February : Ranked #7 on L.A. Weekly‘s List of Top 10 Most Eccentric, Creative (And Quite Possibly Crazy) Nightlife Personalities March : Clint Catalyst appears as ‘Salvador, The Ice Fiend Man‘ : Episode 320 [ “Better Them Than Us” ] of SPIKE TV’s 1000 Ways To Die April : Appears as ‘Jared Silver’ in Lisa Hammer‘s feature, POX [Theatrical Release]
Appears as ‘Himself’ [model] in Christopher Hines‘ documentary The Adonis Factor, which premiered on MTV Network’s Logo[Television Release] The Adonis Factor “streams” on-line, courtesy of Logo [Edited-For-Television Version] + Media Coverage + Media Coverage + Media Coverage
May : The Adonis Factor available for rental/”streaming”, via Netflix [Unedited Version] July : Guest D.J. , at disCULTURE S.F. September : Music-Makers l†† [a.k.a. eyedoublecross ] release “Cø††øn“, a song ‘ influenced by Cottonmouth Kisses ’
N O W , Take your pick…
The “Quick & Easy”:
[ Photosculpture of Clint by David Meanix ]
The “Press-Friendly Bio” Version:
Clint Catalyst is the author of the “cult classic” Cottonmouth Kisses [Manic D] — which reached the #1 position on multiple Amazon.com Bestseller lists — and co-editor (with Michelle Tea) of the anthology Pills, Thrills, Chills and Heartache [Alyson], which debuted at #10 on the Los Angeles Times Bestseller list and was a Lambda Literary Award finalist. As a spoken word performer, he’s presented his work on stages everywhere from mainstream festivals to subcultural gatherings, from bars to book expos, from theatres to public libraries, from literary salons to LIFE’s LGTB “Youth Lobby Day” at the California State Capitol; moreover, a video of his performance piece “To Push Away Or Clutch” screened at The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, PA for an exhibition that ran from June – August, 2008. A Hendrix Alumnus with honors distinction in English, Catalyst’s list of awards include The Isaac Andrew Campbell Memorial Prize for Poetry, The Congress/Bundestag Scholarship, First Place in the San Francisco Levi-Strauss “Poetry Slam,” First Place in the Mixed Media category, Second Place in the Short Story category, and Second Place in Poetry for the annual Murphy Foundation for Programs in Literature and Language competitions. He has a Master of Arts in Writing from the University of San Francisco and currently lives in Los Angeles, where he’s worked as a screenwriter for both ABC and ABC Family one-hour pilot development deals, as well as an associate producer on the reality series “America’s Next Top Model.” Insofar as the other side of the camera goes, Catalyst has had cameos in over a dozen TV programs, spanning a range from CBS’s “Morning Show” to the Discovery Channel’s “Beyond Bizarre.” As an actor, his roles range from experimental (Hilary Goldberg’s meta-fictive neo-noir tale “In The Spotlight” and her genre-defying post-apocalyptic feature recLAmation ) and art house films—director Matthew Mishory’s award-winning short “Delphinium: A Childhood Portrait of Derek Jarman” (2009), which screened at over 30 international film festivals, including the prestigious Raindance film festival in London and Microvision’s ShowMX series at Sundance (2010)—to the character-driven and off-beat (‘Salvador’ on SPIKE TV’s hit series “1000 Ways To Die”).
