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fine group of illustrators:
and Flo Stanton are writers/photographic artists living in
Indianapolis, Indiana. Their work has appeared in a variety of publications,
from The Indianapolis Star to Not One of Us. You can find out more about them
through their website www.3amblue.com.
himself: "A long time ago, in an ancient land called
Illinois, a son was born to two noble people who had to flee to Seattle to
escape sheer boredom.
There, Brian's only
friend was a magic pencil. He and that magic pencil would open portals, fight
ogres, and travel to distant lands. You can find his lair at: www.studiobmedia.com
It's well known that an artist becomes more popular by dying, so our
pal Steve Cartwright is typing his bio with one hand while
pummeling his head with a frozen mackerel with the other. Stop, Steve! Death by
mackerel is no way to go! He (Steve, not the mackerel) has a collection of
spooky toons, Suddenly Halloween!, available at Amazon.com. He's done art
for several magazines, newspapers, websites, commercial and governmental clients,
books, and scribbling - but mostly drooling - on tavern napkins. He also creates
art pro bono for several animal rescue groups. He was awarded the 2004 James Award
for his cover art for Champagne Shivers. He recently illustrated the Cimarron
Review, Stories for Children, and Still Crazy magazine covers. Take a gander (
or a goose ) at his online gallery: www.angelfire.com/sc2/cartoonsbycartwright . And please hurry with your response - that mackerel's killin' your
pal, Steve Cartwright.
Lees is a multi-award
winning writer in both fiction and non-fiction.
Her stories appear in Hardboiled magazine and on Yellow Mama, A Shot of
Ink, Shotgun Honey, Black Petals, Einstein’s Pocket Watch, All Due Respect
and in the anthologies DEADLY DAMES and MORE WHODUNITS. She has award-winning
stories in both FELONS, FLAMES AND AMBULANCE RIDES and BATTLING BOXING
STORIES. Her short story collection,
CRAWLSPACE, and her first novel, DERANGED (which won the PSWA 2012 award for best
published novel) are available from Amazon.com as is her second novel, THE
MOSAIC MURDER. It’s sequel, THE
CORPSE IN CACTUS, will be out shortly and she’s working on another novel.
was twice selected as Writer in Residence at Hedgebrook, a writer’s retreat on
Whidbey Island. After living in four states and visiting many countries, she’s
settled in Tucson. Also an award-winning
artist, she fills her spare time showing her art in a local gallery,
illustrating stories for on-line magazines and dreaming up new tales to tell.
Kevin D. Duncan was born 1958 in
Alton, Illinois where he still resides.
He has degrees in Political Science, Classics, and Art & Design. He has been
freelancing illustration and cartoons for over 25 years. He has done editorial
cartoons and editorial illustration for local and regional newspapers, including
the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. His award-winning
work has appeared in numerous small press zines, e-zines, and he has illustrated
a few books.
Dick is a one-eyed illustrator,
writer and sculptor. Living in
Scotland with his wife of 20 years and 3 children. Despite suffering from fibromyalgia,
he lives an active life.
Under the pen name Paul Dick
Knight, he is the creator/writer/artist on the Deadeye Samurai comicbook. Mixing
epic Japanese mythology and legend with the precepts of the superhero genre.
3D work can be seen on the figurerealm.com site under the name “Deadeye.” His
part photorealistic, part painted art features on several current and upcoming Yellow Mama and Black Petals stories. Including his Dick
Dice hardboiled SF tales and the Matt Malleus horror tales written by his brother,
Earl. As of November, 2011, Paul
is Yellow Mama's new Assistant Art Director.
Noelle Richardson comes from a relatively
large family and has been illustrating and painting for about twelve years. She
writes a little on the side, plays a couple of instruments and dabbles in tattoo
is an artist and writer living in
Roselle Park, NJ. Sean attended Syracuse University where he earned his BFA in
Illustration. After graduation, Sean moved to New York City where he spent time
working in restaurants and galleries while pursuing various artistic opportunities.
After the birth of his children, Sean and family move to Roselle Park in 2015.
He actively participates in exhibitions and art fairs around New Jersey,
and is continuing to develop his voice as a writer. His work can be found online
at www.justseanart.com and @justseanart on Instagram.
