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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.
Sean O’Keefe 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.
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 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.
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.
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
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
Rich 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.
Artist 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.
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.
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 Intrigue Publishing-Promotion.
McGuckin is a Brooklyn girl who enjoys writing and photography
her spare time.
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
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.