Komatik Press is an experimental publisher using print on demand (POD) and e-book technology. With offset printing, it is only cost effective to print a minimum number of copies (usually at least 500), but with today’s digital presses, one or ten or 1,000 copies can be printed and shipped as they are needed, or only after they are ordered. There are no unsold boxes languishing in storage; the financial risk of publishing is enormously diminished and more good books may now see the light of day.
It is also an outlet for my own writing on a wide variety of subjects. The section, Feline Affliction, is the home of my exploitative endeavors from atomic weapons to fictional sea creatures to the origin of gods. I have no idea what the new year of 2020 but I guarantee it will be interesting, so stay tuned
Starting this April, Komatik Press will begin serializing The Adventures of Sharkface on this website. Each week you will be able to follow this plucky pinniped as he swims around the world meeting the myriad creatures of the sea and share his hazardous journey from on your warm and dry computer screen.
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The Adventures of Sharkface
Coming this summer, the first in the Komatik Press Artist series, A Nurturing Darkness, Carol Bajen-Gahm's abstract paintings distilling the root cellars of Newfoundland, with commentary by Emily Deming.
E. L. Sawyer was a Midwest poet of the last century, but he would never call himself one as it would be "above his raisin." He was my great-grandfather and his rhymes from nearly a century ago are published here for the first time.
Before Abraham Lincoln was a bearded wise man saving democracy he was young, timid, and hopelessly in love…
ABE & ANN is a novel based on the true story of Abraham Lincoln’s little-known romance in his twenties. Auburn-haired Ann Rutledge, feisty and fed-up with propriety, is frontier royalty, the 18-year-old daughter of the founder of the rough little frontier village where the 22-year-old Abe Lincoln comes looking for work. She is lively and literate and funny, and Abe is straight off his daddy’s farm with jug ears and one change of clothes
The story of the recently-discovered wartime sketchbooks of Edward Shenton which were lost for over ninety years. The Lost Sketchbooks tells the story of his of training and combat in France in World War One with his wonderful drawings.
1915 to 1918 was an unsettled time in China; there were warring rebels and bandits all across the land. But James Archibald Mitchell was not deterred and traveled widely. Mitchell was a fine writer and a skilled photographer with a sharp eye for people and places. Two of his sons have now collaborated to publish their father's journal and photos.
Santa Claus is a trip-inducing mushroom. A fungus in the Pacific Northwest can weight as much as 300 pounds. The Iban of Borneo believe a certain mushroom is the penis of a warrior whose head was taken in battle. These are only a few of the remarkable facts that you will learn about Kingdom Fungi in Giant Polypores and Stoned Reindeer.
The adventures and mis- adventures of the Innu trickster Kwakwadjec, (Wolverine). In this decidedly unconventional collection, our hero sprouts a forty-foot penis, parties in his own stomach with lemmings he has eaten, and dines on his own ass. Illustrated.
These tales document a vanishing way of life in the subarctic bush. Many of them are ribald if not down-right scatological, thus giving the lie to the popular belief that Native stories are no different from squeaky-clean fairy tales for kids.
Chants, charms, songs and laments collected from the Tunumiut people of East Greenland by Lawrence Millman, complete with very fine illustrations.
Watching for Sputnik
Diving with Jacques Cousteau
Drilling in Greenland Ice
Always looking for the next adventure
This book is his story