Pulptastic StoryHack, Issue Zero is Here!

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!

Happy Birthday, Robert E. Howard

I haven't yet dedicated a proper blog post to celebrate the birthday of one of my literary heroes, Robert E. Howard. I'm not sure I can do a better job than what other fans have done and because I'm late, it somehow feels disrespectful to now all of a sudden attempt something grand. I can, … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Robert E. Howard

#Art of Fantasy 99 (Legends): Manuel Sanjulian

Born in 1941 in Barcelona, Manuel Sanjulián started his career illustrating comics for Josep Toutain's art agency Selecciones Ilustrades. During the 1970s Sanjulián illustrated a couple of movie adaptations and a comic serial in Cimoc magazine. His work began to capture the right people's attention and he flourished in the British market, later working for publishers … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy 99 (Legends): Manuel Sanjulian

#Art of Fantasy 97(Legends): Peter Andrew Jones

Another legend who requires no introduction and whose work will forever populate the halls of nostalgia is British artist and illustrator, Peter Andrew Jones. His illustrious career spanned 40-plus years, during which time he produced a massive number of fantasy and science fiction illustrations for books, magazines, and movies. Peter continues to receive commissions still … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy 97(Legends): Peter Andrew Jones

#Art of Fantasy 90: Neal Adams (Legends)

We kick this special spotlight on legends off with American comic book artist, Neal Adams. Born on June 6, 1941, Neal began his career with Archie comics and slowly worked his way up the ladder, doing commercial work here and there. It took a while but his unique style began drawing attention and in 1962 he … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy 90: Neal Adams (Legends)

Art of Fantasy 88: Esteban Maroto

It's been a while since I featured a legend, so I'm doing it today. We're going back in time, folks. I give you Spanish artist, Esteban Maroto. A comic book artist, illustrator, painter, writer, and well, a living legend. Although he initially built his reputation outside the States, Maroto is best known for the short stories … Continue reading Art of Fantasy 88: Esteban Maroto

Skelos – The Journal of Weird Fiction and Dark Fantasy

A few months ago, I supported a Kickstarter campaign for the first issue of Skelos: The Journal of Weird Fiction and Dark Fantasy. The campaign was a massive success, receiving $19,318 from 499 backers after setting a modest goal of only $2,000. Massive success is indeed accurate, but then, it shouldn't come as a surprise. Skelos … Continue reading Skelos – The Journal of Weird Fiction and Dark Fantasy