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  • Artist Spotlight:
    Interview with Ellen Million aka The Boss
  • Behind the Art:
    Stars: A Walkthrough

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  • Stars
  • Parting Gift -- A Marker Walkthrough
  • Tubes - Let Your Art Star in Digital Crafting
  • The End is Near
  • Stardancer Walk-through: A Traditional/Digital Mixed Media Approach

    Fiction

  • Poem: Revontulet (Fox Fire)
  • Poem: The Andromedes


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    Cover by Janet ChuiIn this month's issue, Constanza interviews our own Ellen and Missy Acker walks us through a watercolor with stars. We have walkthroughs by Jenny Heidewald, Erika Harm and Mitzi Sato-Wiuff. Tori Beveridge offers a tutorial on creating Tubes, and Ellen offers her thoughts on endings. We also have Star-themed art and poetry. Enjoy! Read this issue!December 2012

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Artist Spotlight:
    Interview with Ellen Million aka The Boss
  • Behind the Art:
    Stars: A Walkthrough

    Features

  • Stars
  • Parting Gift -- A Marker Walkthrough
  • Tubes - Let Your Art Star in Digital Crafting
  • The End is Near
  • Stardancer Walk-through: A Traditional/Digital Mixed Media Approach

    Fiction

  • Poem: Revontulet (Fox Fire)
  • Poem: The Andromedes

  • Cover by Katherine Rose BarberIn this issue, Constanza interviews artist (and frequent EMG-Zine contributor) Jenny Heidewald; Missy Acker walks us through an acrylic painting of a wolf; Jenny Heidewald talks about wolves and wild dogs; and we have other features from Ellen and Carol Moore. We also have Wolf-themed art. Enjoy! Read this issue!November 2012

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Behind the Art:
    Wolf in Acrylic
  • Artist Spotlight:
    Interview with Jenny Heidewald

    Features

  • Stop! Thieves!
  • Wolves and Wild Dogs
  • Creating Rocks Using Colored Pencil

  • Cover by Tiffany Toland-ScottIn this issue, Constanza interviews artist Pierre Carles; Missy Acker talks about an artist's magic tricks; Jenny Heidewald talks about representing magic in art, with a walkthrough; Ursula answers more questions. We also have Magic-themed fiction and art. Enjoy! Read this issue!October 2012

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Ask an Artist:
    Questions of Social Media
  • Artist Spotlight:
    Interview with Pierre Carles
  • Behind the Art:
    Magic

    Features

  • Half the Story: DPI
  • Magic Effects

    Fiction

  • Fiction: The Sound Down by the Shore

  • Cover by Mayumi OgiharaIn this issue, Constanza interviews artist Sue Miller, Missy Acker talks basics about watercolor materials, Jenny Heidewald gives us a run-down of Greek myth and fashion, Katerina Koukiotis walks us through a drawing of Medusa. We also have Greek Mythology-themed fiction and art. Enjoy! Read this issue!September 2012

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Behind the Art:
    Getting Started in Watercolor
  • Artist Spotlight:
    Interview with Sue Miller

    Features

  • Ancient Greece: Mythology and Clothing Styles
  • Medusa Walkthrough: Pencils on Colored Paper

    Fiction

  • Fiction: Dreamless Nights…

  • Cover by In this issue, Constanza interviews artist Ania Mohrbacher, Missy Acker walks us through a still life in acrylics, Jenny Heidewald illustrates the intricacies of observing reflections in art, Ellen talks about how to manage the navigation of a shared story world, and Ursula answers questions about changing style and handling fan mail. We also have Reflections-themed poetry and art. Enjoy! Read this issue!August 2012

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Artist Spotlight:
    Interview with Ania Mohrbacher
  • Ask an Artist:
    Changing Style and Handling Fan Mail
  • Behind the Art:
    Reflections
  • EMG News:
    News for August

    Features

  • Reflections
  • Shared Story World Content Navigation and Management

    Fiction

  • Poem: Reflections of Water

  • Cover by In this issue, Constanza interviews artist Michael Cross, Missy Acker walks us through a mixed-media piece, Jenny Heidewald discusses the visual details of archery, Annie Rodrigue offers a product review of the Monoprice Tablet, and Ursula gives us a run-down of the novel-editing process. We also have games-themed fiction and art. Enjoy! Read this issue!July 2012

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Artist Spotlight:
    Interview with Michael Cross
  • Behind the Art:
    Watercolor with Pencil and Ink
  • EMG News:
    News for July

    Features

  • So Your Book Just Got Edited...
  • Monoprice Tablet -- An Honest Review
  • Fetch
  • Archery

    Fiction

  • Fiction: Winning the Game

  • Cover by HoukIn this issue, Constanza interviews artist Aaron Pocock, Missy Acker walks us through a watercolor of towers and dragons, Jenny Heidewald discusses rendering towers in art, and Ursula answers more writing-and-art-related questions. We also have tower-themed poetry, fiction and art. Enjoy! Read this issue!June 2012

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Behind the Art:
    Building On Layers
  • EMG News:
    News for June - An Important Announcement
  • Ask an Artist:
    Editing a Graphic Novel
  • Artist Spotlight:
    Interview with Aaron Pocock

    Features

  • Towers

    Fiction

  • Fiction: The Wizard's Stairs
  • Poem: Reflections of Childe Roland

  • Cover by In this issue, Constanza interviews artist Mitzi Sato-Wiuff, Missy Acker walks us through a watercolor of a sea monster, and Alexander Mitchell and Jenny Heidewald walk us through sea monster mythology. We also have sea monster-themed poetry and art. Enjoy! Read this issue!May 2012

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Artist Spotlight:
    Interview with Mitzi Sato-Wiuff
  • Behind the Art:
    A Sea Monster in Watercolor

    Features

  • Aquatic Monsters

    Fiction

  • Poem: Sorcerous Mist
  • Poem: Tears of the Nereid

  • Cover by Mitzi Sato-WiuffIn this issue, Constanza interviews makeup artist Greg Lightner and Ursula Vernon answers more of your questions. We also have plant-themed poetry, fiction and art. Enjoy! Read this issue!April 2012

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Ask an Artist:
    Webcomic inspiration, palette, and sketchbooks
  • Artist Spotlight:
    Interview with Greg Lightner
  • EMG News:
    EMG News for April

    Features

  • Spruce Up Your Art With Plants

    Fiction

  • Fiction: Xenonegotiation
  • Poem: I am Treant

  • Cover by K AndersonIn this issue, we welcome back Constanza Erenhaus with an interview of artist Lisa Cree! Missy Acker walks us through a watercolor piece, Jenny Heidewald reviews centaur mythology, Elizabeth Barrette talks about composition and selecting art for your private collection, and Ursula Vernon answers more of your questions. We also have centaur-themed poetry and art. Enjoy! Read this issue!March 2012

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Ask an Artist:
    Cons, Illustrations, Audience-building, and More
  • Behind the Art:
    Playing with Line and Shape
  • Artist Spotlight:
    Interview with Lisa Cree
  • EMG News:
    EMG News for February

    Features

  • Appreciating Speculative Art Part 4: Composition and Shopping
  • The Centaur

    Fiction

  • Poem: the centaur's stance

  • Cover by Mitzi Sato-WiuffIn this issue, Missy walks us through a watercolor dragon, Elizabeth Barrette offers the third installment in a series on appreciating speculative art, and Ursula Vernon answers more of your questions. We also have steampunk-themed fiction and art. Enjoy! Read this issue!February 2012

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Part Time Painter:
    Licensing, Glue for Collage, and Motivation
  • EMG News:
    EMG News for February
  • Behind the Art:
    Dragon Walkthrough

    Features

  • Appreciating Speculative Art Part 3 -- Lines and Colors

    Fiction

  • Fiction: The Wish Machine

  • Cover by Tabitha LadinIn our tribute to Dragonflies, Missy offers some arts-related tips on making New Year's resolutions, Ellen talks about creating private-labeled consumables. We also have Dragonfly-themed poetry and art. Enjoy! Read this issue!January 2012

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Behind the Art:
    New Year Resolutions and Your Artwork
  • EMG News:
    News for the New Year

    Features

  • Private Labeling -- the Business of Putting Art on Consumables

    Fiction

  • Poem: Fishing on Dragonfly Lake

  • Cover by Jessica Morgan-ChaseIn our tribute to Ships, Missy walks us through a mixed-media painting, Tiffany Toland-Scott discusses the ins and outs of shipping your artwork, and Ursula Vernon answers more of your questions. We also have ship-themed fiction, poetry and art. Enjoy! Read this issue!December 2011

    Gallery

    Columns

  • EMG News:
    News for December!
  • Behind the Art:
    Red Moon
  • Ask an Artist:
    Media, Sharpening Colored Pencils, and Sketchbooks

    Features

  • Shipping Your Art

    Fiction

  • Fiction: Growing Derelict
  • Poem: Penelope
  • Fiction: Wile Away

  • Cover by Nikki BurnetteIn this month's issue, Missy details the technique of painting using negative shapes, and Jenny Heidewald talks about frogs. We also have frog-themed fiction, poetry and art. Enjoy! Read this issue!November 2011

