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August 2008

August 2008 -- Muses



  • 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


  • Exploring Cyberfunded Projects


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


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

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  • August 2008 -- Muses
    by Jennifer Broschinsky

    Welcome to the August issue of EMG-Zine, where we pay tribute to our Muses!

    In Greek mythology, the Muses embodied and influenced the creative process in all forms of the arts... and that concept still influences creative thought today. Every artist and writer finds inspiration somewhere, but the forms our muses take vary from person to person, even from day to day. When we look for our muses, what do we find? Or do they sometimes find us, before we're ready for them?

    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´┐Ż, 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!

    If you would like to submit work for our October issue, the theme is "Leaves". Be sure to read the guidelines before submitting.

    Jennifer Broschinsky has, since her youth, filled her sketchbooks with things feathered and furred, winged and scaled. She is currently working on a sequential art story called Songseeker, and is working on raising three sons.

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