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Encyclopaedia of Hell: An Invasion Manual for Demons Concerning the Planet Earth and the Human Race Which Infests It

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A tour de force of darkness, Encyclopaedia of Hell is a manual of Earth written by Lord Satan for his invading hordes of demons, complete with hundreds of unpleasant illustrations, diagrams, and a comprehensive and utterly repulsive dictionary of Earth terms.

Since the customs and mores of humanity are alien and inconceivable to demons, Satan wrote this strangely poetic military handbook for the enlightenment and edification of his demon armies. A masterpiece expressing Satan's hatred for humanity and himself, the Encyclopaedia includes "Techniques of Stalking and Eating Humans," "Methods of Canning Human Pus," and "Dicing and Slicing Orphaned Children."

Why the invasion? During the last century in particular, Hell has become seriously overcrowded. Satan needs more land mass for the damned and to use the human livestock to feed his hungry demon invaders.

Since this book is the 666th commemorative edition, this Encyclopaedia contains special commemorative material.

Martin Olson's savage wit provides the firepower for a preposterous literary feat unaccomplished since Mark Twain passed—channeling the real voice of Satan. Over the past fifteen years, Olson has written and produced nine comedy specials, inflicted on the populace via CBS, HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, and A&E.

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This inspired, hilarious Bierce and Twain-like send-up of humanity has a buzz from the likes of Metallica and Penn Jillette.

About the Author

Martin Olson is a comedy writer, television producer, stage director and composer. He is also a playwright and poet known for comedic and unusual subject matter. Olson is best known as a "founding father" of the Boston comedy scene, as a collaborator with comedians, composers and artists, and as a writer-producer of off-beat television series and stage plays.

While selling comedy screenplays to Dreamworks, United Artists, Touchstone Pictures, and Warner Bros., Olson also wrote and directed live stage performances in Hollywood at the HBO Theater, The Steve Allen Theater and Comedy Central Stage featuring well-known comedians and actors.

Over the past 15 years, Olson wrote and produced nine comedy specials, inflicted on the populace via CBS, HBO, Showtime, Cinemax and A and E.

Olson has written for Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, Jonathan Winters, Denis Leary, Rodney Dangerfield, Rob Schneider, Penn and Teller, Richard Belzer, Bobcat Goldthwait, Kevin Pollak, Kevin Nealon, Kevin Meaney and many other Kevins.

Olson received an Emmy nomination and an Ace Award for television writing. As a composer, he was honored with a 2010 Emmy Nomination for Songwriting, a 2009 Emmy Nomination for Primetime Songwriting, and a 1997 Annie Award Nomination for Songwriting in an Animated Series.

Tony Millionaire was born in Boston and grew up in Gloucester, Massachusetts. He writes and draws the ongoing adventures of Sock Monkey, published by Dark Horse Comics since 1998. He is the creator of the syndicated comic strip, MAAKIES, which has been collected by Fantagraphics, who also published his graphic novel, Billy Hazelnuts. His comic strip Maakies has been adapted to the small screen as THE DRINKY CROW SHOW for Cartoon Network's Adult Swim.

Born in Libya (despite his better judgment) to German and Indian parents, Mahendra Singh labored for many years as an art director and illustrator in the humid ambience of Washington, DC, the inspiration for many of the personalities depicted in this book. After inviting and escaping mob justice several times, he fled for the humid and frozen ambience of Montreal where he has gained some notoriety as an expert illustrator of all things Lewis Carroll and Surrealist. He devotes his spare time to designing tin-foil turbans for Hindus who no longer wish to hear the voices in other peoples heads, taking Buddhist shut-ins to Nirvana concerts and helping Quebecois atheists distribute blank pamphlets on the subway. His illustrations for this book were inspired by an inordinate lust for money and a solipsistic arrogance further encouraged by the honeyed tongue of Martin Olson.

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Rachel Powell, September 20, 2011 (view all comments by Rachel Powell)
FIRST I'm a great lover of GOD and loather of the abuse of divinity and profundity by folks who hate strangers, start wars and take all the booty for themselves in the name of God and fear mongering. I find Olson's book a reaction to them - refreshingly genius, culturally defiant and an astute, humor-filled tonic to the onus of both contemporary living and the "sins" done by true blasphemers. PS its Sears-catalogue cum 1800-1900s news print drawings raise nostalgia to new modern art heights.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781936239047
Author:
Olson, Martin
Publisher:
Feral House
Author:
Millionaire, Tony
Author:
Singh, Mahendra
Subject:
HUMOR / Parodies
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20110731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
50 BandW illustrations
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in

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Arts and Entertainment » Humor » General
Arts and Entertainment » Humor » Parodies
Humanities » Mythology » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

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