Two New Books

Electric Boy Scout:: Guerrilla Typewriter is a largely non-fiction book dealing with the pressures on Control and the possibility of using art and literature as methods of social resistance. Part essays, part interview, part stories, and part something else, this book takes you on a trip to the future and beyond.

Get a copy of the book from Amazon here or email to order direct from the publisher

File Folders: Painting in Ephemera is a brand new book of art featuring stunning paintings from a personal collection made during 2022. A great way to bring home a thrilling series, you can get copies of the book from Amazon here or email to order a copy direct from the publisher.

books Submissions Open

Submissions Open for D.O.R Issue 3

It’s that time again! The LJMcD Communications magazine of experimental art and literature is getting ready for a third issue and we’re looking for your work!

We can’t pay anything for your submissions, but we do offer contributors a print copy of the magazine at reduced cost (just covering printing and shipping)

All submissions should be in word doc format and sent to and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Please include a short third person bio in the body of your email to accompany your piece.

Poetry: please send up to five poems not more than a million lines. Any subject, any style, but the weirder and more experimental the better

Prose: short stories, text experiments, essays and whatever else you got up to 5000 words.

Art: send up to 5 high def images. Please include titles and any accompanying information you would like printed alongside your images (medium, process, etc.) It’s also fine if you want your if you want your images to stand alone without extra information.

Anything Else: we are open to new ideas and anything else you’ve got. If you’ve got something that you think would fit within an issue of D.O.R, please don’t hesitate to send it through or send a query and see if it would work.

And, if this is your first time, don’t forget to read the past two issues of D.O.R which can be read or purchased here


Thee Grey Book

Thee Grey Book is a startling new treatise on modern magickal practice and you’ll be swept away on on a tide of new ideas.

Cut-ups, sigils, breaking through the unconscious barrier, learn all this and more when you tap into a copy of Thee Grey Book.

Get a copy from Amazon here or email to order a copy direct from the publisher.

Art For Sale


Systems is ten images based off the idea of an image processing system. We take a verbal cue from out in the aether and we transpose to the picture language. We distort what is through our lens of system. A rigorous system no doubt but what remains is another matter entirely. These photographs represent the functional world reduced to mere repeating patterns. Things are brought down to a simple gridwork or a fantastic kaleidoscope and move further and further away from that thing which they are. The physical world is no longer recognisable and the representative function of the photograph is nullified.

All images, bar one, were produced by taking a photograph of a thing then using a standardised procedural system to overlay image and distort functionality. The thing no longer remains although it has been multiplied ad infinitum. The odd image out was produced by abstracting photography away from the object and moving towards the infinitesimal—the thing becomes blind to our looks and takes on a textural quality like trees on a distant hill. I’ll let you decide which image is the odd one out.

Systems distorts the commonplace by repetition and abstraction. Nothing remains when you see a thing multiplied beyond the point of counting. The ocean is not a glass of water, a roll of paper is not a tree—these images are not their preceding form, they are something new that stands outside of function and time. They often take on a stark minimalist quality—the thing which looms so large is reduced to a mere pattern that stands in for the entire universe—or else they explode in kaleidoscopic mandalas where the thing loses itself in the monumental ebb and flow of time. Systems is the point of departure, even the name loses meaning.

Each image is on offer in a limited signed and numbered edition of 10 per photograph. For affordability and accessibility there is also an unsigned ‘print on demand’ option. Prints can be purchased from or email for pricing and details.

System #1
System #2 (Fish Eyes Bug Out)
System #3 (Viper’s Nest)
System #4
System #5
System #6
System #7 (Keyhole Lights)
System #8 (Hermetic Order of The Golden Dawn)
System #9
System #10 (Future Proof)

Electric Boy Scout:: Guerrilla Typewriter pre-order and proof copies

Hi all,

The largely non-fiction book from Lachlan J McDougall, Electric Boy Scout:: Guerrilla Typewriter, is comin out in June and pre-orders for the print book are now open.

The book deals with language and symbol and how we can manipulate these to bring about a social artistic revolution and end the influence of Control in our day to day lives. Let’s see what the Amazon blurb has to say.

The future is now and there’s nothing left but the recordings.
This book is a program for taking on the world at large. A step by step guide to bringing about the revolution from within. You may try to fight the change, but when the Scouts come calling, there’s nothing else you can do.