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Behind the Art:
    Painting Using Negative Shapes
  • EMG News:
    News for November

    Features

  • Frogs and Toads

    Fiction

  • Poem: When Frogs Call
  • Fiction: Tadpoles
  • Fiction: The Kiss
  • Fiction: More than Just a Kiss

  • Cover by Mitzi Sato-WiuffIn this month's issue, Ursula answers questions about lighting, rendering drapery, and artist pen names; and Missy walks us through a watercolor piece about the worlds of Norse myth. In our features, Jenny Heidewald gives us a review of Scandinavian Mythology, specifically the Eddas, and Elizabeth Barrette gives us her Part 2 of Appreciating Art. We also have Scandinavian Myth-themed fiction and art. Enjoy! Read this issue!October 2011

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Ask an Artist:
    Light, Drapes, and Pen Names
  • EMG News:
    Happy Birthday and other News
  • Behind the Art:
    Map of Worlds

    Features

  • Scandinavian Mythology
  • Appreciating Speculative Art Part 2: Parts and Layout of a Picture

    Fiction

  • Fiction: At the Gates of Valhalla
  • Fiction: Mother Never Spoke About the Sea
  • Fiction: To Love Loki

  • Cover by Sara Burrier In this month's issue, Ursula answers some art questions, Missy walks us through a mixed-media piece of a mushroom-camouflaged dragon, and Constanza interviews artist Inge Vandormael. In our features, Jenny Heidewald gives us a review of mushrooms and how to draw them, Ellen offers some great photo references of mushrooms in Alaska, and Erika Liszewski has created an overview of basic quadruped anatomy. We also have Owl-themed poetry and art. Enjoy! Read this issue!September 2011

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Behind the Art:
    Camouflage
  • EMG News:
    News for September
  • Artist Spotlight:
    Interview with Inge Vandormael
  • Ask an Artist:
    Ask Ursula!

    Features

  • Mushroom References (50 Photos)
  • Mushrooms
  • Gaits of the Quadruped

    Fiction

  • Poem: Mike the Meek Truffle
  • Poem: Mushroom Magic

  • Cover by Kate McCredieOur theme this month is "owls", and we've got a look at the Wonderful World of Owls from Jenny Heidewald, with drawing tips and history as well as a mixed media walkthrough of an owl with Missy Acker. Constanza brings us an interview with Jenny Dolphen, and Elizabeth Barrette gives us part one of a series on appreciating art, whether you're an artist or not. All this, and a selection of owl poetry and artwork! Enjoy! Read this issue!August 2011

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Artist Spotlight:
    Interview with Jenny Dolfen
  • Behind the Art:
    Owl in Mixed Media
  • EMG News:
    News for August

    Features

  • The Wonderful World of Owls
  • Appreciating Speculative Art Part 1: Types and Tools

    Fiction

  • Poem: Moon and Owl
  • Poem: Harbinger
  • Poem: Owl Baby Rising

  • Cover by Kristina GehrmannIn this month's issue, Missy walks us through a drawing of a butterfly dragon, Jenny Heidewald discusses the drawing of insects, and Constanza interviews artist Melissa Findley. We also have Butterfly-themed poetry, fiction and art. Enjoy! Read this issue!July 2011

    Gallery

    Columns

  • EMG News:
    News for July
  • Behind the Art:
    Butterfly Wings
  • Artist Spotlight:
    Interview with Melissa Findley

    Features

  • The Art of the Insect Wing

    Fiction

  • Poem: The Secret of Green Butterflies
  • Fiction: A Spot of Colour
  • Poem: The Butterfly
  • Fiction: Morpho sanguinalis

  • Cover by Katerina KoukiotisIn this month's issue, Missy walks us through an acrylic still life, Jenny Heidewald gives us an overview of gemstones and jewelry, and Constanza interviews artist Kelly Chehardy. We also have Jewelry-themed poetry and art. Enjoy! Read this issue!June 2011

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Behind the Art:
    Jewelry Still Life
  • EMG News:
    News for June!
  • Artist Spotlight:
    Interview with Kelly Chehardy

    Features

  • Introduction to Illustrating Gems and Metals

    Fiction

  • Poem: Jewels of the Ocean

  • Cover by Susan SchroderIn this issue, Jenny Heidewald talks about drawing trees, Constanza interviews Alexandra Knickel, and Missy walks us through a dryad watercolor. We also have plenty of dryad-themed poetry and art. Enjoy! Read this issue!May 2011

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Artist Spotlight:
    Interview with Alexandra Knickel
  • EMG News:
    News for May
  • Behind the Art:
    Dryad in Watercolor

    Features

  • Dryads and Trees

    Fiction

  • Poem: Sylvia
  • Poem: Shelter Under a Tree
  • Poem: The Tree Spirits
  • Poem: Moonlight in the Wild Wood

  • Cover by Destiny LauritsenIn this month's issue, Ursula talks about finishing big projects (and hers in particular), Missy walks us through using watercolor pencils on a finished piece, Jenny Heidewald examines how to depict wind in visual art, Constanza interviews artist Liiga Smilshkalne, and M. G. Ellington talks about rebuilding your online audience. We also have lots of Wind-themed poetry and art. Enjoy! Read this issue!April 2011

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Artist Spotlight:
    Interview with Liiga Smilshkalne
  • EMG News:
    News for April
  • Wombat Droppings:
    Finished
  • Behind the Art:
    Using Watercolor Pencils in a Finished Piece
  • Ask an Artist:
    Value in Illustration

    Features

  • Depicting Wind
  • Blowing Hot Air

    Fiction

  • Poem: Huffing and Puffing
  • Poem: Aria's Breath

  • Cover by Brenda LyonsIn this month's issue, Missy walks us through a watercolor of a gryphon, Jenny Heidewald examines the mythology behind gryphons, Constanza interviews artist Pascal Campion, and Erica Liszewski gives an overview of basic animal anatomy. We also have lots of Gryphon-themed fiction and art. Enjoy! Read this issue!March 2011

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Artist Spotlight:
    Interview with Pascal Cambion
  • EMG News:
    News for March
  • Behind the Art:
    Griffin in Watercolor

    Features

  • The Gryphon
  • Basic Animal Anatomy

  • Cover by Marie E. BirdIn this month's issue, Missy walks us through a watercolor of a jackalope, Jenny Heidewald takes a closer look at rabbits and hares, Constanza interviews artist Henning Ludvigsen, and Ursula contemplates her stack of artist magazines. We also have Rabbit-themed fiction and art. Enjoy! Read this issue!February 2011

    Gallery

    Columns

  • EMG News:
    News for February
  • Behind the Art:
    Jackalope
  • Wombat Droppings:
    Sick-day Reading, or Sifting Out the Pearls
  • Artist Spotlight:
    Interview with Henning Ludvigsen

    Features

  • Rabbits and Hares

    Fiction

  • Fiction: Filling the Hat

  • Cover by Jeliza PattersonIn this month's issue, Missy, Annie and Jenny Heidewald present three different takes on creativity, inspiration and artist block, and Constanza interviews artist Angela Sasser. We also have Creation-themed poetry and art. Enjoy! Read this issue!January 2011

    Gallery

    Columns

  • EMG News:
    January News
  • Ask an Artist:
    Motivation and Inspiration
  • Behind the Art:
    Improvising
  • Artist Spotlight:
    Interview with Angela Sasser

    Features

  • Creation

    Fiction

  • Poem: Creator
  • Poem: Emily, Rescue Me from Mediocrity

  • Cover by Jessica DouglasIn this month's issue, Constanza interviews artist Laura Pelick; Missy walks us through the final stages of an African-themed watercolor piece, and Jenny Heidewald offers a guest feature with a walkthrough of an African-themed piece. We also have African Mythology-themed poetry and art. Enjoy! Read this issue!December 2010

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Behind the Art:
    African Watercolor, Part 2
  • Artist Spotlight:
    Interview with Laura Pelick
  • EMG News:
    News for December
  • Ask an Artist:
    Storyboarding

    Features

  • African Skin Walkthrough

    Fiction

  • Poem: Immortality
  • Poem: Shango

  • Cover by Marie E. BirdIn this month's issue, Annie Rodrigue dispels the mystery of DPI; Constanza interviews artist Marley Mcleay; Missy walks us through an African-themed watercolor piece, and Jenny Heidewald offers a guest feature in which she illustrates the different classifications of clouds. We also have Storm-themed art. Enjoy! Read this issue!November 2010

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Behind the Art:
    African Watercolor, Part 1
  • Artist Spotlight:
    Interview with Marley Mcleay
  • Ask an Artist:
    Unraveling DPI
  • EMG News:
    News for November
  • Wombat Droppings:
    Having a Hobby

    Features

  • Clouds

    Fiction

  • Fiction: Colors of the Elements

  • Cover by Selina FenechJoin us for a month of bards! Jenny Heidewald introduces us to drawing and history of classical instruments, Lisa Cree shows us how to make a bard's pocket book, Deirdre Murphy talks about her adventures in busking, Annie gives us some powerful perspective techniques, Ursula talks about colored pencils, Melissa takes us on a walkthrough of a feathered bard, and Constanze interviews Bernice Gordon. All this, and a bardic selection of fiction and a gorgeous gallery! Enjoy! Read this issue!October 2010

