Tara the tarot
card reader, in a shadowy room up
the creaking stairs, long red-nail fingers shuffling the cards in a blur, she
glares at you, predicts you will kill someone tonight for no reason.
You jump to your feet, reaching
Tara the tarot reader watches
you with narrowed
eyes; she had already decided that she wasn't going to scream.
Cartwright: Writer. Illustrator. Rescuer of forlorn dogs.
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.