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
Art is a self-taught fine artist, currently running and participating in
gallery shows in the Northern New Jersey area.
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.
about 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
Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozábal
California and works in the mental health field in Los Ángeles. His artwork has appeared
over the years in Medusa’s Kitchen, Nerve Cowboy, The Dope
Fiend Daily, and Rogue Wolf Press, Venus in Scorpio Poetry
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.
Digital 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
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 Intrigue Publishing-Promotion.
Wayne F. Burke's drawings have appeared in a
number of publications, in print and online, including FLARE, Portland
Review (ME). Red Savina, Duane's Poe Tree, Driftwood
Magazine, Grey Sparrow, The Octopus Review, About Place Journal,
and elsewhere. He lives in the central Vermont area (USA).
Terry Butler lives in the country, near
a small town south of San Jose, CA called Hollister. He used to write
steadily, publishing both in print and online as Terence Butler, but after some health
issues, the energy needed to write seemed to dissipate somewhat. He has been a professional
photographer and a painter/collage-assemblage maker for most of his working life, so painting
and photo art have taken the place of genre fiction as an outlet. Recently the
story “Fire Man” appeared all as a piece in his mind so he simply wrote it
down. He sent it to Cindy, and in the ensuing back and forth. They somehow
discussed using some of his visual art, too. Cindy is simply the best, and a
real stalwart in this little world. She has a big heart and a deep love for
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.
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.
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.
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?
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
If Charles Addams, Edgar Allan Poe, and Willy
Wonka sired a bastard child it would be the fat asthmatic by the name of Michael D. Davis. He has been called warped by dear friends and a freak by passing
strangers. Michael started drawing cartoons when he was ten, and his skill has improved
with his humor, which isn’t saying much. He is for the most part self-taught, only
ever crediting the help of one great high school art teacher. His art has been shown at
his local library for multiple years only during October due to its macabre nature. If
you want to see more of Michael’s strange, odd, weird, cartoons you can follow him
on Instagram at mad_hatters_mania.
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.
Paul's 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.
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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.
J. Elliott is an author and artist living in a small patch of
old, rural Florida. Think Spanish moss, live oak trees, snakes, armadillos, mosquitoes.
She has published (and illustrated) three collections of ghost stories and three books
in a funny, cozy series. She's currently writing (and illustrating) a ghost story novel, Jiko
Bukken, set in Kyoto, Japan in the winter of '92-'93. Episodes on Amazon's
Kindle Vella. Paperback and eBook coming late this summer (2023).
Cynthia Fawcett has been writing for fun or money since she was able to hold a pen.
A Jersey Girl at heart, she got her journalism degree at Marquette University in Milwaukee
and now writes mostly technical articles about hydraulics and an occasional short story
or poem on any other subject.
Jack Garrett was an artist, actor, writer, and musician
extraordinaire. He played keyboards and guitar for several rock bands well
known in the downtown NYC area during the 1970s and ‘80s and opened for the Ramones
as well as for U2 with his band the Nitecaps during U2’s 1980s European tour.
He leaves a treasure trove of art, music, and writing. Mr. Garrett had been put
on warning at more than one job for doodling at his desk.
He passed on September 28, 2011.
Dawn Marie Gonzalez is 47 years old and is
from the Bronx. Currently, she’s living in Yonkers, NY. A wife, and mom of
an 18-year-old son, she is also an administrative assistant for a Non-Profit.
She has always enjoyed doodling, drawing, and
painting, and she finds it relaxing.
painting used to illustrate the poem “Direction” is of the view near the Yonkers
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.
KJ Hannah Greenberg is eclectic. She’s played oboe, participated
in martial arts, learned basket weaving, and studied Middle Eastern dancing. What’s
more, she’s a certified herbalist, and an AP College Board-authorized teacher of
Her creative efforts have been
nominated once for The Best of the Net in poetry, once for The Best of the Net in art,
three times for the Pushcart Prize in Literature for poetry, once for the Pushcart Prize
in Literature for fiction, once for the Million Writers Award for fiction, and once for
the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. To boot, Hannah’s
had more than forty-five books published and has served as an editor for several literary
Bernice Holtzman’s paintings and collages have
appeared in shows at various venues in Manhattan, including
the Back Fence in Greenwich Village, the Producer’s Club, the Black Door Gallery
on W. 26th St., and one other place she can’t remember, but it was in
a basement, and she was well received.
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
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/>
A. F. Knott is a self-taught collage artist focused on book layout and book
cover design as well networking in conjunction with Hekate Publishing, one of
its missions, bringing together artist and writer. Sometimes seen selling in
New York City's Union Square Park. Work can be found on
flickr.com/photos/afknott/ Any exchange of ideas welcome:
Mike Knowles has spent over 40 years working mainly in comics, along with contributions to
TV, Radio, animation, gonzo-style journalism for a “top-of-the-shelf” magazine
and odd spells as a digital artist. Not to mention three gruesome years writing gags
for comedians (even though they begged him not to. But what did THEY know about
I wrote for the comic papers.
Lonni Lees is a multi-award-winning writer in both fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Her stories appear in Hardboiled magazine,
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. Among her numerous writing awards over the years,
she has award-winning stories in Felons, Flames, and Ambulance Rides,
Battling Boxing Stories, and her published short story collection, Crawlspace.
