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

Front cover for ABE & ANN, a novel by Gary Moore: overlapping images of Abraham Liincoln and Ann Rutledge. The story of Lincoln's yonng romance. Cover of The  Lost Sketchbooks: A Young Artist in The Great War; watercolor of soldier in trench. Sketches from World War One. Cover of Travels in a Vanishing Empire: Chinese Junk on a river. Journal of a traveler to China in 1915-18

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.

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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.

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Cover of Giant Polypores and Stoned Reindeer by Lawrence Milllman: Reindeer with full antlers. Stories of mushrooms from around the world.

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.

Cover of The Cannibal Lynx by Lawrence Millman. Cartoon of a smiling lynx atop a pile of bones. Scatalogical Innu tales from Labrador.

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.

Cover of I'll Dream You Alive by Lawrence Millman. Skeletal tupilak figures. Chants and songs from East Greenland Cover oif Grateful Ned: The Life Story of Edward Heriot Shenton. Ned Shenton gazing at images from his exciting and adventerous life.

Chants, charms, songs and laments collected from the Tunumiut people of East Greenland by Lawrence Millman, complete with very fine illustrations.

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Ned Shenton

Watching for Sputnik

Diving with Jacques Cousteau

Drilling in Greenland Ice
Always looking for the next adventure

This book is his story

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Inuktuk syllabics for komatik, an Arctic sled
KOMATIK
Komatik Press Logo: A rawhide-lashed sled pulled by dogs used by Inuit people. Komatik Press; Cambridge, St. John's
Front cover for ABE & ANN, a novel by Gary Moore: overlapping images of Abraham Liincoln and Ann Rutledge. The story of Lincoln's yonng romance.
Cover of The  Lost Sketchbooks: A Young Artist in The Great War; watercolor of soldier in trench. Sketches from World War One.
Cover of Travels in a Vanishing Empire: Chinese Junk on a river. Journal of a traveler to China in 1915-18
Cover of Giant Polypores and Stoned Reindeer by Lawrence Milllman: Reindeer with full antlers. Stories of mushrooms from around the world. Cover of The Cannibal Lynx by Lawrence Millman. Cartoon of a smiling lynx atop a pile of bones. Scatalogical Innu tales from Labrador.
Cover of I'll Dream You Alive by Lawrence Millman. Skeletal tupilak figures. Chants and songs from East Greenland Cover oif Grateful Ned: The Life Story of Edward Heriot Shenton. Ned Shenton gazing at images from his exciting and adventerous life.
Inuktuk syllabics for komatik, an Arctic sled
KOMATIK
PRESS
Komatik Press Logo: A rawhide-lashed sled pulled by dogs used by Inuit people. Komatik Press; Cambridge, St. John's
Cover of Giant Polypores and Stoned Reindeer by Lawrence Milllman: Reindeer with full antlers. Stories of mushrooms from around the world. Cover of Travels in a Vanishing Empire: Chinese Junk on a river. Journal of a traveler to China in 1915-18 Cover of The  Lost Sketchbooks: A Young Artist in The Great War; watercolor of soldier in trench. Sketches from World War One.
Cover of I'll Dream You Alive by Lawrence Millman. Skeletal tupilak figures. Chants and songs from East Greenland Cover of The Cannibal Lynx by Lawrence Millman. Cartoon of a smiling lynx atop a pile of bones. Scatalogical Innu tales from Labrador.
Cover oif Grateful Ned: The Life Story of Edward Heriot Shenton. Ned Shenton gazing at images from his exciting and adventerous life.
Inuktuk syllabics for komatik, an Arctic sled
KOMATIK
PRESS
Komatik Press Logo: A rawhide-lashed sled pulled by dogs used by Inuit people. Komatik Press; Cambridge, St. John's
Cover of Giant Polypores and Stoned Reindeer by Lawrence Milllman: Reindeer with full antlers. Stories of mushrooms from around the world. Cover of The  Lost Sketchbooks: A Young Artist in The Great War; watercolor of soldier in trench. Sketches from World War One.
Cover of The Cannibal Lynx by Lawrence Millman. Cartoon of a smiling lynx atop a pile of bones. Scatalogical Innu tales from Labrador. Cover of Travels in a Vanishing Empire: Chinese Junk on a river. Journal of a traveler to China in 1915-18
Cover of I'll Dream You Alive by Lawrence Millman. Skeletal tupilak figures. Chants and songs from East Greenland
Cover oif Grateful Ned: The Life Story of Edward Heriot Shenton. Ned Shenton gazing at images from his exciting and adventerous life.
Inuktuk syllabics for komatik, an Arctic sled
KOMATIK
PRESS
Komatik Press Logo: A rawhide-lashed sled pulled by dogs used by Inuit people. Komatik Press; Cambridge, St. John's
Cover of The  Lost Sketchbooks: A Young Artist in The Great War; watercolor of soldier in trench. Sketches from World War One. Cover of Travels in a Vanishing Empire: Chinese Junk on a river. Journal of a traveler to China in 1915-18 Cover of Giant Polypores and Stoned Reindeer by Lawrence Milllman: Reindeer with full antlers. Stories of mushrooms from around the world.
Cover of The Cannibal Lynx by Lawrence Millman. Cartoon of a smiling lynx atop a pile of bones. Scatalogical Innu tales from Labrador. Cover of I'll Dream You Alive by Lawrence Millman. Skeletal tupilak figures. Chants and songs from East Greenland