In Richard A. Kirk’s Backyard

Here are the kind of things you will find in Richard A. Kirk’s backyard.  What?  You mean you’ve never seen creatures like these before?  Well, then, you are in for a treat.  Or maybe a trick??? Hmmm… Kirk is this year’s Artist Guest of Honor at the World Fantasy Convention in Toronto.  He has worked with many […]

Carla Gannis: A carny’s explosion-in-a-pixel factory

There has been much ado about this term called The New Aesthetic: what it means, where it’s from, what it aims to do, how it might wander aimlessly through the rhetoric of revolutionary art movements with nary a ripple in that ocean. Bruce Sterling has described it as the “eruption of the digital into the physical,” throwing […]

Bring Your Sick, Maimed, and Monstrous: The Work of Chris Mars

In his artist statement, Chris Mars rallies a battle cry: “There are the voiceless, who cannot speak for themselves. These are the easiest ones to shrink down. There are words for the non-conformers, simple words that can be quickly acknowledged by those that buy in. Crazy. Faggot. Gang. Rich. One is sinful, one is lazy, one is violent by nature and one is […]

The Art of Derek Ford

Jeffrey Ford is an American writer whose fiction combines elements of traditional fantasy or magic realism with surrealism and horror.  As a student at Binghamton University, he studied with the novelist John Gardner and until recently taught at Brookdale Community College in New Jersey. His work has been nominated for and received many awards, including the […]

Felix Kramer’s Bestiary: An Other-Worldly and Weird Collection of Creatures...

Felix Kramer is an occasional student and freelance concept designer living in Southern Tier New York. His creative interests include visual design, prose writing, and poetry, all of which are approached with an eye for surrealism and deformation of existing tropes and systems. He draws influence from the fields of linguistics, mathematics, and architecture, among […]