ABOUT & CONTACT
I write about unconditional love, death, the origins of civilisation, the horrors of work, small gods, paradise, philosophy, the truth of politics, gender, mental ‘illness’ and miss genius. I also make infographics, comic strips, subvertisements and little guides to everything, much of which you can find here.
I love (and endeavour to write) outsider literature — Steppenwolf, Catcher in the Rye, Valis type fiction, and non-fiction inspired by Louis Mumford, Ivan Illich and John Zerzan. By ‘outside’ I mean outside of civilisation. I don’t reject everything within the history of civilisation, which would be silly, but I do believe that, ten thousand years ago, man (and I do mean man) made a catastrophic wrong turn into self.
Life-wise, I have worked—in Russian cement factories, Spanish anarchist squats, Japanese high schools, Qatari military schools, Sudanese oil companies and Saudi shit-holes—and I have groomed horses, impersonated priests and sold shrunken heads—but it’s in avoiding work, for twenty five years, that I have really succeeded.
I am the author of The Apocalypedia, which I spent a large part of that twenty five years writing, in order to make unfathomable sense of everything, usefully offend everyone offendable, demolish the preposterous notion, once and for all, that quantum mechanics and the female orgasm are unrelated and say something actually new.
I also wrote and designed Belly Up!—a surreal and satirical adult comic—with William Barker and Ai. I recently finished 33 Myths of the System, a free guide to the Unhappy Supermind, Belly Up TV, a six part cross between Monty Python, the Day Today and Bahubali, a novel, called Drowning is Fine, about crap sex, desperate penury and ecstatic erotic revolution and another teevee show called Fired, a black comedy about working yourself to death.
These last three are very good, but aren’t likely to appear soon because, like everything else I do, nobody wants to produce them yet. At the moment I’m tied up in money-work, alas, but I published a bit on my blog this year (2019). My first plan was for this site to be a park for my books, then at the beginning of 2017. I decided I’d do a twelve-month of blog, but I had to stop at the end of June. I finished ‘phase 2’ at the end of September 2019 and will finish off some other year.
You can write to me at the email address on the picture. Please tell me a bit about yourself, because it’s nice to feel that you are talking to a flesh-and-blood person and not a disembodied virtual brain machine gunning questions—but don’t worry if you would prefer just to write a few lines of anonymous abuse, because that too I will warmly welcome into my innermost.
Note also there’s a mailing list pop up at the top of these pages (which you can dismiss). If you put your address there you’ll get very occasional news updates of my doings and froings. New books will be announced there too. I won’t put your name on the mailing list if you write to me though.
By the way, Google, Amazon and my book flap all describe me as an ‘activist’. I’m not. I’ve never done it. I could imagine a kind of activism that I would love to do, but the opportunity has never arisen.
Finally, if, for some reason, you want to know more about me, I’ve written this rather self-indulgent post.
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The site doesn’t look as good on a smartphone because I don’t have one and don’t know how to change images and layout for mobile devices.