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Behind the Art:
    Bard of a Different Feather
  • Artist Spotlight:
    Interview with Bernice Gordon
  • EMG News:
    News for October
  • Wombat Droppings:
    Break Out the Colored Pencils
  • Ask an Artist:
    Perspective

    Features

  • Busking in Cyberland Part One: A Personal Retrospective
  • The Bard's Pocket-book
  • Bardic Instruments

    Fiction

  • Fiction: The Sad King
  • Fiction: Redemption

  • Cover by Kate McCredieThis month we have a detailed look at ravens and how to draw them from Jenny Heidewald, a look at a wonderful technique for combining crosshatching with ink washes from Melissa Acker, an interview with Brenda Lyons from Constanza Ehrenhaus, and Ursula gives us the real scoop on 23-book deals. Be sure to enjoy our amazing gallery of art, our generous portion of fiction and poetry, and the brand, spanking new webpage! Read this issue!September 2010

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Behind the Art:
    Ink Washes and Crosshatching
  • Artist Spotlight:
    Interview With Brenda Lyons
  • Wombat Droppings:
    On 23-Book Deals
  • EMG News:
    News for September
  • Ask an Artist:
    Colours Tests

    Features

  • Ravens

    Fiction

  • Poem: Asking Lenore How to Write
  • Fiction: Remaking The Raven
  • Fiction: The Messenger
  • Poem: When Raven Alights
  • Poem: Birdtale
  • Poem: Raven
  • Fiction: Oskela's Raven

  • Cover by Katerina KoukiotisWelcome to our 56th issue of EMG-Zine! Our theme this month is 'Roses,' and we've got an excellent tutorial on drawing roses from Jenny Heidewald, as well as her part 2 on framing! Melissa is on her honeymoon (congratulations!), so we've reprinted her article from February 2008 on sketching in the field. Constanza interviews Kate Wade, Annie shows us how to do flawless watercolor washes, and we've also got a selection of rose-themed poetry and a gorgeous gallery of artwork. Mind the thorns! Read this issue!August 2010

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Artist Spotlight:
    Interview with Kate Wade
  • Ask an Artist:
    Watercolor Washes
  • Behind the Art:
    Sketching In the Field
  • EMG News:
    News for August
  • Wombat Droppings:
    The Truth is Ugly

    Features

  • Illustrating Roses
  • Basic Framing, Pt 2

    Fiction

  • Poem: Elemental Rose
  • Poem: White Roses
  • Poem: Witching Hour

  • Cover by Constanza EhrenhausOur theme for the month is 'Familiars.' We've got a wonderful acrylic walkthrough of a familiar-themed painting by Missy, Annie talks about drawing from life, Coty interviews Ciruelo Cabral, and Jenny Heidewald brings us a great introduction to framing artwork. Enjoy the familiar-themed art gallery and a story Read this issue!July 2010

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Behind the Art:
    From the Ground Up in Acrylic
  • Artist Spotlight:
    Interview With Ciruelo Cabral
  • Ask an Artist:
    Life Drawing
  • EMG News:
    News for July

    Features

  • Basic Framing, Pt 1

    Fiction

  • Fiction: The Naked Woods

  • Cover by Laura PelickIn this month's issue, Annie Rodrigue walks us through the steps to use Photoshop to remove pencil lines from artwork; Constanza interviews artist Patrick McEvoy; Missy walks us through an Earth-themed unicorn watercolor piece, and Ursula offers her perspective on the hot topic of fan fiction. We also have Earth-themed poetry and art. Enjoy! Read this issue!June 2010

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Wombat Droppings:
    Ursula's Thoughts On Fan Fic
  • Behind the Art:
    Earth Creature
  • Artist Spotlight:
    Interview with Patrick McEvoy
  • Ask an Artist:
    How To Remove Pencil Lines
  • EMG News:
    News for June

    Features

  • Storybook Walkthrough

    Fiction

  • Poem: Turbulent Earth

  • Cover by Erin MetcalfIn this month's issue, Annie Rodrigue discusses how to acquire a style; Constanza interviews artist Joseph Corsentino; Missy walks us through a Shell Dragon colored pencil piece, and Ursula extols the benefits of having an agent. We have the third and final installment of M.C.A. Hogarth's excellent series on the many roles a freelance creative has to take on to be successful. We also have dragon-themed fiction, poetry and art. Enjoy! Read this issue!May 2010

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Ask an Artist:
    A Question of Style
  • EMG News:
    EMG News
  • Wombat Droppings:
    You May REALLY Want an Agent!
  • Behind the Art:
    Shell Dragon
  • Artist Spotlight:
    Interview with Joseph Corsentino

    Features

  • Many Roles, Part 3

    Fiction

  • Poem: Dragons
  • Fiction: Long Night
  • Fiction: The Dragon of Gettysburg

  • Cover by Laura PelickIn this month's issue, Annie Rodrigue talks about quality in art supplies, Constanza interviews artist Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, and Missy walks us through a Dragon and Portal mixed-media piece on illustration board. We have the second installment of M.C.A. Hogarth's excellent series on the many roles a freelance creative has to take on to be successful. We also have Doorway-themed fiction and art. Enjoy! Read this issue!April 2010

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Behind the Art:
    Dragon and Portal
  • Artist Spotlight:
    Interview with Stephanie Pui-Mun Law
  • EMG News:
    News for April
  • Ask an Artist:
    Art Supplies: Quality vs. Expense?

    Features

  • Many Roles, Part 2

    Fiction

  • Fiction: The Two-Faced God
  • Fiction: The Soap Dispenser

  • Cover by Deborah GrievesIn this month's issue, Ursula tells us what's more important than inspiration in art and writing, Constanza interviews artist Priscilla Hernandez, Missy talks about working with watercolor on illustration board, and Annie Rodrigue explains the purpose behind looking at our art in reverse. We have the first in M.C.A. Hogarth's excellent series on the many roles a freelance creative has to take on to be successful. We also have Dance-themed fiction, poetry and art. Enjoy! Read this issue!March 2010

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Ask an Artist:
    Why the Mirror?
  • Behind the Art:
    Watercolor on Illustration Board
  • Artist Spotlight:
    Interview with Priscilla Hernandez
  • EMG News:
    News for March
  • Wombat Droppings:
    Inspiration Gets You Nowhere

    Features

  • Many Roles, Part 1

    Fiction

  • Poem: Dance the Sky
  • Fiction: When Death Dances

  • Cover by Annie RodrigueIn this month's issue, Ursula envies game designers; Constanza interviews artist Jessica Douglas, Missy walks us through a watercolor tiger; and Annie Rodrigue answers a question about working with color. In a guest feature, Amy Edwards discusses keeping freelance clients. We also have Tiger-themed art. Enjoy! Read this issue!February 2010

    Gallery

    Columns

  • EMG News:
    February News!
  • Behind the Art:
    Tiger In Watercolor
  • Artist Spotlight:
    Interview with Jessica Douglas
  • Wombat Droppings:
    Video Game Designer Envy
  • Ask an Artist:
    Coloring Woes

    Features

  • The Important Bit -- KEEPING Clients

  • Cover by Tiffany TolandIn this month's issue, Ursula looks back on her past decade; Constanza interviews artist Tiziano Baracchi; Missy walks us through another collage gryphon; and new columnist Annie Rodrigue introduces her new column, "Ask an Artist", with a tricky watercolor question. In a guest feature, Amy Edwards discusses finding new clients as a freelancer. We also have Time-themed fiction and art. Enjoy! Read this issue!January 2010

    Gallery

    Columns

  • EMG News:
    News for 2010
  • Wombat Droppings:
    Ten Years of Rendering the Chicken
  • Ask an Artist:
    Troubleshooting Watercolor
  • Behind the Art:
    More Experimenting With Collage
  • Artist Spotlight:
    Interview with Tiziano Baracchi

    Features

  • On Finding Clients as a Freelancer

    Fiction

  • Fiction: A Whole Year in One Key

  • Cover by Laura PelickIn this month's issue, Ursula discusses self publishing; Constanza interviews artist Louisa Gaille, Missy walks us through a collage gryphon, and Nicole discusses using RSS feeds. In a guest feature, Annie Rodrigue walks us through an ink wash piece of a dragon and a snow princess. We also have Jungle-themed poetry, art and comics. Enjoy! Read this issue!December 2009

    Gallery

    Columns

  • EMG News:
    December News
  • Behind the Art:
    Walkthrough of Lost and Found
  • Wombat Droppings:
    Self Publishing
  • Artist Spotlight:
    Interview with Louisa Gaille
  • Part Time Painter:
    Taming the RSS

    Features

  • A Princess of His Own - Walkthrough

    Fiction

  • Fiction: Woman on the Moon
  • Fiction: Vegetable Jungle

    Comics

  • Tomb of the King: Sceptor Part 5 and Epilogue

  • Cover by Kristina GehrmannIn this month's issue, Ursula talks about the Uncanny Valley; Constanza interviews artist Jasmine Becket-Griffith, Missy walks us through a dragon in mixed media, and Nicole talks about ordinary art supply alternatives. We also have Moon-themed poetry, art and comics. Enjoy! Read this issue!November 2009

