Jul 2012 06

by Garrett Faber

“I have to confess that I find pornography a bit dull. I always feel that I should be a participant rather than an outsider looking in. I tend to have very vivid sexual dreams, and these interest me far more than somebody else’s staged fantasies.”
– Irvine Welsh

Irvine Welsh is one hell of a prolific writer. He literally doesn’t know what writer’s block is. In an era where the printed word is in question this man still churns out sweet decadent filth with no signs of stopping. His newest work Skagboys is the prequel to Trainspotting, which also has a sequel called Porno.

Irvine’s definitely got a unique writing style which may be a bit much for some to digest, but it’s still highly entertaining and almost other worldly. This is Irvine’s third SG interview, the first one done by the late great Daniel Robert Epstein and the second on by me. Irvine is definitely a writers writer; I’m still waiting for him to write a couple issues of Hellblazer.

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Jul 2012 03

by Alex Dueben

“Making other people happy is not your goal”
– Sara Gran

Sara Gran has been writing for many years, but it’s her most recent novel Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead that has taken her to a new level. The book, just out in paperback, is set in post-Katrina New Orleans and stars Claire DeWitt, a woman who is arguably the world’s greatest detective. This isn’t quite the major accomplishment that many people might think; most people who know Claire tend to hate her or think she’s crazy. A devotee of Jacques Silette, a French detective who wrote about the nature of mysteries and their investigation, Claire’s story is as much about the nature of mysteries and why we’re captivated by them as it is about this particular crime.

In her previous novels, whether she was writing about being young and screwed up in New York City, a woman who finds a demon controlling her, or a recovering drug addict in fifties New York, Gran doesn’t shy away from dark corners or rough edges. In her books there’s violence and drugs, addiction and tragedy, but also possibility and change. The heroine of her latest novel is a brilliant creation. Like Gran herself, Claire, as a woman who marches to the beat of her own drum and isn’t afraid of walking into dark places, is the perfect epitome of a Suicide Girl. The book is original, hypnotizing and addictive. The second book in the series comes out next year.

Read our exclusive interview with Sara Gran on

Jun 2012 27

by Daniel Robert Epstein

“I like finding the areas where fiction and non-fiction overlap”
– Pola Rapaport

Pola Rapaport is the filmmaker behind the unique documentary Writer of O. Through interviews and dramatizations this documentary tells the story of Dominique Aury the woman who wrote the controversial and sexually provocative Story of O. Written in France in the mid-50’s, Story of O is about a beautiful Parisian fashion photographer who is in love with a man named Rene. As part of that intense love, she demands debasement and severe sexual and psychological tests.

Read our exclusive interview with Pola Rapaport on

Jun 2012 26

by Keith Daniels

“It’s like that expression: ‘Smile until the rest of you catches on.'”
– Jennifer Axen, The Stripper’s Guide to Looking Great Naked

Authors and researchers Jennifer Axen and Leigh Phillips uncovered an untapped gold mine of real-world beauty technique from strippers and erotic dancers. The pair traveled the country interviewing women who make their livings in the nude in order to find out their secrets for looking great naked. The result? The Stripper’s Guide to Looking Great Naked, a fun, informative, and easy-to-use manual for real women who want to look as sexy as strippers do when they take off their clothes.

Read our exclusive interview with Jennifer Axen and Leigh Phillips on

Jun 2012 25

by Daniel Robert Epstein

“Whenever you are engaged in a long piece of writing the fun of it is to create a whole consistent world that somebody could sink into. I think if you do it with enough confidence people could just pop into your world and just splash around.”
– Audrey Niffenegger

The Time Traveler’s Wife is one of the more interesting fiction novels to come out in recent years. It’’s about Henry DeTamble, an adventurous librarian who travels involuntarily through time, and Clare Abshire, an artist whose life takes a natural sequential course. Henry and Clare’s passionate love affair endures across a sea of time and captures the two lovers in an impossibly romantic trap.

Read our exclusive interview with Audrey Niffenegger on

Jun 2012 23

by Blogbot

This Sunday (June 24th at 10 PM PST) on SuicideGirls Radio, in celebration of Pride month we welcome three guests who have enlightened views on what it means to love. Filmmaker Cassie Jaye (Daddy I Do and Right To Love) and inspirational speaker and lifestyle coach Jesse Brune will be joining SG radio host Nicole Powers (SG’s Managing Ed) and co-hosts Darrah de jour (SG’s Red, White & Femme post-feminist sex & sensuality columnist) and Moxie Suicide (SG model and self proclaimed sexpert) live in studio. Acclaimed author Inga Muscio (Rose: Llove in Violent Times and Cunt: A Declaration of Independence) will also be joining us by phone.

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Jun 2012 19

by Blogbot

“I’’m not too into getting killed.”
– Robert Kirkman

The Robert Kirkman-penned comic The Walking Dead first hit the stands in 2003. It was subsequently picked up by AMC, where the TV series based on Kirkman’s story has broken cable viewing records.

The Walking Dead is a real take on what would happen if Romero zombies walked the planet. The plot follows a small group of people including their leader Rick, his wife and son as they desperately try to find a safe haven.

As the TV series goes from strength to strength, so does the comic, which will hit a major milestone next month: It’s 100th issue. The much anticipated July 11th release will feature multiple covers, something that will no doublt please and frustrate collectors in equal measure.

For more info on the 100th Issue, visit the dedicated site at:

You can read our exclusive interview with Robert Kirkman on