books

02 Out
02.10.2014

yes, the beer is certified! é uma das histórias que vai ser publicada na antologia This is utter nonsense #9 pela editora Black Scat Books.

A minha história vai partilhar este número com Jake Alexander, Alphonse Allais, Alain Arias-Misson, Mark Axelrod, Norman Conquest, Farewell Debut, Fiona Duffin, Tom La Farge, Allen Forrest, Ryan Forsythe, Eckhard Gerdes, Rhys Hughes, Janne Karlsson, Teri Lee Kline, Richard Kostelanetz, Michael Leigh, Terri Lloyd, David Macpherson, Samantha Memi, Monika Mori, Yarrow Paisley, Bobby Phillips, Jason E. Rolfe, Doug Skinner, Wendy Walker, and Carla M. Wilson.

Sim, vou ter uma história publicada juntamente com o meu autor favorito.

um dos melhores momentos do ano

01 Set
01.09.2014

Coloco o link para o programa de rádio Giggle & Gossip no qual Fiona Duffin falou do projecto The Ironic Fantastic e de moi. Um momento muito gratificante. Adorei. Um dos pontos altos deste ano.

O programa pode ser ouvido no MixCloud, aqui.

Aproveito para fornecer o link para duas antologias que têm textos meus.

bsr8

black scat books – seduction

black scat review #8

oulipo pornobongo 3: anthology of erotic wordplay

Ambas publicadas pela excelente editora Black Scat Books

oulipo pornobongo 3 anthology of erotic wordplay

28 Ago
28.08.2014

The collection includes works by Maria Schurr, Paulo Brito, Tom La Farge, Lucy Selleck, Doug Skinner, Ellen Nations, Paul Forristal, and others.

Black Scat Books

I have a story in this anthology.

Below is a direct link to the order page for the issue.

http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/798844

black scat review #8

16 Ago
16.08.2014

 

Black Scat Review #8 features seductive works by Suzanne Burns, Doug Rice, Steven Teref, Kurt Cline, Charles Holdefer, Doug Skinner, Paulo Brito, Jhaki M.S. Landgrebe, Tara Stillions Whitehead, Moan Lisa, Fox Harvard, Charlie Griggs, Monika Mori, and Tom Whalen.

Cover photo by Fox Harvard

Black Scat Books

I have a story in this anthology.

Below is a direct link to the order page for the issue. The print edition or the digital version.

http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/798507?__r=265342

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