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Artist Spotlight:
    Interview with Jasmine Becket-Griffith
  • Behind the Art:
    Moon Guardian
  • Wombat Droppings:
    The Uncanny Valley
  • Part Time Painter:
    Art Supplies for the Part Time Painter
  • EMG News:
    News for November

    Features

    Fiction

  • Fiction: Woman on the Moon
  • Poem: Under a Fey Moon
  • Poem: Mister Moon Man

    Comics

  • Tomb of the King: Scepter, Part 4

  • Cover by Jessica DouglasIn this month's issue, Ursula talks about becoming a children's book author; Constanza interviews artist Katerina Koukiotis, Missy walks us through a fairy in ink, Nicole talks about "time boxing", a form of time management, and Ellen introduces us to collaborative projects. We also have Faery-Court-themed poetry, art and comics. Enjoy! Read this issue!October 2009

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Part Time Painter:
    Time Boxing
  • Behind the Art:
    Faery in Ink
  • Artist Spotlight:
    Interview with Katerina Koukiotis
  • Wombat Droppings:
    How To Become a Children's Book Author
  • EMG News:
    Birthday News!

    Features

  • Collaborative Projects

    Fiction

  • Poem: Top Story! The Myth of Royalty and Beauty revealed as Fairy Queen Snubs Innocent Elf -- Details below!
  • Poem: On the Run

    Comics

  • Tomb of the King: Scepter, Part 3

  • Cover by Erika HarmIn this issue, Ursula tells us about her messy studio, Nicole talks about keeping your creative fires burning when your life is crazy, Constanza interviews artist Rita Ria, and Missy gives us a walkthrough of a colored-pencil phoenix. In a guest feature, Jessica Douglas walks us through creating pale skin tone, also in colored pencil, and we have Indian-Mythology-themed poetry, art and comics. Enjoy! Read this issue!September 2009

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Behind the Art:
    Phoenix
  • Part Time Painter:
    Being Arty When You Don't Have the Time: Keeping the Artistic Fires Burning
  • Artist Spotlight:
    Interview with Rita Ria
  • EMG News:
    EMG News for September
  • Wombat Droppings:
    My Studio, the Dump

    Features

  • Pale Skin in Colored Pencil

    Fiction

  • Poem: Varuna's Waves

    Comics

  • Tomb of the King: Scepter, Part 2

  • Cover by Jayde HilliardIn this issue, Ursula talks about her recent adventures in assemblage, Nicole describes some meditation techniques she uses to revitalize her creativity; Constanza interviews artist Karyn Lewis; and Missy walks us through the stages of painting a watercolor piece. We have a reprint of a feature from Ellen on the do's and don'ts of requesting free art from our hardworking artists. There is also wizard-themed art, fiction, poetry and comics. Enjoy! Read this issue!August 2009

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Wombat Droppings:
    Adventures in Assemblage
  • Behind the Art:
    Partners, Part 2
  • Part Time Painter:
    Meditation and the Part-Time Painter
  • EMG News:
    News for August
  • Artist Spotlight:
    Interview with Karyn Lewis

    Features

  • Fishing for Free Art

    Fiction

  • Poem: Wizardly Assistance
  • Fiction: Fiddle-Faddle

    Comics

  • Tomb of the King: Scepter, Part 1

  • Cover by Annie RodrigueIn this issue, Nicole discusses keeping up with your online presence without making it a full-time job; Constanza interviews artist Chris Malidore; Missy walks us through brainstorming a new piece and Ursula explains why the art she makes isn't necessarily what she likes on her walls. In a feature; Ellen discusses how to give criticism. We also have plenty of Alice-themed art, fiction, poetry and comics. Enjoy! Read this issue!July 2009

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Part Time Painter:
    Maintaining an Online Presence, without it becoming a full time job
  • Behind the Art:
    Partners, Part 1: Brainstorming
  • Wombat Droppings:
    What I Make Isn't What I Like
  • EMG News:
    News for July
  • Artist Spotlight:
    Penguins and Top Hats: Interview with Chris Malidore

    Features

  • How To Give Criticism

    Fiction

  • Fiction: A Bedtime Story

    Comics

  • Tomb of the King: Flames of Rebellion, Part 3

  • Cover by Jayde HilliardIn this issue, Constanza interviews artist James McPartlin; Missy walks us through a graphite piece, and Ursula gives us the low-down on her new technique. In a feature, Ellen discusses how to receive criticism. We also have plenty of spider-themed art, fiction, poetry and comics. Enjoy! Read this issue!June 2009

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Behind the Art:
    Returning To Graphite
  • Part Time Painter:
    Prioritizing Tasks
  • Artist Spotlight:
    Interview of James McPartlin
  • Wombat Droppings:
    Technique Walk-through
  • EMG News:
    News for June

    Features

  • How To Get Criticism

    Fiction

  • Fiction: Rapucinni's Weavers
  • Fiction: Brotherhood of the Spider
  • Poem: Spiders

    Comics

  • Tomb of the King: Flames of Rebellion, Part 2

  • Cover by Christine GriffinIn this issue, we welcome a new columnist, Constanza Ehrenhaus! She will be undertaking the Artist Spotlight column with a series of interviews with contemporary artists. Ursula Vernon talks about losing and finding ideas, Nicole Cadet gives us some tips on how to cut back our commitments when they become overwhelming, and Missy Acker walks us through a watercolor piece of a griffin. We also have guest features by Erika Harm and Constanza Ehrenhaus, and fire-themed art and comics. Enjoy! Read this issue!May 2009

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Part Time Painter:
    What Should You Do When You Need To Take a Break?
  • Wombat Droppings:
    Losing Ideas
  • Behind the Art:
    Paradise Griffin
  • Artist Spotlight:
    Interview with a Vampire Queen: Cris Griffin
  • EMG News:
    May News

    Features

  • An Introduction to Oekaki
  • How to Make Stained Glass Art: A Reviewed Tutorial

    Comics

  • Tomb of the King: Flames of Rebellion, Part 1

  • Cover by In this issue, Ursula Vernon talks about working with gold leaf, Nicole Cadet weighs the pros and cons of being a Jack-of-All-Trades, and Missy Acker walks us through a colored-pencil piece of a shell dragon. We have guest features by Lorna Cowie and Lisa Victoria. We also have shell-themed fiction, art and comics. Enjoy! Read this issue!April 2009

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Behind the Art:
    Shell Dragon in Colored Pencil
  • Part Time Painter:
    Jack Of All Trades
  • EMG News:
    News for April
  • Wombat Droppings:
    Working With Gold Leaf (Or, Wombats Don't Poop Gold)

    Features

  • Pencil Case and Cover
  • The Secret Obsession of an Apathetic Crafter

    Fiction

  • Fiction: The Day The Sea Sang

    Comics

  • Tomb of the King: Pandoryn, Pt 5

  • Cover by Deborah GrievesIn this issue, Ursula Vernon touches on working with others, Nicole Cadet talks about the process of analyzing your own work post-completion, and Giovanna turns her artist spotlight on Salvador Dali. Missy Acker walks through a multimedia piece of a selkie. We have guest features by Erika Harm and Cris Griffin. We also have selkie-themed poetry, fiction, art and comics. Enjoy! Read this issue!March 2009

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Behind the Art:
    Selkie in Multimedia
  • Part Time Painter:
    Do I Really Paint Like That? The Artistic Post-mortem
  • Wombat Droppings:
    Plays Well With Others -- Not!
  • EMG News:
    EMG News for March
  • Artist Spotlight:
    Salvador Dali (1904 - 1989)

    Features

  • Convention (Con) Badges
  • Selkie Walkthrough

    Fiction

  • Poem: Seven Tears
  • Fiction: Selkie on the Block

    Comics

  • Tomb of the King: Pandoryn, Pt 4

  • Cover by Contanza EhrenhausIn this issue, Ursula Vernon tackles the issue of art avoidance, while Nicole Cadet gives us reasons why we shouldn't feel guilty when we DON'T get to our art. Missy Acker walks through an ink-and-watercolor cross-hatching piece. We also have a parcel of humorous fiction, art and comics. Enjoy! Read this issue!February 2009

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Wombat Droppings:
    Art Avoidance
  • Behind the Art:
    Hatchling In Ink
  • EMG News:
    News for February
  • Part Time Painter:
    Stop Giving Yourself A Guilt Trip!
  • Artist Spotlight:
    Sir John Tenniel (1820 - 1914)

    Features

    Fiction

  • Fiction: Elemental

    Comics

  • Tomb of the King: Pandoryn, Pt 3

  • Cover by Jessica GalbrethIn this issue we welcome new columnist Nicole Cadet! Her inaugural article for her column, "Part-Time Painter", tells us how to get more done by being lazy. (We all need that!) Melissa Acker introduces us to some art exercises to help us keep our art muscles in shape. Ellen walks us through the painting stage of a piece. Plus, we have ox- and cow-themed art and fiction! Enjoy! Read this issue!January 2009