Betty Rocksteady has always found it fascinating how we each have
our own internal world of things that resonate with us. Stephen King and EC horror
comics got their hooks in her when she was a teenager and have never let go. Most
of the things that resonate with her are in the horror genre: darkly beautiful,
strange, unusual, or horrifying. She is drawn to the bizarre and disturbing in
all art forms. Through her art, she aims to explore her own personal resonances
with pen in hand. You can follow her progress at www.facebook.com/bettyrocksteadyart
or check out her portfolio at www.bettyrocksteady.com.
Bar Napkin Art is
a self-taught fine artist, currently running and participating in gallery shows
in the Northern New Jersey area.
Bar Napkin is not only his Moniker but
the choice of medium when doing artwork, actually on Bar Napkins.
He is also schooled in Graphic Design from NYU, self taught in photography
and photo manipulation.
Karlsson is an insanely productive artist from Sweden.
His dark surreal art is widely spread around the world. Janne's many books are
available at Amazon or via his website www.svenskapache.se. He can be reached at email@example.com
Lunar Richey has writings
published in Rolling Stone, Genesis, The Mammoth Book
of New Erotica, The Journal of Erotica, and The Best of the Journal
of Erotica (the latter two published in the UK). Lunar also works with
Lunar Ensemble (word & music projections).
Patty Mulligan’s lifelong passion has been to work with animals in all aspects.
She has been a kennel manager for a shelter, a surgical assistant with a
veterinarian, and co-founded a local animal rescue organization.
During her recent years working with animal rescue and doing TNR, she
documents and photographs all animals for identification purposes. She carries
a point-and-shoot camera with her at all times.
husband Bill recognized a talent in her photography and urged her to exhibit a
few pieces at an upcoming art show in the library. She was amazed when one of
her pieces won 2nd place in the photography medium. She continues to enjoy photography
and has shown her works at the Bayonne Library, the Bayonne Community Museum,
The Ferdez Art Gallery, Bee’s Art Studio, Hendrickson’s Restaurant
and enjoyed a duo show with her husband at the Jewish Community Center. Patty
is a member of The Hudson Artists of Jersey City, the Art Circle of Bayonne, the
Core Artists and Beautify Bayonne.
After graduating from the New York School of Visual
Arts with a bachelor of fine arts degree, Bill Zbylut found various freelance illustration work, such as Woodlawn
Books, Amedeo Petti in Manhattan, creating
personalized caricatures for the WE crew apparel who conducted internet live safari
drives in Africa for Wildearth TV, album covers for various NJ musicians, and
numerous cartoons for a local newspaper. Though Bill usually worked with ink and
watercolors, he started paintings in oils and acrylics feverishly since 2005.
He continues to try new mediums including pastels, scratchboards, and lithographs.
He discovered the Hudson Artists on New Jersey as a new motive for creating a
great opportunity to show his many works. In recent years, Bill has won several
awards for oils, acrylic, and stippling in the mixed media category and was named
Artist of the Year by the Hudson Artists in 2012. Bill has had the pleasure of
showing his talent in many locations in his native Bayonne: the Bayonne Community
Museum, the Ferdez Art Gallery, Bee’s Art Studio, All Fit Studio, and Hendrickson’s
Restaurant. He and his wife Patty showed their many works in a “couples”
show at the Jewish Community Center. He was also included in the 25th annual Cathedral
Arts Festival in Jersey City. Bill is a member of The Hudson Artists, The Bayonne
Art Circle, Core Artists, and Beautify Bayonne.
John L. Thompson currently lives in New Mexico with his wife of twenty-five
When he is not searching for lost remnants of the old
west, he can be found working on several writing projects. Thompson is known to
have worked as a truck driver, heavy line diesel mechanic, armored truck guard,
corrections, body guard, and a host of other professions.
His true passion is writing, collecting vintage books and is the current
cover artist for the Casca the Eternal Mercenary series. His novel 'Truck
Stop' is due out 2017-18 by Dusty Desert Press.
Kerins is a
writer/artist based in the UK. His artwork has been exhibited in various
galleries and he has written articles, stories and illustrated for various
publishers including: Yellow Mama, Dark River Press, Black Petals, Tartarus
Press, The Horrorzine and the BBC. He is currently working on his first novel.
