Marc devised and is the principal writer of 3 satirical books, each of which has been featured by national UK newspapers. For the brief story behind each one, please read on….
The conceit was straightforward: take some puerile graffiti and treat it like high art. The truly hard part was finding the graffiti. In twenty-first century Britain it is usually cleaned up quickly. Or perhaps people have better things to do. After painstakingly scouring the streets of London and environs, Wanksy’s oeuvre was photographed and then lovingly critiqued. An example of Wanksy’s genius is shown below. He (or she) truly is the da Vinci of da street…
Time Out feature
The book’s marketing included a spoof campaign to get a phallus engraved in concrete considered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
As the proposition soberly argued: “We believe the work satisfies two of the criteria for selection, namely:
- to represent a masterpiece of human creative genius
- to bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared” … Unesco have yet to reply.
The Unofficial UKIP Cookbook
The book was published on 20th November 2014 on the very day UKIP won their first by-election. It instantly made an impact on social media with a Huffington Post feature garnering over 4,000 Facebook likes in a day.
Despite initial interest from publishers, Marc and James Harris took the decision to self-publish the book after setting up a Kick Starter campaign.
Here is the extremely patriotic video that helped them hit their target, brilliantly voiced and edited by James.
Warning: contains images of British food.
The Brexit Cookbook
Published by Summersdale, 2017
First came UKIP then came Brexit, poltically then in book form. Via the medium of spoof recipes, the Brexit Cookbook (British Food For British People) lampooned the Little Englander attitude to all things foreign.
The book was featured in the print edition of the Daily Express, featuring Boris Johnson wielding a croissant.
A little taster...
If you have a spare 2 minutes and want to amuse yourself, do read some of the Amazon reviews. It became clear not everyone realised this was a comedy book.
Even though it was written by Nigel Sewage…
But, thankfully, it would appear the majority of readers got the idea.
Need some words? How Marc can help...
Marc is always generating new ideas for satirical books. Despite being fully corporeal, he also ghost writes. So whether you need a blog post written, help with an article or bons mots for your Twitter account, just get in touch.