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Scab Vendor ❮Read❯ ➯ Scab Vendor ➳ Author Jonathan Shaw – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Jonathan Shaw's Scab Vendor Confessions of a Tattoo Artist is a surreal multi generational roller coaster ride through the underbelly of modern culture charting the course of a life measured by extrem Jonathan Shaw's Scab Vendor Confessions of a Tattoo Artist is a surreal multi generational roller coaster ride through the underbelly of modern culture charting the course of a life measured by extremes and all the people places and events that shaped that life into a survivor's tale of epic proportions In its pages Shaw takes the reader deep not only into the recesses of his extraordinary mind and adventures but also into the strange and magical process of memoir writing itselfIf truth is indeed stranger than fiction then as Shaw's friend and literary mentor Charles Bukowski once told him much of this book would have to be lived before it could be written In that sense Scab Vendor Confessions of a Tattoo Artist is much than a fascinating chronicle of a popular outlaw artist's creative evolution It is a multicolored cinematic modern day Odyssey written in blood ink and tears a kaleidoscopic visionary roadmap to the journey of the human soul.


About the Author: Jonathan Shaw

A legendary tattoo artist and notorious creator of trendsetting underground art Jonathan Shaw captures the destructive addiction of love sex drugs and demonic possession embodied in two people whose irresistible passions threaten to destroy them in this cult classic novelIn the wild backwaters of Rio de Janeiro and New York motorcycle riding nomadic outlaw poet Ignacio Valencia Lobos—known.



6 thoughts on “Scab Vendor

  1. Stacee Stacee says:

    DNF at 30%I'm always excited to read a memoir if the subject excites me and I couldn't think of anyone who could be intriguing than a celebrity tattoo artist Unfortunately I could almost immediately tell it wasn't for meI went into this expecting a routine normal sort of set up and instead found what seemed to be a story inside a story I did give it a try but couldn't connect to anything I ended up skipping to the back and found the afterward which was captivatingI do like the idea of the creative way the memoir was told but I was hoping for anecdotes from the chair and some history of Jonathan's career I can definitely see how people will enjoy this story but it just didn't click for meHuge thanks to Turner Publishing and Edelweiss for providing the arc free of charge


  2. Andrea Andrea says:

    The long awaited book from a man I find interesting on so many levels I thought it was really well done and I look forward to reading future volumes


  3. John Eder John Eder says:

    I enjoyed Jonathan Shaw's Scab Vendor which is at turns like listening to a wised up old friend recount his hair raising drugs booze general madness escapades and also like a Hemingwayesue tough guy story Not a straight ahead memoir by any means the books shifts POV relentlessly between first person third person and sometimes a completely different person like a whole different writer takes over at one point Throughout all the stylistic shifts Shaw's sense of humor and appreciation for and also disdain for humanity comes through It reminded me a lot of Celine Also effective for its depiction of bygone times in thrilling cities Plus a fantastic R Crumb cover


  4. Nick Spacek Nick Spacek says:

    solid read if a bit disjointed the disjointed nature does serve the narrative regarding the drugs and alcohol though which allows for a tonality that permeates the entire book it's a solid bit of beat writing and the stories shaw tells are involving the straight narrative is matched nicely by his contemporaneous journal entries although shaw's fiction is a little too derivative for my tastes given that it only takes us up through his late teens and early adulthood i look forward to the rest of the tattooist writer's journey


  5. W. Koistinen W. Koistinen says:

    As cool dude as Jonathan Shaw might be it is a sad truth that he isn't a very good writer I could've given two stars just because of the historic value this book might have meaning the way it shows what it was to be young in the sixties Still I think there must be better books for that also Same goes for descriptions of being an addict Jonathan also met Charles Bukowski in the 70's but there isn't too much to that also All in all it seems that what ever circumstances he might have inhabited he just doesn't have an ability to describe them properly


