John 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.
Brian Beardsley 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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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
Bar Napkin is not only his Moniker but the choice of medium
when doing artwork, actually on Bar Napkins.
is also schooled in Graphic Design from NYU, self
taught in photography and photo manipulation.
Janne 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
John 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
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.
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 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. Ann Marie passed away January 24th, 2023.
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 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
KJ Hannah Greenberg has been
playing with words and images for an awfully long time.
Check out her poetry and art book, One-Handed Pianist
(Hekate Publishing, 2021).
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.
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 render.
View the vivid energy of IVSMA (Darren Blanch) works
at: www.facebook.com/ivsma3Dart, YELLOW
MAMA, Sympatico Studio - www.facebook.com/SympaticoStudio, DeviantArt -
in 2019, as Art Director for suspense author / intrigue promoter Kate
Pilarcik's line of books and publishing promotion - SeaHaven Intrigue
is a Brooklyn girl who enjoys writing and
photography in her spare time.
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 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 Zombie." Having 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 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.
Henry Stanton is the Founding & Managing Editor of The Raw Art Review—www.therawartreview.com.
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.
Little doll #ChildrenOfTheBlood
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.
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.
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 Waterfront.
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
exchange of ideas
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.
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
We now leave a digital footprint
wherever we go, and with whatever we do.
we already have one foot in an Orwellian world?
My collages are an investigation, with a small
“I,” on the impact of digital technology
and its possibilities.”
Londyyn Thomas resolutely eschews any mythologizing of an artist and so avoids
discussing personal life and relations.
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
Bronx-born Jack Pepper plays a mean guitar and has recently been
branching out into photo illustration.
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 animals, too!
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 her.
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
In addition, Sophia had a few poems in the last edition of Black Petals Horror/Science Fiction
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
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).
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
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.
Joseph 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.
Mong is 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.