A deconstruction of the role of language and a prescient dissection of the modern Control virus, Electric Boy Scout is full of helpful and practical tips for circumventing the Control narrative and substituting your own. Learn to take control of your life. Learn the limits of what you are doing and how to push them ever further. Learn a few tricks from the master at work.

You can pre-order the book by emailing with your order details and a print copy will be sent to you soon after release date in June. Or, to get the book sooner (as well as getting a limited collector’s edition), reach out and see if any of the limited proof copies are still available. In addition to your proof copy, LJMcD Communications will send you a free pdf of the book so you can get reading straight away.

So, get in touch and order your proof copy, or pre-order a print copy today!

Book Review

Review: ‘The Book of Breeething’ by William S Burroughs

A sort of scattered set of musings on language and symbol mixed with a thrilling collection of illustrations, this book is a short, wandering piece that reads like a knowledgeable ramble. Burroughs certainly has a point, but he refuses to make it, allowing it to grow organically out of abstract, dreamlike prose.

The illustrations are just gorgeous and Robert F Gale has done a fantastic job bringing the strange prose to life. Without the illustrations, this book would not work. With them, it is lifted to a high plain of fancy and wonder.

It is not Burroughs best book, and certainly not his clearest, but it is an interesting little addition to the cannon. For a collector like me, it is a must, but if you’re looking only for content, you can find these thoughts better expressed in other books. Still though, it is a fascinating excursion.


Nagasaki Blues

My latest novel Nagasaki Blues has just been released!

This wild cut-up science fiction novel is a thrilling ride through a world on its last legs. The crab planet invasion is in full swing and EarthSphere is in danger of burning out to a dry husk. Only the academy stands in the way of total destruction, and perhaps they are not all they seem…

Get a copy of the book here

Or, if you’d like a signed copy (or just don’t feel like giving money to Amazon), email me at and I can arrange to have a copy sent to you.

Enjoy the book!


Diaries 2022

Hi all,

My diaries for the end of 2022 have just been released as a full colour volume to read and cherish. You’ll get a wealth of abstract musings as well as titbits of writing, a behind the scenes look at the artistic process, daily photographs and other images, and a day to day view of what life is like in the creative world of McDougall.

This will be the first in a series of diaries I will be releasing and is a good place to get to know me both for fans and newcomers to my work.

You can get a copy of the book here

Happy hunting folks!


D.O.R issue 1

I’m launching a lit mag!

The idea came to me that I want to extend my practice and incorporate the other freaks and weirdos of the literary and arts scenes. D.O.R is the child of this idea.

Currently accepting submissions for poetry, prose, and visual art, I’m looking for something on the edge of reason that will turn my head right around.

Poetry up to a million lines any form or genre. Experimental and modern preferred. Send up to five poems as a word doc.

Fiction up to 5000 words (longer okay, but query first). Short stories or strange prose constructions, we take them all! No restriction on genre, just looking for something that goes beyond traditional storytelling and redefines how I look at language.

Non-Fiction up to 5000 words. Looking for essays on culture fuckery, social resistance, contemporary magickal practice, government mind control techniques and whatever else is on your mind. The weirder the better!

Visual art send up to five pieces as high def images. Abstract and experimental are my preference, but I’ll have a look at anything.

Something Else got something else that pushes the envelope of art or literature and would work in a print magazine? Try me! Script fragments, aphorisms, concrete poetry, whatever ya got I want to see it.

Please include a short third person bio with any relevant links to accompany your piece(s)

Send all submissions to and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Submissions for issue 1 now closed

Happy hunting!

Lachlan J McDougall

Book Review

Review ‘Soft Need #23’ by Various Authors

A startling collection of art, essays, poetry and all sorts of other goodies centring around the core of Brion Gysin, William Burroughs, and Ian Somerville this book is a real treasure to hold. Large sized it’s a treat to flick through and every little detail is just delicious.

I read this book cover to cover, start to finish and I was not disappointed. I paid a relatively large amount of cash for one of the limited copies, but on reflection I think it was money well spent. There’s not a lot I can really say about this book apart from ‘get it if you can’.

The artworks are fascinating although I would like to have seen more of Gysin’s work and maybe more WSB. Although I imagine there are issues getting the publishing rights for such things. The only thing I didn’t necessarily care for were a few of the poems which didn’t quite hit the right chord for me. Apart from that, I am in love.

Verdict: great collection. Get a copy if you can.