Kael Alford is a journalist, photographer, writer, and educator based in Dallas, Texas, where she teaches part-time at Southern Methodist University. She develops long-term documentary based projects that challenge dominant social and cultural narratives. Her work can be seen here: kaelalford.com & here: unembedded.com. Her photography is represented by Panos Pictures in London.
Mrs. N. Gray Bartlett was an America photographer who was active in the 1890s.
Ivan Brunetti lives and works in Chicago as a teacher, editor, illustrator, and cartoonist, usually in that order. His drawings occasionally appear in The New Yorker, among other publications.
Lilli Carré currently lives in Chicago, where she makes animation, comics, sculpture, illustration, and drawing. She is also the co-director of the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation. Her most recent book is her first children's comic, Tippy and the Night Parade, now out from Toon Books. www.lillicarre.com
Cynthia Cruz is the author of three poetry collections: Ruin, The Glimmering Room, and Wunder-
kammer, forthcoming in the fall by Four Way Books. Her essays, book and art reviews have been published in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Hyperallergic, The American Poetry Review, and The Rumpus.
Molly Dektar is from Durham, North Carolina. After graduating from Harvard, she traveled on a Henry Russell Shaw fellowship to Norway, where she interviewed farmers about their experiences with climate change. She is currently studying for her MFA in fiction at Brooklyn College.
Kayla E. is a video / performance artist and cartoonist in Texas. She is a 2013 graduate of Harvard University. kaylaework.com
rl goldberg is an MFA candidate living in Gainesville, Florida. rl is a 2012 graduate of Harvard University.
Alex Hamrick is a conceptual text-based artist currently living in Boston, MA. An alumni of SMFA and Tufts University, Alex re-purposes found and self-generated language to address emotional trauma and cultural criticism through object-materiality, systems, degradation, and humor.
Sharka Hyland teaches fine arts and visual studies at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design. Her current work, pencil drawings of literary passages and watercolors of ekphrastic poems, combines three of her lifelong interests - typography, drawing, and literature.
Mïrka Lugosi considers herself more of an “image painter” than a traditional painter, because she only works in small sizes. Most of her works are self portraits, and she often uses her own fears as beginnings for the stories she relates. Her work articulates itself around a kind of “psychic reality” in which images are presented like mysterious but tangible propositions!
Carson Mell was born in Arizona in 1980, the son of a landscape painter and a nurse. He moved to Los Angeles in 2002 to write and work in film and television. Since then, three of his short films have been Official Selections of The Sundance Film Festival. His short fiction has been published in McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern and Electric Literature.
Keith Noonan works as a writer covering technology, entertainment, and business. He also aspires to be a noted author of fiction.
David Rice is a writer and animator currently editing his first novel. He has stories in or forthcoming in Black Clock, Identity Theory, The Last Magazine, Birkensnake, Spork, Pithead Chapel, The Literati Quarterly, The Bad Version, NACHT, and The Harvard Advocate. He writes the serialized online fiction project A Room in Dodge City (aroomindodgecity.com), and has essays and reviews in The Believer, Salon, The LA Review of Books, The Millions, The Rumpus, Bookslut, Rain Taxi, Entropy, and HTMLGiant. He’s online at: raviddice.com
Davy Rothbart is the creator of Found Magazine, a frequent contributor to public radio’s This American Life, and the author of a book of personal essays, My Heart Is An Idiot, and a collection of stories, The Lone Surfer of Montana, Kansas. He writes regularly for GQ Magazine and Grantland, and his work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The Believer. His documentary film, Medora, about a resilient high-school basketball team in a dwindling town in rural Indiana, aired recently on PBS’ acclaimed series Independent Lens. Rothbart is also the founder of Washington II Washington, an annual hiking adventure for inner-city kids. He lives Los Angeles. Photo credit: Dan Busta.