    Gallery

    Columns

  • EMG News:
    EMG News
  • Behind the Art:
    Exercises
  • Part Time Painter:
    The Lazy Artist
  • Wombat Droppings:
    Graphic Design

    Features

  • Roses of Fairyland

    Fiction

  • Poem: Horned
  • Fiction: Bull Dance

    Comics

  • Tomb of the King: Pandoryn, Part 2

  • Cover by Kristina GehrmannIn this issue we say goodbye to long-time columnist, Marina Bonomi! (We will miss you!) In her last column, she talks about worldwide mythology surrounding the swan. Giovanna Adams writes about the life and works of early science fiction artist Chesley Bonstel, Missy Acker walks us through a painting of a griffin (with a focus on the wings, of course), and Ellen gives us the fine details of "Fair Use". We also have wing-themed art, poetry and comics! It is also our last installment of the comic Falheria! Thanks for the laughs, Erika! Enjoy this issue! Read this issue!December 2008

    Gallery

    Columns

  • EMG News:
    News for December
  • Behind the Art:
    Griffin In Flight
  • Artist Spotlight:
    Chesley Bonestell
  • Myths and Symbols:
    Wings of Wonder
  • Wombat Droppings:
    Size Matters

    Features

  • Fair Use

    Fiction

  • Poem: Winged

    Comics

  • Tomb of the King: Pandoryn, Part 1
  • Falheria: Wings

  • Cover by Christine Griffin

    In this issue, Melissa Acker shows some techniques that can be used with ink, Giovanna Adams introduces us to artist and illustrator Pauline Baynes, and Ursula tackles interior decorating from an artist's perspective. We have a feature from Elizabeth Barrette on Xenolinguistics, and our own Ellen Million gives us a run-through of her pen-and-ink piece, "Ice Spiders" (including Elizabeth Barrette's poem that inspired the piece). Plus, we have ice-themed art, poetry, and comics. Enjoy!

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    November 2008

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Behind the Art:
    Painting with Ink
  • Artist Spotlight:
    Pauline Baynes (1922 - 2008):
  • Wombat Droppings:
    Interior Decorating for the Artist
  • EMG News:
    November News

    Features

  • Xenolinguistics: Making It Up As You Go Along
  • Inking Ice Spiders

    Fiction

  • Poem: Icy Arrival

    Comics

  • Falheria: Ice
  • Tomb of the King: Kelsar, Part 4

  • Cover by Melissa Dawn

    In this issue, Marina discusses the language of flora; Melissa Acker outlines the basics of watercolor supplies; Giovanna Adams explores the life and times of Frank Rudolph Paul, and Ursula talks about the effects of burnout. We also have Selina Fenech's walkthrough of her painting, "Hide and Seek", plus leaves-themed art, comics and poetry. Enjoy!

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    October 2008

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Myths and Symbols:
    A Delicate Language
  • Artist Spotlight:
    Frank Rudolph Paul (1884 – 1963)
  • Behind the Art:
    Watercolor Materials
  • Wombat Droppings:
    Burnout
  • EMG News:
    October Birthday News

    Features

  • Painting Process Walkthrough for Hide and Seek

    Fiction

  • Poem: Joyous Heart Beating
  • Fiction: Take It Or Leaf It

    Comics

  • Tomb of the King: Kelsar, Pt 3
  • Falheria: Leaves

  • Cover by Annie Rodrigue

    In this issue, Marina explores the history of blades in legend; Melissa Acker demonstrates working in mixed media; and Giovanna Adams explores the life and times of Lee Brown Coye. We also have the final installment of Elizabeth Barrette's fantastic series on Cyberfunded Creativity, plus blades-themed art, comics and poetry. Enjoy!

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    September 2008

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Behind the Art:
    Working with Multi-media
  • EMG News:
    September Newsness
  • Artist Spotlight:
    Lee Brown Coye (1907-1981)
  • Myths and Symbols:
    The Quintessential Blade
  • Wombat Droppings:
    Doing the Gallery Thing

    Features

  • How to Practice Cyberfunded Creativity

    Fiction

  • Poem: Lady of the Pond

    Comics

  • Falheria: Blades
  • Tomb of the King: Kelsar, Part 2

  • Cover by Jessica Douglas

    In this issue, Melissa Acker demonstrates inking technique, we have the final installment of Marina's history of the Tarot, Giovanna describes the life and art of illustrator Gustave Dor�, and Ursula bemoans the editing process. Elizabeth Barrette brings us the third in a series on cyberfunded creativity. We also have muse-themed art, fiction and comics! Enjoy!

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    August 2008

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Behind the Art:
    Working in Ink
  • Myths and Symbols:
    The Golden Dawn of Tarots
  • Wombat Droppings:
    Editing Blues
  • Artist Spotlight:
    Gustave Dor' (1832-1883): The Most Popular Illustrator of all Time
  • EMG News:
    News for August

    Features

  • Exploring Cyberfunded Projects

    Fiction

  • Poem: Muse
  • Poem: Of Three
  • Fiction: License To Inspire
  • Fiction: Finding Her Muse

    Comics

  • Falheria: Muses
  • Tomb of the King: Kelsar, Part 1

  • Cover by Ursula Vernon

    In this issue, Melissa Acker finishes the walk-through of her sphinx watercolor, Marina continues her examination of the history of the Tarot, Giovanna investigates the life and art of Warwick Goble, and Ursula describes what makes erotica work (oh my)! We have a feature from Lorna Cowie on using one's senses to enhance creativity, and the second in a series on cyberfunded creativity from Elizabeth Barrette. We also have sensory-themed art, fiction and comics! Enjoy!

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    July 2008

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Behind the Art:
    Painting the Sphinx
  • Artist Spotlight:
    The Harmonious Work of Warwick Goble (1862-1943)
  • Myths and Symbols:
    From Triumphs to Tarots
  • Wombat Droppings:
    The Essence of Erotica
  • EMG News:
    EMG News for July

    Features

  • Cyberfunded Creativity In Context
  • Senses: Feeding Your Moods and Creativity

    Fiction

  • Poem: A Sense of You
  • Fiction: Eating Words
  • Poem: Senseless

    Comics

  • Tomb of the King: Valley of the Moon, Pt 3
  • Falheria: Senses

  • Cover by Eden Celeste

    In this issue, Melissa Acker walks us through the first stages of a painting of a sphinx, Marina examines the history of the Tarot, Giovanna investigates the life and art of Sidney Sime, Ursula tackles guilt and art, and Janet celebrates her 30th column of Healthy Green Artists! We have a feature from Ellen on supply and demand in art, and the first in a series on cyberfunded creativity from Elizabeth Barrette. We also have Egypt-themed art, fiction and comics! Enjoy!

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    June 2008

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Myths and Symbols:
    Once Upon A Time In Egypt?
  • Behind the Art:
    Desert Siren -- Part 1
  • Artist Spotlight:
    The Art of Sidney Sime
  • Wombat Droppings:
    Guilt and the Artist
  • Healthy Green Artists:
    Making Green Art & Staying Healthy
  • EMG News:
    EMG news for June 2008

    Features

  • Supply and Demand in the Art Market
  • Cyberfunded Creativity -- What Is “Cyberfunded Creativity”?

    Fiction

  • Poem: Good Queen Bast
  • Fiction: Light On His Feet

    Comics

  • Tomb of the King: Valley of the Moon, Pt 2
  • Falheria: Egypt

  • Cover by Kiriko Moth

    In this issue, Melissa Acker demonstrates how to make paint reference cards, Marina delves into the history of the 'steampunk' genre, Giovanna talks about the life and fairy art of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, Janet offers tips on green con prep, and Ursula explains how to tell when (and when NOT) to panic about Internet-borne news. We have features on LARP (what it is, and how it works), licensing for visual artists, and from Ellen, an in-depth, level-headed look at the legislation behind Orphan Works. There is also train-themed fiction, poetry, and comics! Enjoy!

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    May 2008

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Behind the Art:
    Making your own Paint Reference Cards
  • Myths and Symbols:
    If only Charles Babbage...
  • EMG News:
    News for May
  • Artist Spotlight:
    The Fantasy Artwork of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite
  • Wombat Droppings:
    Internet (Do Not) Panic
  • Healthy Green Artists:
    Art Show Season Again!

    Features

  • Advanced Licensing for Visual Artists
  • To LARP or not to LARP -- that is the latex-covered question
  • Orphan Works

    Fiction

  • Poem: The Vineyard Train
  • Fiction: The Ticket

    Comics

  • Falheria: Trains
  • Tomb of the King: Valley of the Moon, Pt 1

  • Cover by Selina Fenech

    This month, Ursula runs through the basics of preparing to go to a convention, Giovanna tells us about the life and times of Hieronymus Bosch, Janet gives us helpful tips on recycling wire for art, Marina enlightens us about the mythology behind the Unicorn, Melissa gives us a watercolor tutorial to show us how relativity works in color, and Ellen gives us the low-down on licensing. We also have unicorn-themed poetry, fiction and comics!