The magnificent depravity of his illustrative
work can be experienced at: www.darkartgallery.com <http://www.darkartgallery.com/>
L. A. Barlow is a visual artist and photographer based in Houston, Texas.
Her pursuit of imagery has taken her from the quiet macro universe of a single
raindrop to the last vast open wilderness areas of the world. The visual intelligence
and artistry of her art are born of curiosity and appreciation for the many moods
of life, nature and a passion for the depicting the "what is" of
being. This passion shines throughout Barlow's work and has attracted a wide
audience around the world.
Ann Marie Rhiel is the Assistant Art Director
for Yellow Mama Webzine. She was born and raised in Bronx, New York, presently
living in New Jersey. She reconnected with her passion for art in 2016 and has
had her work exhibited in art galleries around northern New Jersey ever since.
She is a commissioned painting artist, who also enjoys photography. Her work has
also appeared in Black Petals and Megazine Official.
Bryan Cicalese was born in Newark and currently
resides in Bloomfield NJ With his wife Marina. He began drawing as soon as he
could hold a pencil and is self-taught. Bryan’s major artistic influences
are mainly comic book artists including Jim O ’Barr (The Crow) Barry Windsor
Smith (Weapon X) and Alex Ross (DC’s Kingdom Come) His preferred medium
is Black Micron pen but he often incorporates color pens and markers for effect.
Bryan’s artistic endeavors focus on his interests which are the Occult,
science fiction and fantasy. From an early age, Bryan was interested and curious
about the hidden things that go bump in the night and always wanted to know the
truth about such urban legends as the Mothman and the Beast of Gevaudan among
others. This is reflected in his work. His work is personal and part of who he
Marina Cicalese (nee
Rodriguez) was born in Elizabeth and currently lives in Bloomfield with her
husband Bryan. Marina’s talent for painting wasn’t realized until one rainy July
4th in which she could not go to the beach. In what began as her
husband’s attempt to keep Marina occupied on the rainy holiday quickly became
something much more. With a set of acrylics and a paint brush Marina began to
produce a number of paintings that featured an amazing command of color and a
raw talent that she continues to sharpen to this day. Marina has been showcased
in a number of local art shows and has sold many of her paintings. Marina’s
influences are both musical and visually inspired by the gothic subculture and
brings that dark sensuality to all of her work.
KJ Hannah Greenberg captures the world in words and images. Her latest photography portfolio
is 20/20: KJ Hannah
Greenberg Eye on Israel. Her most recent
poetry collection is Mothers Ought to Utter Only Niceties (Unbound CONTENT, 2017). Her
most recent fiction collection is
the omnibus, Concatenation (Bards & Sages
Hannah’s seventh short story collection was published by Bards and Sages
The publisher writes:
"Bards and Sages Publishing is pleased to bring readers Walnut
Street, our seventh short story collection by KJ Hannah Greenberg.
Greenberg’s flair for the peculiar and eclectic shines through in this
collection of over fifty flash and short fiction works featuring
anthropomorphic starship pilots, angsty authors, strange neighbors, and more."
Walnut Street is available on Amazon:
Volumes One through Five of the KJ
Hannah Greenberg Short Story Collection at 50% off the list in an exclusive
bundle only at
M.R. Sonntag is a writer, editor and artist from CT
who enjoys reading and photography.
Native New Yorker Elise Daher, an Art Producer in NYC,
spends most of her time reviewing other peoples' beautiful photos. Sometimes she
ventures off to take a few of her own. Her passion for photography combines well
with her love of all things Brooklyn, beaches, and furry felines. @lebaneezblonde
MacNeill is a digital designer living in Brooklyn NY. When he is
not designing websites, he can be found around town drawing or creating music.
Zero lives in an underground
bunker somewhere in Colorado or someplace else with Promise, a rescue Australian
Shepherd with an appetite for corn-on-the-cob and peanut butter.
Darren Blanch, Aussie creator of visions which tell you a
tale long after first glimpses have teased your peepers. With early influence
from America's Norman Rockwell to show life as life, Blanch has branched out mere
art form to impact multi-dimensions of color and connotation. People as people,
emotions speaking their greater glory. Visual illusions expanding the ways and
means of any story.
arts mastery provides what Darren wishes a reader or viewer to take away in how
their own minds are moved. His evocative stylistics are an ongoing process
which sync intrinsically to the expression of the nearby written or implied
word he has been called upon to render.