R. Sikoryak is the author of Masterpiece Comics (Drawn & Quarterly) and the host of the comics performance series Carousel. He’s drawn for The New York Times, The Onion, The New Yorker, SpongeBob Comics, and more. rsikoryak.com
Carol Tyler is an award winning comic book artist/writer whose autobiographical stories reflect her struggles as an artist, worker, wife and mother. She teaches Comics, Graphic Novels & Sequential Art at the University of Cincinnati and is also a Residency Artist with the Ohio Arts Council.
Sarah Yu Zeebroek (1983) is a visual artist from Ghent, Belgium. Next to drawing and painting, she sings and plays in her own band Hong Kong Dong.
C. An is a writer, cartoonist, stand-up comic, and better friend based in Cambridge, MA. She edits fiction at CONSEQUENCE magazine, an international literary magazine focusing on the culture of war. Site: gregorspamsa.com; Twitter: @gregorspamsa
I am a self-taught primitive with aspirations to sophistication, and an uncanny ability to work in chaos to produce sometimes silly, sometimes sublime collages of old paper scraps.
Kristin Dawn is an MFA graduate from the University of British Columbia in the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada. Her work usually explores the sticky topics of the abject, and the taboo in a family setting: everyday monsters. She currently lives just outside of Seoul, South Korea.
Segundo Víctor Aurelio Chomón y Ruiz (17 October 1871, Teruel, Aragon - 2 May 1929) was a pioneering Spanish film director. He produced many short films in France while working for Pathé Frères and has been compared to Georges Méliès, due to his frequent camera tricks and optical illusions.
Harriet A. Cheever was an American author who was active in the early 20th century. She wrote the children’s book Lord Dolphin.
Born Sandra Angela Wichmann on 6.2.1984 in Cloppenburg, Germany, she studied Illustration at the HAW Hamburg from 2008 to 2011. She has been working under the artist name “Angela Dalinger” since 2011 and has exhibited in Paris, Antwerp, Barcelona, Lyon, Toulouse and Porto. She resides in a village in the south of Hamburg.
Krystal DiFronzo is a cold weather baby from the Midwest. She creates dreamy quilts, weavings, prints and comics. Her work has been printed in publications such as The Comics Workbook, Happiness, Believed Behavior, and in self-published minis.
Austin English is an artist living in Brooklyn. His books include Christina and Charles and The Disgusting Room. He also runs the small publishing house, Domino Books. austinenglishart.com
Daniel Goldhaber graduated from Harvard University in 2013. His work has screened at the San Francisco Independent Film Festival, Ivy Film Festival, and R4 Video Film Festival in Paris. He currently lives in the South Bronx.
Diantha W. Horne was an American illustrator who was active in the early 20th century. She illustrated the children’s book Lord Dolphin.
Jack Jung studied English and American poetry at Harvard as an undergraduate. He is working on his Master’s thesis on modern Korean literature at Seoul National University.
Mary MacGregor was a British author who was active in the early 20th century. She adapted the children’s book Undine in 1907.
Stephen Moles is the author of two books and various short stories. He is also Roland Barthes’ dead author informing himself in writing that he does not exist:
Gary Panter was born in Oklahoma and raised in Texas. He studied painting at East Texas State University. Gary has won numerous awards, including three Emmy Awards for his production design on Pee-wee’s Playhouse, as well as the 2000 Chrysler Award for Design Excellence. He lives and works in Brooklyn.
When he finds time, Tyler Richard is a PhD student in South Asian Studies at Harvard University. On occasion, he takes requests at email@example.com.
Axel Severs is currently pursuing his MA in English and lives and works in Dallas, TX.
I have been an art director and designer for more than 40 years, at Metropolis Magazine in the ‘80s, and the primary designer of the Red Hot Organization music packaging to mention just a few of the fun parts. Currently I’m the art director of Architectural Record magazine, and about to teach Advanced Design at the Cooper Union in September. See my site, helenesilverman.net, for more information.
J.M. Villaverde has one story collection (Dance of the Suitors) to his name, along with stories in Cerise Press, The Fiddlehead, The Antigonish Review, and The Malahat Review. The Script Doctor, his novel set in the “haphazardous” world of movie-making (including Hollywood and Cinecittà), appears in summer 2014. Currently, he’s shuttling between Paristanbul Express and The Tangier Waltz, two novels-to-be.