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    April 2008

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Artist Spotlight:
    The Mystery of the Works of Hieronymus Bosch (1450-1516?)
  • Behind the Art:
    It's All Relative
  • Myths and Symbols:
    Fierce and Sweet
  • Healthy Green Artists:
    Down to the Wire
  • Wombat Droppings:
    CONundrums
  • EMG News:
    No Foolin'! April news

    Features

  • Learning to License

    Fiction

  • Fiction: The Wrong Kind of Snow
  • Poem: Alive Again
  • Fiction: Letting Go

    Comics

  • Falheria: Unicorns
  • Tomb of the King: The Map, Pt 3

  • Cover by Ruth Steinback

    This month, Janet talks about creating new art from old things, Melissa shows us what to look for in a reference photo, Giovanna features the life and works of Richard M. Powers, and Ursula Vernon talks about tattoos. This month's features include a tutorial on creating a photo manipulation, and ways to increase our business efficiency. We also have crystal-themed poetry, fiction and comics!

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    March 2008

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Behind the Art:
    Working with Your Reference Photos
  • Wombat Droppings:
    You Wanna Put My Art... Where?
  • EMG News:
    Marching On...
  • Myths and Symbols:
    A Harmonic Connection of Body and Soul
  • Healthy Green Artists:
    Change Over Time
  • Artist Spotlight:
    Richard M. Powers, February 24, 1921 – March 9, 1996

    Features

  • Work Efficiency- Tips to save time as your business grows
  • Tutorial: Extracting Images in Photoshop

    Fiction

  • Fiction: Pure
  • Poem: Crystal Stories
  • Fiction: Eye of the Beholder

    Comics

  • Tomb of the King: The Map, Pt 2
  • Falheria: Crystals

  • Cover by Grace D Palmer

    This month, Janet talks about stretching one's art supplies to make them last longer, Melissa demonstrates field sketching and its usefulness, Giovanna features the life and works of Sulamith Wulfing, Marina reviews the symbolism of the Rat, and Ursula Vernon talks about the rules of art – at least, the ones we make for ourselves. This month's features include a painting walkthrough and a continued tutorial on using The Gimp. We also have rat-themed poetry, fiction and comics!

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    February 2008

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Behind the Art:
    Sketching in the Field
  • Myths and Symbols:
    The Crafty One
  • Wombat Droppings:
    Rules of Art
  • Artist Spotlight:
    The Art and Life of Sulamith Wulfing
  • Healthy Green Artists:
    Making It Last!
  • EMG News:
    EMG news for February 2008

    Features

  • The Gimp for Beginners: Two Basic Tasks
  • I Knew It Would Come To This: Painting Walkthrough

    Fiction

  • Poem: Smithkin's Rats
  • Fiction: Oh, Rats

    Comics

  • Falheria: Rats!
  • Tomb of the King: The Map, Pt 1

  • Cover by T. AllisonEMG-Zine starts the New Year with some new features! We have two comics! We also welcome Giovanna Adams, who will spotlight historical and famous artists and their work in her new column; and Melissa Acker, who opens her new column with a demonstration of shading with color. Marina looks at the myth and symbolism behind the color Red, Janet ruminates on resolutions for the upcoming year, and we usher in the New Year with Dawn-themed fiction and poetry. Read this issue!January 2008

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Behind the Art:
    Practical Color Theory, Part 1
  • Myths and Symbols:
    Red, a King Dethroned
  • Healthy Green Artists:
    Green Resolutions
  • Artist Spotlight:
    The Whimsical work of Arthur Rackham, 1867-1939
  • EMG News:
    Dawn of a New Year
  • Wombat Droppings:
    Tackling New Media

    Features

  • Starting a Home Business for Artists
  • Starting With The GIMP, pt 1

    Fiction

  • Poem: City Fragments Resolved
  • Fiction: Understudy Dawn

    Comics

  • Falheria: Dawn
  • Tomb of the King: Prologue

  • Cover by Pierre Carles

    This month, Janet gives us some creating and recycling tips to help us leave behind the commercialism of the season; Ursula is back (YAY!!) and not ready yet for December; Marina explores the history of Blue; and Annie, in her last feature for EMG-Zine (we will miss you!), shows us how to make our own bookmarks. Pierre Carles continues his feature on Japanese swords, and Holly Durr demonstrates her colored-pencil burnishing process. We have plenty of snow-laden poetry and fiction as well. Enjoy!

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    December 2007

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Healthy Green Artists:
    Healthy Green Gift-Giving
  • Myths and Symbols:
    The Rise of Blue
  • EMG News:
    News for December 2007
  • Behind the Art:
    Creating Bookmarks
  • Wombat Droppings:
    It's That Season Again

    Features

  • Fairy Tutorial
  • Japanese Blades: Landscapes in Metal

    Fiction

  • Poem: Snowglobe
  • Poem: Snow
  • Fiction: Snow Angel
  • Poem: Snow Nights
  • Fiction: Mind Blown

  • Cover by Kiriko MothThis month's poetry and fiction explore air and the supernatural. Marina gives us the first leg of her exploration into color in "Myths and Symbols", Annie offers a tutorial on creating pixel art in "Behind the Art", and Janet talks about what we can learn from our older relatives about some "crafty" ways to recycle our rubbish. Plus, guest feature writer Pierre Carles gives us the first in a series about an illustrator's perspective on Japanese weaponry. Enjoy! Read this issue!November 2007

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Myths and Symbols:
    A World of Colors
  • Behind the Art:
    The Fun and Fancy Free Art of Pixels
  • Healthy Green Artists:
    Lessons from Grandmothers
  • EMG News:
    November News
  • Wombat Droppings:
    Poking the Gravid Chicken

    Features

  • Japanese Swords: For Illustrators

    Fiction

  • Poem: Conversation With A Dragon
  • Poem: Holding Onto Air
  • Poem: A Waterless Sea
  • Fiction: Trouble Dare You

  • Cover by Ursula VernonThis month, Janet offers health-conscious tips on storing and presenting art, Ursula is captured by ninjas (or is she?), Marina explores the origins of the ninja mythos, and Annie offers more tips on caring for our art. Don’t forget the ninjas lurking in this month's poetry and fiction. Enjoy! Read this issue!October 2007

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Behind the Art:
    Caring For Your Art Part 2
  • Myths and Symbols:
    Masters of Stealth
  • Healthy Green Artists:
    Healthy Art Presentation and Storage Systems
  • Wombat Droppings:
    Back still later!
  • EMG News:
    News for October

    Features

  • Pumpkin Tutorial

    Fiction

  • Poem: Ninja Lolita
  • Fiction: Striking Black Silence
  • Poem: Deadly Flowers
  • Fiction: Next Time, Buy Retail

  • Cover by Selina FenechThis month, Janet raids the kitchen for her studio, Ursula is kidnapped by pirates (okay, not really), Marina gives part two on the mythos of cats, and Annie offers tips on caring for our art. There is also plenty of piracy goodness in this month's fiction. Enjoy! Read this issue!September 2007

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Behind the Art:
    Caring for Your Art
  • Myths and Symbols:
    A Controversial Creature (part 2)
  • Healthy Green Artists:
    From the Kitchen to the Studio
  • Wombat Droppings:
    Back Later!
  • EMG News:
    Arrrr! News for September
  • EMG News:
    News for October

    Features

  • Work for Hire

    Fiction

  • Fiction: The Broadsheet
  • Poem: Pirate Ambush
  • Fiction: Pi-Rats

    Reviews

  • Movie: Zombi Kampung Pisang

  • Cover by Jayde HilliardTheresa Mather takes us through her process of creating a painting with acrylics while Ursula muses about the difficulties of painting cats. Marina gives part one on the mythos of cats, Janet discusses healthy ways to create sculpture, and Annie helps us understand perspective a little bit more. We also have plenty of cat-ified fiction for you to enjoy, as well as a special cat-themed review! Read this issue!August 2007

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Healthy Green Artists:
    Modeling for your Health
  • Wombat Droppings:
    Cats Are Hard
  • EMG News:
    News for August
  • Behind the Art:
    Isometric Perspective
  • Myths and Symbols:
    A Controversial Creature, part 1

    Features

  • Library Cats Walkthrough

    Fiction

  • Fiction: The Other Cat
  • Fiction: Spring
  • Fiction: Puss in Wingtips
  • Fiction: Housecat

    Reviews

  • Book: The Outlaw Varjak Paw

  • Cover by Christine Griffin

    We've got some interesting features this month: Stav Ofer walks us through the creation of a digital painting, Valerie Higgins reminds us just how important the right password can be, and Brandie Minchew delves into the world of Alternate Reality Gaming (ARG).

    Our columns are fully computerized this month as well, with remarks on the evolution of acceptance of digital painting from Ursula, an InDesign tutorial by Annie, greener computing with Janet, and Marina explaining how computers and technology have even evolved from our culture's myths.

