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.
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
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.
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 story contest.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
Napkin Art is a self-taught fine artist, currently
running and participating in gallery shows in the Northern New Jersey
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.
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 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).
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.
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.
currently lives in New Mexico with his wife of twenty-five years.
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
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
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
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
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 - www.deviantart.com/ivsma
launching 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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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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.
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.
This painting used to illustrate the
poem “Direction” is of the view near the Yonkers Waterfront.
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
ideas welcome: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
now leave a digital footprint wherever we go, and with whatever we do.
Do we already have one foot in an Orwellian
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
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
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
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.
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
he likes to have a few beers and listen to Classic Rock with his childhood
friend, fellow Yellow Mama artist Jack Pepper.
Bernice Holtzman’s paintings and collages have appeared in shows at various
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.
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 Autumn.
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 cat Zoey.
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).
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.