Friday, December 17, 2021

BE ITALIAN by Jimmy Angelina & Wyatt Doyle

Video made by Andy Biscontini, Italian.

Over a year in the making, Be Italian is the new release from Jimmy Angelina and Wyatt Doyle. It is a book of people pretending to be Italian, and Italians pretending not to be. It is not a coloring book. (But if you want to color your copy? Hey, it's your book. Have a ball, baby.)

Be Italian is an unprecedented visual history exploring Italian identity in motion pictures, from the early years of the silver screen through the modern era.

Italians as cowboys. Italians as Jews. Italians as Jews, married to Italians.

Italians as Mexicans. Italians as Amish.

Magic Italians. Space Italians. Italian Nixon.  

Italians who paint ceilings. Italians who heard you paint houses.

Italians you didn’t know were Italians. Italians who really aren’t.

Plus Robert Loggia.

Be Italian is available as a deluxe 11" x 8.5" hardcover and as a compact 6.5" x 6.5" trade softcover. These editions will be available everywhere. 

BUT... a limited signed and numbered edition of the deluxe hardcover is available exclusively from New Texture via our IndieGoGo campaign. For that, you'll pay the same price or less than buying the unsigned hardcover elsewhere, but the edition you'll get from us is signed by the authors and includes, as a tipped-in plate, an exclusive bonus Italian you won't find anywhere else.

Or, live a little and splash out on one of our IndieGoGo bundle packages, which include signed and numbered 8" x 10" art prints suitable for framing, plus secret bonus swag. Plus, we cover US shipping on all of it. You won't get that kind of love from Amazon!

Softcovers and deluxe signed and numbered hardcovers on offer at BeItalianBook.com are in stock and ship immediately!

 


 

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Happy Birthday, Eva Lynd!

A very happy birthday to men's adventure supermodel Eva Lynd!

We had hoped Eva could have joined us for PulpFest 2021, but circumstances and the general state of things made that impossible. But attendees enjoyed a virtual appearance by Eva via excerpts from a recorded interview made for the event. Those excerpts can be heard as part of the video slideshow below:

 

Purchase Eva: Men's Adventure Supermodel from Amazon via the links below. 

Buy the 186-page deluxe hardcover HERE.

Buy the 114-page softcover HERE.

Preview the deluxe hardcover HERE.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Jon E. Edwards on "WOW" PEOPLE With Kelli Sae


Tonight, New Texture recording artist and soul man at large Jon E. Edwards appears on "Wow" People With Kelli Sae

 Listen live on YouTube, 8 pm EST, here.

Jon E. Edwards' album Continental/International is available now from New Texture. For listening/purchase options, click here.

Friday, August 13, 2021

A DAY AT THE BEACH by Richard Adelman

 

 

“Wait a minute. You’re saying I’m going to pretend I’m taking Ellen out on a date?”

I was 12, and the idea of knocking on the Goldfarbs’ door, looking Ellen’s grandfather in the eye, and tricking him troubled me. Besides, taking Ellen out on a date was something I wouldn’t have the courage to do on my own behalf, so where was I going to find the courage to do it for my pal Whitey? 

“I don’t like this,” I said. “I’ve known Mr. Goldfarb all my life. I can’t lie to him like that…” 

Lying, in general, was fine. You had to lie in order to have fun. Lying to my parents was one thing. I had an account with them. There was stuff I’d done on the positive side to cancel the stuff on the negative side. And besides, they were my parents, so they were obliged to forgive me.  

Plus, the possibility of getting caught in this lie was greater than usual. Usually, I lied about a single event, like going to Brigantine or swimming in a forbidden spot. Those lies were controllable. We would take a trip, tell a lie, and it was over. But this might require many lies—perhaps a lie a night, for many nights. Very risky. And who was the beneficiary of these lies? Who was going to have all the fun?  

Not me.


Atlantic City, summer of ’63. A boy. A girl. And the other boy, who reluctantly pretends to date her to help his pal. A funny, nostalgic novel of young love, best friends, and poetry, acclaimed Teacher Tales author Richard Adelman perfectly captures one 12-year-old’s last great summer as a kid down the shore.

A Day at the Beach. An unforgettable time. An unforgettable place. An unforgettable novel.

Preview the book here. Buy it here.