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    July 2007

    Gallery

    Columns

  • EMG News:
    News of July!
  • Healthy Green Artists:
    Greening Your Computer
  • Behind the Art:
    Creating a Book in InDesign
  • Myths and Symbols:
    Inhuman Double
  • Wombat Droppings:
    Digital Evolution

    Features

  • P4S5W0RD5
  • The Fairies' Harp Walkthrough
  • 1001 Wonderlands: Alternate Reality Games

    Fiction

  • Fiction: Game Over?
  • Fiction: Computerized Frustration
  • Fiction: Crashing
  • Fiction: My Computers

    Reviews

  • Movie: Men in White

  • Cover by Laura Pelick

    Ursula tells us more about working with art directors, Annie explains keeping your workspace healthy, and Janet discusses being green for the upcoming art show season.

    Of course, we've also got sun-themed art and fiction, and Marina shows just how big a part fire has played in world mythology.

    Enjoy! Read this issue!

    June 2007

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Healthy Green Artists:
    Going Green for Art Show Season
  • Wombat Droppings:
    Yet More Dealing with Art Directors
  • Behind the Art:
    Your Workspace and Work Habits
  • Myths and Symbols:
    Creator and Destroyer
  • EMG News:
    June News

    Features

  • So You Want to Take Commissions
  • Painting Sunspot - A Watercolor Tutorial

    Fiction

  • Fiction: The Sun, The Moon, and The Nothing
  • Fiction: Coaxing the Sun
  • Fiction: Globally Dim, or Sultry Afternoon in the Dome
  • Fiction: In The Light of Einstein
  • Comic: Selling to the Sun

    Reviews

  • Book: Sunshine by Robin McKinley

  • Cover by Annie RodrigueThis month we love the music. We welcome back Wombat Droppings, have musically-inspired articles from Marina bonami and Sarah Kellington, and musical art of course! Janet tackles allergies and art supplies, Annie gives tips on photo references, and Ellen is ever helpful with a detailed article on pricing your artwork and products. Read this issue!May 2007

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Industry News:
    Industry Announcements for May 2007
  • Healthy Green Artists:
    Solvents and Cleaners
  • EMG News:
    News for May
  • Wombat Droppings:
    Dealing with Art Directors
  • Behind the Art:
    Life Models and References Used in Art
  • Myths and Symbols:
    Harmony of the Spheres

    Features

  • Pricing Stuff
  • Musings on Music

    Fiction

  • Fiction: Kokopelli's Flute
  • Fiction: Twenty-first Century Siren

    Reviews

  • Book: Sing the Light
  • Website: Wholesale Toners

  • Cover by William Li

    Travel is good for the soul. This month, travel along with us through the zine and visit articles on Creative Commons, vector art, recording your travel and egg dyeing. We've also got more about heraldry, a classic Wombat column, lots of travel fiction, and our reviews, of course! So put on those hiking boots and come along! Read this issue!

    April 2007

    Gallery

    Columns

  • EMG News:
    News for April
  • Healthy Green Artists:
    Dye Trying
  • Behind the Art:
    Vector Art in Flash
  • Myths and Symbols:
    A Harmonic Connection of Body and Soul
  • Wombat Droppings:
    Studio Space

    Features

  • Creative Commons
  • Traveling for Inspiration

    Fiction

  • Fiction: Travel Advice
  • Fiction: Pieces of Who I Used to Be
  • Fiction: ALCAN Daisy
  • Fiction: The Path

    Reviews

  • Movie: Hantu Jeruk Purut
  • Movie: Ghost Rider

  • Cover by Joleen FlasherThis month, our theme is Arabian Nights, and Marina tells us about the source of those stories. Annie talks about creating your own art palette, and Janet enlightens us about 'craftivism' and mail art. I give you some tips for a photoshoot, and we've got a great selection of fiction, reviews and artwork. Read this issue!March 2007

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Healthy Green Artists:
    Mixing it Up, Paying it Forward
  • EMG News:
    News for March
  • Behind the Art:
    Building Your Palette
  • Myths and Symbols:
    Arabian Nights
  • Wombat Droppings:
    Nothing to see here...

    Features

  • Photoshoots for Fun and Profit

    Fiction

  • Fiction: Scherazade
  • Fiction: Lamp-Fever
  • Fiction: Genie's Day Off

    Reviews

  • Movie: Blood and Chocolate
  • Book: Monster Blood Tattoo: Foundling
  • Book: Blood and Chocolate
  • Book: Time of the Faeries

  • Cover by Deborah GrievesIt's the year of the swine, this month. We've got a tutorial on making a plushy (in case you'd like you're own huggable pig!), and a walkthrough from Nicole Cadet, as well as our usual lineup of great columns: Marina talks about the pig in myth, Janet helps you clean up your sty - err, studio, Ursula talks about dark emotions and art and Annie enlightens us on drawing fabric and folds. Enjoy! Read this issue!February 2007

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Healthy Green Artists:
    Spring Cleaning in the Studio
  • Wombat Droppings:
    Art, Escapism, and Despair
  • Behind the Art:
    Folds and Fabric in Art
  • Myths and Symbols:
    A Gift from the Netherworld
  • EMG News:
    News for February!

    Features

  • Huggable Art: A Plushie Tutorial
  • Dragon Thrall: A Rambling Walkthrough

    Fiction

  • Fiction: The Three Little Pigs: Memoirs of a Misunderstood Wolf
  • Fiction: Piglet
  • Fiction: The Day the Pigs Invaded

    Reviews

  • Movie: The Host
  • Movie: Sinking of Japan
  • Movie: Pathfinder
  • Movie: Silk
  • Movie: Pan’s Labyrinth

  • Cover by Wen HsuOur theme is Dreams, and we've got an article on dream journaling by Jennifer Broschinsky, Marina covers dreams in many cultures in her column, and there's also the dream fiction and art gallery. We've also got a bit of a double theme with self-publishing, as Annie, Ellen, and Layla Lawlor discuss aspects of the topic that is surely on the mind of any artist or writer. Plus we've got an article on editing from C.E. Murphy; Janet, Annie, and Ursula's columns; and three movie reviews. Read this issue!January 2007

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Healthy Green Artists:
    Reuse, recycle, renew!
  • Behind the Art:
    Skin Tones in Watercolor
  • Wombat Droppings:
    Zen and the Art of Inspiration
  • Myths and Symbols:
    To Sleep Perchance to Dream
  • EMG News:
    News for January

    Features

  • Editing Manuscripts
  • Self-Publishing from Start to Finish
  • Self-Publishing: Press Run or Print-on-Demand?
  • Journaling Your Dreams

    Fiction

  • Fiction: Using Your Dreams
  • Fiction: Darkest Nightmare
  • Fiction: Blessed are the Dreamers

    Reviews

  • Movie: Possessed
  • Movie: Tentang Bulan
  • Movie: Night at the Museum
  • Website: Bookmobile - Small Press Run Printer
  • Website: Comixpress - Small Press Services

  • Cover by Michele-Lee PhelanJanet gives plenty of eco-friendly tips for the holiday season, Annie talks about getting action into your drawings, while Ursula tackles a much-fretted artistic element. The history of the lovely green pine is explained by Marina, Ellen helps us dissect just what all those things really mean when it comes to print making, and we've got, among others, a review of the luscious new James Bond flick. And don't forget to check out the angel-themed fiction and artwork! Read this issue!December 2006

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Healthy Green Artists:
    Creative Holidays to You!
  • Wombat Droppings:
    The S Word
  • Behind the Art:
    Action and Interaction in Illustrations
  • Myths and Symbols:
    A Friend in Winter
  • EMG News:
    News for December!

    Features

  • The Fine Art of Prints

    Fiction

  • Fiction: Scapegoat

    Reviews

  • Movie: Casino Royale
  • Movie: Flushed Away
  • Movie: Open Season

  • Cover by Janet ChuiEven though Halloween was last month, this month we're celebrating all the cultures that recognize ghosts, from Dia de los Muertos to the Hungry Ghost Festival. We've got lots of ghostly fiction for you, as well as columns on olives (yes, olives), art pigments, and creative mulch, as well as a watercolor tutorial! In addition, Ellen shows you seven steps for obtaining world sales domination in the art world. Read this issue!November 2006

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Healthy Green Artists:
    The Safety of Paint Pigments
  • Wombat Droppings:
    Life's Mulch
  • Behind the Art:
    The Big Boo: A Tutorial
  • Myths and Symbols:
    A Goddess's Gift
  • EMG News:
    News for November!