Sam Wesner lives and works in Cambridge, MA.
Mollie Miller Atkinson was an author and illustrator who created the Richard Bird children’s books. Mollie was active in New Zealand in the early 20th century.
Morgan Beatty received his MFA in Fiction from Columbia University, and has been published in Fence. He’s a TV producer and editor in New York City.
Stephen (sometimes Stephanie) Burt is a Professor of English at Harvard. Stephen’s books of poetry include Belmont (2013) and Parallel Play (2006); of criticism, The Art of the Sonnet (with David Mikics, 2010) and Close Calls with Nonsense (2009).
JooYoung Choi is a narrative artist who lives in Houston, Texas. Choi creates work based on a highly structured imaginary world called "The Cosmic Womb” using painting, video, animation and puppetry. The narrative of this imaginary world is used as a tool to investigate a variety of themes such as: representation as affirmation, racism and systemic oppression, personal/ political identity and memory.
Lee Baxter Davis, born in Bryan, Texas in 1939, graduated from Cranbrook Academy of Fine Arts in 1968 and taught at ETSU (now TAMC) in Commerce, Texas from 1969 to 2001. He was ordained to the Permanent Order of Catholic deacons in 1979 and resides with his wife of 49 years near Greenville, Texas. He works from his study at home.
Nick Drnaso was born in 1989 and grew up in Palos Hills, IL.
After studying animation and painting at Harvard College, Lily Fang worked as a 3d animator in New York. She then moved to London to attend the Royal College of Art, where she further developed as a storyteller through embracing the art of stop frame puppet animation. Her films capture the childhood sense of awe through re-imagined myths.
Deborah Grant is a New York based artist. She recently had a solo exhibition called Christ You Know It Ain’t Easy at The Drawing Center NYC. Deborah Grant is represented by Steve Turner Contemporary in Los Angeles, CA.
Céline Hudréaux (1979, Marseille) grew up at the French Riviera. Today she lives and works in Ghent, Belgium. Her work mainly consists of engravings inspired by old comics, images of nature, outsider art, and nineteenth century photographs of primitive cultures. In 2013 her first graphic novel, It’s Not an Ocean – a collaboration with writer Geert Ooms – was published by the renowned Belgian editing house Bries.
Jeff Ladouceur was born in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1976. He’s had numerous solo exhibitions worldwide and has been extensively published. He lives and works in New York and Montreal.
Author from the 1930s who created The Baseball Kids, a group of baseball-shaped infants who began as a set of dolls and became characters in a set of children’s books.
Mark Newgarden is a cartoonist and writer living in Brooklyn, New York.
Eleanor Parker is a rising senior at Harvard College, where she eats at The Harvard Lampoon.
R. Flowers Rivera is native of Mississippi; she completed a Ph.D. at Binghamton University and an M.A. at Hollins University. Xavier Review Press published her debut poetry collection, Troubling Accents in July 2013. Rivera’s second collection, Heathen, has been selected by poet and literary activist E. Ethelbert Miller as the winner of the 2014 Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Prize (forthcoming from Wayne State University Press, March 2015). View more of her work by visiting promethea.com.
Actor, comedian, author and poet, Rick Shapiro covers the entertainment spectrum. Shapiro, a 25-year comedy stage veteran and master of long-form and Improv can be seen on multiple television channels: HBO, FX, CBS, IFC and Showtime. He is currently developing a one-man show based on his book, UNFILTERED. Shapiro can be found in Los Angeles working on multiple projects.
Jon Sindell is a humanities tutor and a writing coach for business professionals. His flash fiction collection, The Roadkill Collection, is scheduled to be released by Big Table Publishing in late 2014. Jon’s short fiction has appeared in over sixty publications. He curates the Rolling Writers reading series in San Francisco.
M.A. Vizsolyi is the author of The Lamp with Wings: love sonnets, a National Poetry Series winner. He is also the author of two chapbooks, Notes on Melancholia (Monk Books) and The Case of Jane: a verse play (500places Press). He lives in Brooklyn.