  6. Alexandre Kovacs Alexandre Kovacs says:

    Turner Publishing Company Lançamento 21032017 inédito no BrasilO multitalentoso artista e escritor Jonathan Shaw é um ícone da cultura underground norte americana filho do lendário clarinetista e bandleader Artie Shaw e da estrela de cinema Doris Dowling ficou mundialmente famoso por ter sido o fundador e proprietário do Fun City Tattoo Studio em Nova York e editor da pioneira revista International Tattoo Art Magazine tornando se amigo de artistas e músicos famosos como Johnny Depp Dee Dee Ramone Johnny Winter Iggy Pop e Max Cavalera para citar somente alguns Uma prova de sua influência no meio artístico é o privilégio de ter uma ilustração de Robert Crump na capa de seu livro No entanto apesar de ter alcançado tamanho reconhecimento e popularidade na carreira de tatuador abandonou tudo para se dedicar à atividade de escritor em tempo integral e acumular experiência em viagens com sua motocicleta pela América do Sul tendo inclusive morado no Rio de JaneiroA vida de Jonathan Shaw é portanto rica em experiências e também uma prova de sobrevivência ao seu passado de sexo drogas e Rock'n Roll certamente um mundo ue nem sempre tem o glamour dos filmes e revistas principalmente uando se é cobrado o preço pelos excessos com o álcool e drogas pesadas como a heroína Por sinal o drama do autor como viciado herança de uma maldição familiar ue iniciou com o alcoolismo do avô materno e da própria mãe é uma parte marcante deste romance biográfico A infância em Los Angeles sempre negligenciado pela mãe envolvida na maior parte do tempo com problemas com a bebida e relacionamentos difíceis não poderia levar a outro resultado diferente do ue uma adolescência rebelde em plena época do florescimento da contracultura drogas e amor livre Uma década única em termos de expressão artística em ue se ouvia Jimi Hendrix e Jim Morrison no rádio e havia esperança de uma sociedade alternativa mas ue terminou de forma trágica com a prisão de Charles Manson acusado de seis assassinatos inclusive da atriz Sharon Tate grávida na mesma California ue presenciou o nascimento do movimento Flower PowerNo livro fica claro ue Jonathan Shaw sempre se posicionou mais como um punk do ue hippie desconfiando da ingenuidade do movimento ue afinal foi assimilado e digerido pelo próprio sistema econômico ue contestava De ualuer forma toda a agitação cultural da época está presente no livro ue tem início em Vera Cruz no México um hotel de beira de cais onde o cigano Jonathan Shaw um homem então já na meia idade tenta lembrar os eventos do seu passado uma espécie de terapia na ual ele precisa enfrentar os seus próprios fantasmas Nesta viagem interior ele pesuisa a sua ascendência materna e paterna para tentar descobrir as origens da maldição ue leva ao vício Uma série de vozes narrativas diferentes em primeira e terceira pessoa fazem do romance um belo exercício de criação literária passagens da vida do avô alcoólatra por exemplo são descritas por textos escritos por um suposto tio do autor Robert Smith mas não sabemos a exata relação entre ficção e realidadeIn those streets and alleys of the port the streets around South Street down by the river the sleeping ships the small melancholy light of neon from a bar in the distance rats and warehouses and an empty street where a solitary bum rolls along That´s what my mother always called him 'a dirty drunken bum' And in the end he was That was his neighborhood and whatever friends he had that´s where he could be found I tried to locate him there not long ago I asked around in places where he was known From the way he was living and from the things said or not said I know my father is dead I´ll never know how it happened or where The district around the docks I guess is as close as I´ll ever get Down by the river by Robert Smith Pág 187É claro ue a personalidade polêmica de Jonathan Shaw e sua tumultuada vida de cigano podem originar algum tipo de preconceito do público sobre o seu valor como escritor nada mais injusto Assim como Charles Bukowski e Jack Kerouac ue também foram contestados em suas devidas épocas por comportamentos pouco ortodoxos para dizer o mínimo Shaw sabe como poucos autores contemporâneos mostrar a essência do homem esmagado por uma sociedade ue tenta padronizar e vender um sonho ue não pode ser igual para todos Por sinal o autor conviveu com Bukowski uando ele ainda não era tão famoso e escrevia uma peuena coluna em um jornal local O encontro dos dois é uma das passagens divertidas do livro ue cobre o período da infância adolescência e juventude de Jonathan Shaw até o início dos anos 1970 apenas o começo da sua longa jornada Uma vida como poucas um ótimo livro recomendo para as editoras brasileiras interessadas no lançamento no BrasilOne fine night a guy named Iggy Pop was playing in this hole in the wall club called Rodney´s on the Sunset Strip I´d never heard of him but Ellen said we 'had' to go to this show so off we went me and her and Paul The place was a cramped dark little hovel People were crowding around a stage the size of a tampon waiting for the show to start when all of a sudden this wild eyed bleached blond scarecrow came lunging out of the darkness screaming into a microphone Holding a big deadly looking knife in his other hand he started cutting himself up and rubbing blood all over everyone Forgotten Boy Pág 317


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