Alternate “Press-Friendly Bio” Version:
As a spoken word performer, Clint Catalyst has presented his work on stages everywhere from mainstream festivals (Bumbershoot, OUTFEST) to subcultural gatherings (New York Fringe Festival, The Dark Arts Festival (SLC), Homo-a-Go-Go, Convergence 9, Scutterfest); from bars (Slim’s, DNA, The Paradise Lounge, Amnesia, the Red Lion Pub, The Parlour Club) to book expos (West Hollywood Book Fair); from theatres (Highways in Santa Monica, The Village in Los Angeles) to public libraries (Los Feliz, San Francisco main branch); from art galleries (The Harmony Gallery in L.A., Zeitgeist in Cambridge, MA) to literary salons (The Radar Reading Series in San Francisco, Beyond Baroque in Venice, The Unhappy Hour in West Hollywood, Writers With Drinks in San Francisco, and Fritz Haeg’s Sundown Salon in L.A.) from cafés (The Three Dollar Bill, The Bearded Lady) to LIFE’s LGTB “Youth Lobby Day” at the California State Capitol. Moreover, a video of his performance piece “To Push Away Or Clutch” screened at The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, PA for an exhibition that ran from June 3 – August 31, 2008. He is the author of Cottonmouth Kisses [Manic D], which held the #1 position in the Amazon.com Bestseller List over a span of several years in multiple categories, and has been deemed a “cult classic” by several publications. His work has been published in a wide range of anthologies, literary journals, magazines and newspapers; and has served as a contributing editor at two magazines (Swindle Quarterly, *Surface), a managing editor of Permission magazine, and editor-at-large of three literary journals (Praxis, Psychodaisies, and the Hendrix College publication now known as The Aeonian) in addition to his own magazine, As If: A Collection of Images, Poetry and Interviews. With author Michelle Tea, he co-edited the anthology Pills, Thrills, Chills and Heartache (Alyson Books), which premiered in the #10 slot on The Los Angeles Times Bestseller List and was a Lambda Literary Awards finalist. His own list of awards include The Isaac Andrew Campbell Memorial Prize for Poetry, The Congress/Bundestag Scholarship, First Place in the Levi-Strauss “Poetry Slam,” First Place in the Mixed Media category, Second Place in the Short Story category, and Second Place in Poetry for the annual Murphy Foundation for Programs in Literature and Language competitions. In 2008, the literary journal CFF deemed Catalyst both “Renaissance Man of the Year” and “Author With Most Anticipated New Release.” He lives in Los Angeles, where he’s worked as a screenwriter for both ABC and ABC Family one-hour pilot ‘development deals,’ as well as an associate producer on the series “America’s Next Top Model.” Insofar as the other side of the camera goes, he’s had cameos in over a dozen TV series, spanning a range from CBS’s “Morning Show” to the Discovery Channel’s “Beyond Bizarre” to HBO’s break-out hit “Da Ali G Show.” Regarding his foray into film, through which “In The Spotlight” presented the first opportunity for him to play a ‘character’ role (Bell Wartock), Catalyst commented, “I can’t even tell you how grateful I am to get a break from playing myself. Seriously! It’s friggin’ exhausting…” Further information is available via his personal site (ClintCatalyst.com), IMDB, Wikipedia, and yes, even the most prestigious source of all knowledge: UrbanDictionary.com.
Coverage From Variety Magazine’s “Stylephile”
Or, The ‘Curt-and-Somewhat-Stodgy’ Version:
Catalyst’s academic creds include a Bachelor of Arts With Honors Distinction in English from Hendrix College, and a Master of Arts in Writing from the University of San Francisco. He’s won contests and received various awards for his literary stylings, including the prestigious “Congress/Bundestag” scholarship and the “Isaac Andrew Campbell Memorial Prize for Poetry,” but he’d rather gab about his published works than any of his accolades: namely, the book Cottonmouth Kisses, which spent over two years in the Amazon.com Top 10 Bestseller List for Gay and Lesbian Fiction–peaking in the #1 position–and the anthology Pills, Thrills, Chills and Heartache, which he co-edited with the fabulously talented Michelle Tea. In 2004, PTCH made it to the #10 position in the Los Angeles Times Nonfiction Bestseller List; moreover, in 2005 PTCH was nominated as a finalist for the 17th Annual Lambda Literary Awards. Since then, he’s had various scribblings published in other anthologies, newspapers and magazines, most of which can be found in the bibliography section of this site (assuming, that is, that he’s bothered to update it).
Click HERE for ordering information for Cottonmouth Kisses, the meth-addled cult-classic collection of Clint’s writings published by Manic D Press.