Nick Bougas

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Nick Bougas
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Bougas in 2008
Born1955 (age 63–64)
Savannah, Georgia, United States
OccupationFilm director, illustrator, record producer

Nick Bougas is an American documentary film director, illustrator, and record producer.[1]

Career[edit]

Bougas directed the mondo film Death Scenes, hosted by Church of Satan founder Anton LaVey.[2] The film was followed by Death Scenes 2 in 1992,[3] and Death Scenes 3 in 1993.[4]

In 1993, he directed the documentary Speak of the Devil: The Canon of Anton LaVey, a profile of LaVey.[1][5][6]

Bougas has directed several other films, such as the 1994 documentary The Goddess Bunny, about a disabled tap dancing artist.[7][8]

In 1998, Bougas released the album Celebrities... At Their Worst!, a collection of comedic audio blunders by such celebrities as Elvis Presley, Casey Kasem, Paul Anka, and John Wayne.[9][10]

As an illustrator, Bougas has worked with writer and publisher Jim Goad on such publications as Answer Me![11]

According to a 2015 Buzzfeed News report, Bougas used the pseudonym "A. Wyatt Mann" to produce overtly racist and antisemitic cartoons in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Bougas' identity as Mann was confirmed by multiple people who worked with him at the time, and in captions of photos taken at various events. The Mann cartoons have been widely reused as memes by white supremacists and the alt-right.[12]

Selected filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Barton, Blanche (1990). The Secret Life of a Satanist: The Authorized Biography of Anton Szandor LaVey. Feral House. p. 253.
  2. ^ "Death Scenes (1989)". The New York Times. Archived from the original on March 7, 2016.
  3. ^ "Death Scenes 2 (1992)". The New York Times. Archived from the original on March 9, 2016.
  4. ^ "Death Scenes 3 (1993)". Rotten Tomatoes.
  5. ^ Lewis, James R. (2001). Satanism Today. ABC-CLIO. p. 147.
  6. ^ Boulware, Jack (November 19, 1997). "Slap Shots". SF Weekly.
  7. ^ "The Goddess Bunny". Vhscollector.com.
  8. ^ "The Goddess Bunny". The New York Times. Archived from the original on March 25, 2016.
  9. ^ "Weird Record of the Month". CMJ New Music Monthly: 13. September 1998.
  10. ^ Pearson, Paul. "Celebrities... At Their Worst!". AllMusic.
  11. ^ Pafrey, Adam (1994). "Fucking Andrea Dworkin" (PDF). Answer Me!. Jimgoad.net (4): 50–53.
  12. ^ Bernstein, Joseph (February 5, 2015). "The Surprisingly Mainstream History Of The Internet's Favorite Anti-Semitic Image". BuzzFeed News. Retrieved December 4, 2018. So. You could stop right there and say that Nick Bougas is the most widely disseminated anti-Semitic cartoonist of all time and not be wrong.

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