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.
Art is a self-taught fine artist, currently
running and participating in gallery shows in the Northern New Jersey
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.
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 E-Zine.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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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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
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.
used to illustrate the poem “Direction” is of the view near the Yonkers
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.
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 calculus.
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 journals.
latest book is Eternal not Ephemeral, Eternal not
Ephemeral: Greenberg, KJ Hannah: 9798852494016: Amazon.com: Books, a collection of fifty tales, including "Absinthe
Aliens," "Isabelle," "Transitory Unease," and
"Special Teeth," which were originally published in Yellow Mama or Black Petals.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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.
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
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. 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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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).
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.
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.
Michael Schall is a pretty good graphic artist, bass player, and is a huge fan
of Rush, Judas Priest, and the Beatles.
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 at:
M.R. Sonntag is a writer, editor and artist from CT who enjoys reading and
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
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.
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.
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.
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 her.
She is currently spending
with her four lovely grown children and making plans to move back to her home
in the UK in the Autumn.
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.