I want to introduce you to a new up-and-coming literary magazine this week. StoryHack Action & Adventure is a modern-day pulp magazine that celebrates pulse-pounding fiction that is fun to read and crosses the genre divide in creative ways. Publisher and editor, Bryce A Beattie's goal is to develop the magazine into a pro-rate paying market. … Continue reading Pulptastic StoryHack, Issue Zero is Here!
My Art of Fantasy artist this week paints with darkness and brings to life stories from the world below where nameless creatures of forgotten lore dwell. They seek liberation, these vile beasts from the Void. They want to enter the light and stain it with their rot. Beware! Digital painter, Chris Cold lives in Los … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy 119: Chris Cold
Polish artist, Jakub Rebelka works as a freelance illustrator and comics creator. He specializes in both digital and traditional mediums and has created illustrations for games like The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings and Shadow Warrior. My understanding is that he is working with writer Yohan Radomski on a fantasy graphic novel titled City of Dogs. Jakub … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy 118: Jakub Rebelka
Fūlād-zereh was no fairy tale monster. Nor was he a forgotten myth though his origin and true nature had become lost in the labyrinth of ancient history. The great demon possessed immense physical strength and was massive in stature. Described as grotesque and obsidian black, from his high forehead jutted two dark horns that swept … Continue reading Obscure Tales: The Horned Demon and the Magic Sword (Part 2)
I not sure whether my mood influenced my choice of artist for this week. I suspect it may be a contributing factor. The last two weeks have been rough. Really rough. And then two days ago I learned Babylon's Song has been shortlisted for New Zealand's Sir Julius Vogel Award. I'm an outsider, a relative … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy 117: Noah Bradley
Earlier this evening I received an email from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand that my novella, "Babylon's Song" is a finalist for the 2017 Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Novella/Novelette. Voting will occur at Lexicon, 2-4 June 2017 in Taupo, New Zealand. You can find more details about the convention … Continue reading Babylon’s Song on Final Ballot for 2017 Sir Julius Vogel Award!
This week's fantasy artist comes from Germany. Simon Eckert is a freelance concept artist and illustrator and you'll note that we've entered the realm of light with this one because sometimes we have to. We can't spend too much time in the darkness and shadows. Every now and again we have to take a break. … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy 116: Simon Eckert