View the vivid energy of IVSMA
(Darren Blanch) works at: www.facebook.com/ivsma3Dart, YELLOW MAMA, Sympatico Studio - www.facebook.com/SympaticoStudio, DeviantArt - www.deviantart.com/ivsma and launching in 2019, as Art Director for suspense author
/ intrigue promoter Kate Pilarcik's line of books and publishing promotion - SeaHaven
Sheilah McGuckin is a Brooklyn girl
who enjoys writing and photography in her spare time.
Valentin is a young artist born in the Bronx, but raised in Jersey
City. He has been in a number of musical theater productions throughout his academic
career, from the 5th grade all the way up to college. Daniel has been in a few
choirs and has even competed in the World Choir Olympics. He currently sings with
Saint Peter's University Schola, the Saint Peter's University Choir. Having been
a founding member of the choir, he has since been in 2 albums that are available
on both Spotify and iTunes. At Saint Peter's University he received a Bachelors
Degree in Biology. Daniel has been interested in the arts since very young, and
particularly became interested in drawing, painting, and sculpting since having
taken classes at Saint Peter's Preparatory School. He considers photography as
a hobby, but hopes to one day get more involved with the art.
Hillary Lyon is an illustrator for horror/sci-fi and pulp fiction websites
and magazines. She is also founder and senior editor for the independent
poetry publisher, Subsynchronous Press. An SFPA Rhysling Award nominated
poet, her poems have appeared in journals such as Eternal Haunted Summer, Jellyfish Whispers, Scfifaikuest, Illya’s Honey, and Red River
Review, as well as numerous anthologies. Her short stories have
appeared recently in Night to Dawn, Yellow Mama, Black Petals, Sirens
Call, and Tales from
the Moonlit Path, among others,
as well as in numerous horror anthologies
such as Night in New
Orleans: Bizarre Beats from the Big Easy, Thuggish Itch: Viva Las Vegas, and White Noise & Ouija Boards. She
appeared, briefly, as the uncredited "all-American Mom with baby"
in Purple Cactus Media’s 2007 Arizona indie-film, "Vote for
lived in France, Brazil, Canada, and several states in the US, she now resides
in southern Arizona. https://hillarylyon.wordpress.com/
Maddisyn Condora is a full-blooded Italian girl, born and raised in Jersey who speaks her
mind with no filter or regrets. Loved by her friends and family, as well as the
center of obsession for some of her exes. But what else could be expected from
a Scorpio whose hot mom and role model is none other than Cindy Rosmus?
Henry Stanton's fiction, poetry and paintings appear in 2River,
The A3 Review, Avatar, The Baltimore City Paper,
The Baltimore Sun Magazine, High Shelf Press, Kestrel,
North of Oxford, Outlaw Poetry, PCC Inscape, Pindeldyboz,
Rusty Truck, Salt & Syntax, SmokeLong Quarterly, The
William and Mary Review, Word Riot, The Write Launch,
and Yellow Mama, among other publications.
His poetry was selected for the A3 Review Poetry Prize and
was shortlisted for the Eyewear 9th Fortnight Prize for Poetry. His
fiction received an Honorable Mention acceptance for the Salt & Syntax
Fiction Contest and was selected as a finalist for the Pen 2 Paper Annual
A selection of Henry Stanton's paintings
are currently on show at Atwater's Catonsville and can be viewed at the following
website www.brightportfal.com. A selection of Henry
Stanton’s published fiction
and poetry can be located for reading in the library at www.brightportfal.com.
Henry Stanton is
the Founding & Managing Editor of The Raw Art Review—www.therawartreview.com.
Christopher Goss, longtime
Black Petals and Yellow Mama contributor, has recently
made some lifestyle changes, moving from Del Rio Texas, where he made his living
building and servicing radio and TV towers, to Spearville, Kansas, where he now
works on giant generators on a 300-unit wind farm. He has also started dabbling
in some photo art, along with his dark fiction and poetry.
Doll: ScAreifiNa Wicked Little doll #ChildrenOfTheBlood
W. Jack Savage is a
retired broadcaster and educator. He is the author of eight books
including Imagination: The Art of W. Jack Savage (wjacksavage.com). To
date, more than fifty of Jack’s short stories and over a thousand of his
paintings and drawings have been published worldwide. Jack and his wife Kathy
live in Monrovia, California.