Cover by Wyatt Doyle and Jimmy Angelina

Monday, August 2, 2021

Hall, Skrowaczewski, Zappa's FREE / REFUSE available NOW

 

The latest digital release in New Texture's Zappacrypha series of recordings by Stanley J. Zappa (and compatriots) is available now! Free / Refuse features Jacob Hall, bass; Nick Skrowaczewski, percussion, vibraphone; Stanley J. Zappa, saxophones. It was recorded by Hall at Audible Alchemy, Portland, Oregon, and mastered by Jeremy Stewart at Swan's Yowl.

Per Zappa:

"Three years after the release of Visions (by Leonard/Skrowaczewski/Zappa), Steve Lobdel was just about done moving his recording empire to his new facility. Jacob Hall was Steve's assistant. Jacob and I played in a group with the rhythm section of Steve's group, The Davis Redford Triad. Nick Skrowaczewski was in Portland at the time, learning the fine art of video editing. No sooner were Nick and Jacob introduced than they were sneaking off to eat chicken fried steak at the Interstate Diner for brunch together.

Lobdel kindly permitted Jacob to use the studio so we could record this Trio—the main attraction of which being a Studer tape deck with pitch control. This recording makes ample use of said pitch control, both to speed up and to slow down. This left a large impression (dent) in my 'sound vision' and only bolstered my vow never to take western harmony seriously ever again."

Buy it/hear it here.

Explore the album's packaging here. Photos and design by Wyatt Doyle.

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Jason Cuadrado's TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE Tribute, "The Soot Man"

How does Jason Cuadrado follow up his acclaimed Twilight Zone tribute "Reap What You Sow"? With a tribute short to the much loved 1980s anthology series Tales From the Darkside (created by George Romero), "The Soot Man." 

From the video's description: Kat and her boyfriend, Manny are a couple of young grifters who go from town to town cleaning houses and robbing wealthy homeowners. Kat takes a job with a strange recluse, Ms. Calloway, and soon discovers that the house harbors dark, dangerous secrets.


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Thursday, July 22, 2021

MANEATERS Hits the Water!

Summertime. When thoughts turn to sun, sand, surf...and sharks! Just in time for beach season, Men's Adventure Library editors Robert Deis and Wyatt Doyle present Maneaters, a deep dive into long unseen shark-themed pulp fiction and savage full-color illustration art drawn from three decades of classic men's adventure magazines (or MAMs), most out of print since their original publication. In addition, these graphic, action-packed tales of shark encounters are paired with commentary and mythbusting by a celebrated panel of contemporary shark experts who separate the stories' fact from fiction.

"My God, the Sharks Got the Women!"..."Shark-Battling Dolphins Saved My Life"..."A Man-Eating Shark Pack Against Scuba Divers"..."The Headhunting Shark That Destroyed a Texas Family"..."The Sharks Got My Legs"...

Wild, untamed shark fiction and hard-nosed shark science collide in one high-octane, full color collection. There's never been a book like it!

Sharks and hard-boiled shark hysteria were an integral part of MAMs from the very beginning, regularly appearing as villains across the magazines' three-decade lifespan, in stories by the likes of Godfather author Mario Puzo and Robert Edmond Alter, and in the killer covers and interior art by pantheon illustration artists like Mort Künstler and Samson Pollen.

In addition to expert commentary and critiques, a preface by Steve Cheskin, creator of Discovery's Shark Week, and an afterword by Mega Shark Vs. Giant Octopus director "Ace Hannah" (Jack Perez) affirm the sturdy bloodlines between the shark terror of yesterday and today's sharkmania.

Maneaters is available as a 170-page softcover and as a 192-page expanded hardcover with additional content. Click here to sink your teeth in.

Expert contributors to Maneaters include:

Bruce Avera Hunter, marine conservation & naturalist photographer
Jessica Myers, marine scientist
Mark Royer, PhD
Bryan Keller, PhD
Tyler Bowling, marine ecologist
Sarah Fae Torre, marine fisheries biologist
Chuck Bangley, PhD
Gavin Naylor, evolutionary biologist
David Shiffman, marine conservation biologist
Yannis Papastamatiou, PhD
Caroline Collatos, marine biologist

 

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

EXOTIC ADVENTURES OF ROBERT SILVERBERG on We Are Cult

144-page deluxe hardcover edition (left) and the 120-page softcover. Silverberg portrait by Jimmy Angelina.

Wyatt Doyle, co-editor and designer of the new release from the Men's Adventure Library, Exotic Adventures of Robert Silverberg, talks about the history behind Silverberg's "lost" stories for Exotic Adventures, a short-lived men's adventure magazine/bachelor mag hybrid from the late 1950s.

Read all about it at in "He Watched the Secret Sex Rites of Uganda" on We Are Cult, here

Buy the book from Amazon here.