    Features

  • Seven Steps for Sales Supremacy
  • Using References

    Fiction

  • Fiction: Forensics
  • Fiction: Lodun
  • Fiction: Jasmyn Smiles
  • Fiction: Ghosts in the Forum

    Reviews

  • Movie: The Prestige

  • Cover by Annie RodrigueIn the zine this month we have another tutorial on knotwork (circles this time!) by Dawn Obrecht, Audrey Wildhagen tells us how to handle writing workshops, and R. Bail gives the scoop on how to introduce people to your beloved fandom. And don't forget all our regular columns, and be sure to check out this month's reviews and art gallery! Read this issue!October 2006

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Healthy Green Artists:
    The Safety of Paint Vehicles
  • Behind the Art:
    Shopping and Caring for Your Watercolors
  • Myths and Symbols:
    In the Garden of Hesperides
  • Wombat Droppings:
    Surfaces Redux
  • EMG News:
    October news

    Features

  • Writing Workshop Etiquette
  • Introducing a Newbie to Fandom
  • Drawing Circular Knotwork

    Reviews

  • Movie: A Tale of Two Chances
  • Movie: DOA: Dead or Alive
  • Movie: The Banquet

  • Cover by Mark DeweyEven though we're all grown up (in age, anyway), we love the neverending process of learning. In honor of schools everywhere, we've filled this issue with tutorials, tips, tricks, and even a little homework! Jenny Heidewald and Sonya Fedotowsky each walk us through the painting process, Ursula gives us the lowdown on choosing painting surfaces, Melissa Acker explains the basics on reference photography, Audrey Wildhagen uncovers the mysteries of writing for publication, and Sylvia Leung dives into comic writing. And don't forget our other columns, reviews, and back-to-school art gallery and fiction! Read this issue!September 2006

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Healthy Green Artists:
    Can't spell 'Paint' without P-A-I-N
  • Myths and Symbols:
    The Tree of the Thunder Gods
  • Behind the Art:
    Caring for Your Pens and Nibs
  • Wombat Droppings:
    Painting Surfaces
  • EMG News:
    September: School

    Features

  • A Few Things to Consider When Publishing to Magazines
  • Moon Glow: A Watercolor Tutorial
  • Writing for Comics
  • Collecting References
  • Absolute Matte Walkthrough

    Fiction

  • Fiction: Countess

    Reviews

  • Movie: Snakes on a Plane

  • Cover by Christine GriffinWe've got a juicy issue of EMG-Zine for you this month! Annie turns 2-D into 3-D with 1 point perspective, Ursula tells us about convention art shows, Marina finishes up our series on Heraldry, Janet gives us an eye-opening look at warning labels, R. Bail gives us the scoop on backups, and I take you painting in the rain - plus a wonderful selection of watery fiction, poetry, a gallery of artwork and more! Read this issue!August 2006

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Healthy Green Artists:
    Leveling with Labels
  • Wombat Droppings:
    Conventions Pt 2: The Art Show
  • EMG News:
    August 2006; Water
  • Behind the Art:
    One-Point Perspective
  • Myths and Symbols:
    Heraldry, Pt 4: Charges

    Features

  • The Basics of Backing Up
  • Painting in the Rain

    Fiction

  • Fiction: Invictus
  • Poem: To Tread Water
  • Fiction: Bubba's First Snow

    Reviews

  • : Re-cycle
  • Movie: Lady in the Water
  • Movie: Superman Returns
  • Product: Diane Arbus: Revelations

  • Cover by Michael CrossWelcome to July. We've got mischief! Find out how to keep printer michief in check, and what art theft is and how to stop it. Ursula talks about selling art at conventions, Annie takes us through a character design, we've got heraldry, a breath of (not so fresh) air, a gallery of mischievious artwork, short fiction, poetry and more. Read this issue!July 2006

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Wombat Droppings:
    Doing Conventions
  • Myths and Symbols:
    Heraldry, Pt 3: Charges
  • Healthy Green Artists:
    Air
  • Behind the Art:
    Designing New Characters
  • EMG News:
    July, 2006: Mischief

    Features

  • Handling Art Theft Gracefully
  • Fixing Common Ink Jet Printer Errors

    Fiction

  • Fiction: Bathing Beauty
  • Fiction: Knots in My Hair
  • Poem: Creep! Creeping!

    Reviews

  • Movie: X-Men III: The Last Stand

  • Cover by Mandy RobertsJune gets us halfway through the year! Joleen Flasher gives us tips for balancing art with a dayjob, Liiga takes us deeper into digital art, I've got some advice for cleaning up your art files, Ursula gets our sketch onto something we can paint on, and much more... Read this issue!June 2006

    Gallery

    Columns

  • EMG News:
    June 2006: Halves
  • Wombat Droppings:
    After the Sketch
  • Healthy Green Artists:
    Beyond Paper
  • Behind the Art:
    Color Theory, Part 2
  • Myths and Symbols:
    Heraldry, Part 2; Color and Fur

    Features

  • When You Don't Quit Your Day Job
  • Dipping into Digital, Part 2: The Process
  • Cleaning Scans and Preparing Print Files

    Fiction

  • Poem: Half

    Reviews

  • Movie: Gubra
  • Movie: Lucky Number Slevin

  • Cover by Ken MeyerUrsula talks about studio space, and Brandie Minchew tells us about space exploration. Plus, information on heraldry, color theory, getting into digital art, stitching scans as well as costumes and more. Read this issue!May 2006

    Gallery

    Columns

  • EMG News:
    May: Space
  • Wombat Droppings:
    Studio Space
  • Healthy Green Artists:
    Inside Paper
  • Behind the Art:
    Color Theory, Part 1
  • Myths and Symbols:
    Heraldry, Part I
  • Cosplay101:
    Assembly

    Features

  • Reaching Out: The Continuing Quest for Space
  • Dipping Into Digital, Part 1: The Tools
  • Stitching Scans

    Reviews

  • Movie: Silent Hill
  • Product: The New Masters of Fantasy volume III

  • Cover by Madeleine GusdalCompositional secrets from Ursula Vernon! Choosing watercolor brushes from Annie Rodrigue! What on Earth are Art Cards? No fooling! Read this issue!April 2006

    Gallery

    Columns

  • EMG News:
    April: Seeds
  • Wombat Droppings:
    The Process (As Promised)
  • Healthy Green Artists:
    The Artist, Globalisation, and the Cultural Creatives
  • Behind the Art:
    The ABC of Watercolor Brushes
  • Myths and Symbols:
    The Sun, Part 3

    Features

  • What on Earth is an Art Card?
  • Online Marketing, Part Four: Resources
  • Writer's Boot Camp, Part 2: Word Warriors

    Fiction

  • Poem: Dragon's Tooth
  • Boot Camp: Boot Camp Exercises

    Reviews

  • Movie: 9 Naga
  • Movie: Underworld: Evolution

  • Cover by Deborah GrievesMarch 2006: Get some tips for doing taxes as artists, writing articles, drawing Celtic Knots, proofing your own writing and more! Read this issue!March 2006

    Gallery

    Columns

  • EMG News:
    March 2006
  • Wombat Droppings:
    On Celtic Fairy Stuff
  • Healthy Green Artists:
    Plastic Fantastic
  • Behind the Art:
    Preparing Your Canvas for a Watercolor Painting
  • Cosplay101:
    Fabulous Fabrics Without Breaking the Bank
  • Myths and Symbols:
    The Sun, Part II

    Features

  • Books and Taxes for Artists
  • Drawing Celtic Knots
  • Online Marketing Part Three: Advertising
  • How to Write an Article
  • Writer's Boot Camp: Punctuation Patrol

    Fiction

  • Fiction: Lorenzo's Law
  • Boot Camp: Boot Camp Exercises

    Reviews

  • Movie: Seven Swords
  • Movie: Valiant

  • Cover by Amy EdwardsFind out how to survive living with an artist, as shared by two veterans of the warzone, how to choose light, why to draw smut, and how to win the love of your art director. Enjoy some romantic artwork, poetry and fiction, and more. Read this issue!February 2006

    Gallery

    Columns

  • EMG News:
    February 2006
  • Wombat Droppings:
    On Romance
  • Healthy Green Artists:
    Let There Be Light!
  • Behind the Art:
    Basics of Composition
  • Cosplay101:
    First Thoughts when choosing a Costume
  • Myths and Symbols:
    The Sun, Part 1

    Features

  • Living with an Artist
  • My Wife the Artist
  • Romancing an Art Director
  • Online Marketing Part II: Your Site

    Fiction

  • PA Spotlight: Leonie Character from Elizabeth Weimer
  • Poem: The Limmer Bard’s Wife
  • Fiction: Time for Valour: Treasure
  • Fiction: Do I Make You Happy?

    Reviews

  • Movie: 3rd Generation
  • Movie: Brokeback Mountain
  • Movie: The Promise

  • Cover by Kirko MothIn our first issue, we have part one of an article about online marketing of artwork by Liiga Smilshkalne, and an article on accepting rejection by C.E. Murphy, plus a fantastic lineup of monthly columns. Three desktops are available for download, and we've got a stunning gallery of Phoenix-themed artwork. Read this issue!January 2006

    Gallery

    Columns

  • EMG News:
    January 2006
  • Wombat Droppings:
    Poking the Gravid Chicken
  • Healthy Green Artists:
    Artmakers as Friends of the Earth
  • Behind the Art:
    Fighting Artist Blocks with Brainstorming and Thumbnails
  • Cosplay101:
    An Introduction to Cosplay Costuming
  • Myths and Symbols:
    The Two-Headed Phoenix

    Features

  • Rising From the Ashes
  • Online Marketing Part I

    Fiction

  • Critique Corner: Phoenix
  • PA Spotlight: Crackle character from Camilla Grow

    Reviews

  • Movie: Aeon Flux
  • Movie: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe
  • Movie: The Fog
  • Movie: Ringers: Lord of the Fans





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