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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
"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
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.
Lonni 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.
Paul “Deadeye” 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
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.
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 design.
is a New York City artist and illustrator. Sean studied at Syracuse University,
where he received his B.A. in Illustration. Using a variety of media, Sean’s
work transcends traditional illustration, and delves into themes both horrible
and fantastic. Fresh out of college, his piece “Self-scape” was featured in Spectrum
V a juried competition featuring outstanding works of fantasy art.
His work can be found on his website www.masterfung.com,
and he is
currently running a kickstarter campaign to publish an
edition of lithographs of his newest painting "The Climber" which
ends October 29th! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/spokeefe/the-climber-limited-edition-lithograph
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.
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.
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.
Patty’s 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.
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
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 was born in Bronx, New York and is a recently renewed artist after many
years. Starting up again in 2016, she was in her first show in Jersey City, New
Jersey and continues to have her work displayed in galleries around Northern
New Jersey. She works mostly with acrylic and also enjoys sketching and
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 is.
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.