Layout artist, Katrina Stubbs

While I was hoping to maybe just get some pointers on InDesign, Katrina graciously offered to join the team. (She works by day for the Institute of Modern Art

I’m very excited about that. It means I can focus on what I do best (writing and photoshop), and manage art direction without worrying about screwing up some touchy setting in InDesign. 

I also have an exciting announcement to make soon about our cover art…

2 years ago

Laurie Lipton artist statement

Laurie Lipton was born in New York and began drawing at the age of four. She was the first person to graduate from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pennsylvania with a Fine Arts Degree in Drawing (with honours). She has lived in Holland, Belgium, Germany,France and London and has recently moved back to the States after 35 years abroad. Her work has been exhibited extensively throughout Europe and the USA.

Lipton was inspired by the religious paintings of the Flemish School. Unfortunately she went to university when Conceptual Art was all the rage & no one could teach her how to paint like an early Renaissance Master. She tried to teach herself from books and failed. While traveling around Europe in her 20’s, she began developing her very own peculiar drawing technique building up tone with thousands of fine cross-hatching lines like an egg tempera painting. “It’s an insane way to draw”, she says, “but the resulting detail and luminosity is worth the amount of effort”. 

More on her images soon. Meanwhile we are all continuing with our work for the collection.

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Aunia Kahn joins the team

Look toward many more announcements as we launch the Indiegogo campaign!

2 years ago

Artists Wanted!

There are 5 slots left for artists on this project. 

I know you can’t know this for certain until you read the text, but I want you to only take it if you are enflamed to work on this project. If you really, really want to create an image that was inspired by what you read. That’s how I wrote it and that’s how I want the art to be. Nothing phoned in. Nothing rote or by the letters for you. 

There is also a month to do it. One single piece that is your visual reaction to the vibe or message or something about the short story that you have chosen. We want to have images ready to work into the giveaways for contributors as early as August 7. So there’s no time to ponder it for six years. Hit it hard or don’t do it at all. 

Obviously, first you need to read. Email me at jamescurcio at gmail and I will send you a rough draft of the stories. 

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