Broken won first place and is her 4th published novel. Her first novel Deranged
won the PSWA First Place award for best published novel. Her next novel, The
Mosaic Murder, was followed with a sequel, The Corpse in the Cactus,
which won First Place and was published in the U.S. and UK. She won several
other writing awards for her short stories, including Grand Prize.
She received both art and a nonfiction Creative Writing
Awards from NLAPW, California South branch, an organization of women writers,
artists, and composers, and she served as President from 1982–1984. She is a
current member of Sisters in Crime, PSWA, and Arizona Mystery Writers, where
she was the first writer to win two consecutive awards in their annual short
Twice Lonni was 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, AZ. She fills her spare
time showing her art at WomanKraft Gallery, reminiscing on all her travel
adventures, illustrating stories for online magazines, and dreaming up new
tales to tell.
is an illustrator for horror/sci-fi and pulp
fiction websites and magazines and the Assistant Art Director at Black Petals
Horror/Science Foiction Magazine. 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 Zombie." Having lived in France,
Brazil, Canada, and several states in the US, she now resides in southern
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.
Minish-Malinconico has a zest for life with
a lot of passion and humor. He loves photography, traveling, and anything outdoors. Over
the years, he held some unique jobs, such as being Santa’s elf; dining hall worker
at a camp for LGBTQ+ adults; Porky Pig; Halloween ghouls; and working with adults with
special needs for over three decades. He and his husband are a great match and are
in it for life.
John C. Mannone has
poems in Windhover, North Dakota Quarterly, Poetry South, Baltimore
Review, and others. Winner/Nominee of numerous contests/awards, John edits
poetry for Abyss & Apex and other journals. He’s a retired physics
professor living in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Brendan Matley lives in the town of Oldham near Manchester,
England. He is married and has a daughter named Amy, whom he loves more than anything. He's
been writing fiction for years, and he and a friend had a short-lived crime/noir ezine
called A Shot of Ink. He hates Manchester United by the way, and
pulls for his local team.
is a Brooklyn girl who enjoys writing and photography
in her spare time.
an artist based in Pittsburgh, PA. When not drawing or writing, she is
reading; watching TV or movies; taking walks; listening to music; enjoying
nature; and keeping company with family and friends.
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
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.
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.
Bronx-born Jack Pepper plays a mean guitar and has recently been branching out into photo
Originally from Bronx, New York, Jack Real works as a plumber in New Jersey. When he’s
not snaking pipes, he likes to have a few beers and listen to Classic Rock with
his childhood friend, fellow Yellow Mama artist Jack Pepper.
Ann Marie Rhiel was the Assistant Art Director for Yellow
Mama Webzine. She was born and raised in Bronx, New York, and lived in New Jersey.
She reconnected with her passion for art in 2016 and had her work exhibited in
art galleries around northern New Jersey ever since. She was a commissioned
painting artist, who also enjoyed photography. Her work also appeared in Black
Petals and Megazine Official.
Marie passed away in January, 2023...
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 design.
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).
Richkus is an
enthusiastic illustrator, photographer, writer, and reader. He has been an
essential oil perfumer for more than 20 years, and has worked as a history teacher,
chemist, security guard, and circus canvasman. He bemoans the limits of time and regrets
that he is not 10 people, one of whom would happily devote every waking hour to reading
the Sunday New York Times.
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.
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.
Allison Smith is a Boston-based artist and designer who
works mostly with a mixture of pen and ink, photography, and
digital collage to create horror art that has the lingering sense of a fever dream. Her
subjects vary widely, since she enjoys almost all genres of horror. View her portfolio
M.R. Sonntag is a writer, editor and artist from CT
who enjoys reading and photography.
Nancy Soriano grew
up in New York City and now resides in the Hudson Valley. She loves the darker side
of art—and life. She is rediscovering her love of photography through her latest
muse, her cat Zoey.
From the hollows of Kentucky, John Sowder divides his spare time
between creating art for Sugar Skull Press and working on various cryptid-themed
projects. He illustrated GEORGE THE HOLIDAY SPIDER by Rick Powell, which is due November
of this year. You can see more of his art at www.deviantart.com/latitudezero
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 Writing Contest.
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.
Stanton is the Founding & Managing Editor of The Raw Art Review—www.therawartreview.com.
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.
Londyyn Thomas resolutely eschews any mythologizing
of an artist and so avoids discussing personal life and relations.
currently lives in New Mexico with his wife of twenty-five years.
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.
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.
Daniel 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
Keith C. Walker was
born in Leeds in 1939. He studied Ceramics at Leeds College of Art and the Royal
College of Art. In the late 1960s to early 1970s, he was Personal Assistant to Eduardo
Paolozzi. Keith taught at Hull College of Art and Leicester Polytechnic, which
is now De Montfort University. In 1994 he retired from Academia.
Keith says, “Digital technology has made and continues
to make big changes to all of our lives: the way we communicate, the way we are monitored,
the way we entertain ourselves, and much, much more.
now leave a digital footprint wherever we go, and with whatever we do.
Do we already have one foot in an Orwellian world?
collages are an investigation, with a small “I,” on the impact of digital
technology and its possibilities.”
Sophia Wiseman-Rose is a Paramedic and an Episcopalian nun. Both careers have provided
a great deal of exposure to the extremes in life and have provided great inspiration for
She is currently spending
time with her four lovely grown children and making
plans to move back to her home in the UK in the Autumn.
In addition, Sophia
had a few poems in the last edition of Black Petals Horror/Science Fiction Magazine
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.
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.