Lauren Winchester is pursuing an MFA in The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University. Her work has appeared in The Philadelphia Review of Books.
Danielle Aykroyd is a performer, writer, and ephemeralist based in New York City. When she’s not panicking over general man-ran entropy, she writes and voices a radio show with a focus on African-American folk music.
Amy Brooks was a children’s book illustrator in the 1910s who wrote and illustrated Dorothy Dainty at Glenmore, which is about a girl named Dorothy who gets into trouble with her friends when her family is away.
Katherine Cameron (1874 - 1965) was a Scottish artist and book illustrator who studied at the Glasgow School of Art in the 1890s. She illustrated Mary Macgregor’s Undine as and Stories of King Arthur’s Knights.
Previously published in Five2One Magazine, I study Creative Writing at SUNY Purchase College. I have aspirations of expressing my inner bohemian nature by retiring from NY one day and moving into an artist’s colony, while hopefully publishing as prolifically as Joyce Carol Oates. (Ha!)
Georganne Deen currently lives in Joshua Tree, CA. She studied with Lee Baxter Davis at East Texas State Unviersity and has has had numerous solo exhibitions worldwide. She is also a poet and musician.
Rachal Duggan, AKA RADillustrates, is an Illustrator in Chicago. She specializes in custom portraits, troubled celebrities, and shaky lines.
Julian Gewirtz is a graduate student in history at Oxford University. His poems appear or are forthcoming in The New Republic, Denver Quarterly, and the Yale Review, among other publications.
In 2013 Ronald Hall was listed in ArtVoices Magazine as one of 25 artists to watch and collect. He is currently participating in an artist residency program at NARS (New York Art Residency & Studios Foundation) in Brooklyn, New York.
Ian Huebert is a printmaker and illustrator. He’s starting an MFA in book arts at the University of Iowa’s Center for the Book this fall.
It was a rainy day in Denton, Texas back in 1978 when I was born. At the age of two, I picked up a pencil and never put it down again. Drawing on the influences of Nintendo games, Bob Ross, and a love for my mother’s bedtime stories, my work reflects my undying passion for narratives and the details within them. (I’m not really sure that it was raining on my birthday.)
Jennifer is an art educator and creative writing instructor who has been working with inmates in Dallas County Jail for the past 6 years. She has designed curricula for the creativity component of Resolana’s psychoeducational program for women inmates, and most recently worked with a colleague to design and implement a mentoring program to train volunteers to mentor inmates.
Huy Nguyen is from Dallas, TX. He currently lives in Providence, RI.
Grant Reynolds is a comics artist and writer living in Chicago. You can find more about his work at grantreynolds.com
Scott Rooker is an artist, musician, and writer from Raleigh, North Carolina.
Jacob Shelton is a writer and comedian from Austin, Texas. He lives in Los Angeles and thinks about what it would be like to be a dog walker instead of whatever it is he's doing that day.
Bessie Smith was born on April 15, 1894 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Smith was the most well-regarded female blues singer of the 20s and 30s, and remains known as one of the greatest singers of the early 20th century.
Esther Pearl Watson lives and works in Los Angeles. Her comic Unlovable appears in Bust Magazine and is published by Fantagraphics. She is currently painting a piece for the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, Tx.
James Yoder is the son of Ana and Jim Yoder of Dallas, TX. Beyond his curricular pursuits at Harvard College where he pursues an A.B. degree in Statistics and a minor in the Classics, he is a writer and editor for the Harvard Lampoon, a magazine that publishes jokes.
Lauren R. Weinstein is a cartoonist and avid gardener living in scenic New Jersey. Her most recent work was the comic Carriers for Nautil.us.
Kyle York teaches English as a Second Language in Asia. His writing has also appeared in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Copper Nickel, theNewerYork, and elsewhere.
NAT. BRUT: THE RESPONSIBLE FUTURE OF ART AND LITERATURE
Nat. Brut (pr. nat broot) is a journal of art and literature dedicated to advancing equality and inclusivity in all creative fields.