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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
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
Mike 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
illustrative work can be experienced
at: www.darkartgallery.com <http://www.darkartgallery.com/>
W. Jack Savage is a
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
in Monrovia, California.
is an illustrator
horror/sci-fi and pulp fiction websites and magazines.
She is also founder and senior editor for
the independent poetry publisher,
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
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
as Night in New Orleans: Bizarre Beats
from the Big Easy, Thuggish
Itch: Viva Las Vegas, and White
Noise & Ouija
appeared, briefly, as the uncredited
Mom with baby" in Purple Cactus
Arizona indie-film, "Vote for Zombie." Having
and several states in the US, she now resides in southern
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
Paolozzi. Keith taught
at Hull College of Art and Leicester
is now De Montfort
In 994 he retired from Academia.
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
entertain ourselves, and much, much more.
now leave a digital footprint wherever we go, and
whatever we do.
we already have one foot in an Orwellian
are an investigation,
with a small “I,” on the impact of digital
A. F. Knott is a self-taught
collage artist focused
book layout and book cover
design as well networking in conjunction with
one of its missions, bringing together artist
seen selling in New York
Union Square Park. Work can be found on
exchange of ideas
Ann Marie Rhiel
is the Assistant Art Director
for Yellow Mama Webzine.
Bronx, New York, presently
living in New Jersey.
reconnected with her passion for art in 2016 and
had her work exhibited in
around northern New Jersey ever since.
She is a commissioned
painting artist, who
also enjoys photography. Her work
Black Petals and Megazine Official.
If Charles Addams,
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.
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
odd, weird, cartoons
you can follow him on Instagram
write and has written
since she was a child. Her
mind blooms with fantasy and adventure! She loves to
tell stories and transport the spirit to other worlds
in order to reinvigorate
the dormant imagination!
She hopes to inspire all! :)
D. Duncan was born 1958
Illinois where he still
resides. He has degrees
in Political Science, Classics,
Art & Design.
He has been
illustration and cartoons for over 25 years. He has
editorial illustration for local and regional
the St. Louis
Post-Dispatch. His award-winning
work has appeared in
numerous small press
e-zines, and he has illustrated
a few books.
Greenberg captures the world in words and images. Her most recent
poetry collection is Rudiments (Seashell Books, 2020), her
most recent essay collection is Simple Gratitudes (Propertius
Press, 2020), her most recent short story collection
is Demurral: Linens, and Towel and Fears (Bards&
Sages Publishing, 2020), and her most recent photography
collection is 20/20, Eye on Israel (Camel Saloon, 2015).
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
is the Founding & Managing Editor
of The Raw Art Review—www.therawartreview.com.
Londyyn Thomas resolutely eschews
any mythologizing of an artist and so
avoids discussing personal life and relations.
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 humor?
I wrote for the comic papers.
Smith is a Boston-based artist and
designer who works mostly with a mixture of pen and ink,
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 at: https://foxontherun.myportfolio.com/