September 10, 2011


Launched next sunday, september 18th, with drinks and cheers at the famous Port de tête bookstore at 262 Mont-Royal east in Montreal. Starts at five for the sunday strollers.

The new issue of Julie Doucet's DER STEIN will also be launched 
along with a brand new L'Oie de Cravan book on crazy typography!

August 19, 2011


After so long it seems incredible but we just received the news by special Torpedo-Express Mail  : Le Bathyscaphe 7 is arriving soon! It seems that we'll be able to post a launch date pretty soon.  For now, we are able to announce the names of the team of this forthcoming issue :

Romy Ashby, Anne-Marie Beeckman, Jean-Yves Bériou, Daniel Canty, Maïcke Castegnier, Geneviève Castrée, Maxime Catellier, Benoît Chaput, Byron Coley, Bérengère Cournut, Patrice Desbiens,  Julie Doucet, Hélène Frédérick, Joël Gayraud, Sarah Gilbert, Dan Hillier, Thierry Horguelin, A.J. Kinik,  Gabriel Landry, Gabriel Levine, Setrak Manoukian, Thurston Moore, Monsieur Moulino (Marc Pantanella), Antoine Peuchmaurd, Barthélémy Schwartz, Valérie Webber, Emma Young

And we heard that the following subjects will be covered :

Albuquerque beyond Good and Evil, secrets of the Other World, Capitain Beefheart as seen by Patrice Desbiens in 1970, interview with the great surrealist artist Jean Benoit, the Cascadia coast, on the passing of Ira Cohen, the run for private primary schools, Justice for André Dhôtel,  Jacques Higelin, mysteries of Michael Hurley, guest teaching at the Jack Kerouak School of Disembodied Poetics (Naropa), Lac Saint-Jean and boredom, singer Eric Lapointe and Quebec's National Fest, Nancy Luce and Martha's Vineyard, Bruno Montpied and Anarchist gardens, Montréal in the movies, Odilon-Jean Périer, books on the table of Pierre Peuchmaurd, Sex and the Internet, Surréalism and After-War Art, the mysterious Doctor Tran, the Throwing Muses, the Tuba player of  Mile-End's railroad and our Great Game and Unusual Typography!

July 26, 2011

Bathyscaphe number one finally online!

The slow moving ghost ship has arrived :
 Le Bathyscaphe 1 is finally online

The original paper version came out in december 2007
 but you can now access its ghostly double right here.
All you need to do is to click on the image below to access the Google docs file.
It is still a somewhat imperfect virtual version (some images came out weird)
but there is an index to rapidly find the columns you are looking for
and we promise it will improve pretty soon!

Le Bathyscaphe is a french and english bilingual publication.
Articles in english in issue number one are :

Saute ma ville 1 : The Turcot Interchange by A.J. Kinik --- page 1 and 2
Blabbermouth Lockjaw (of the soul) 1 by Byron Coley and Thurston Moore --- page 7 and 8
Notes on the Sacred Harp by Gabe Levine --- page 13
He doesn't get it, he can't write it, he's letting you know about it by Benoît Chaput --- page 15
The white pigeon by Romy Ashby --- page 19

Le Bathyscaphe : always out of its time, now as in 2007
Subscribe right now to receive the 4 next issues to your door.
It's easy, simply send 20 dollars to Le Bathyscaphe, 
5545 rue Saint-Dominique, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H2T 1V5
and the postal service will do the rest!