March and April Nightmare Artist Spotlights

I have been remiss in my posting of Nightmare interviews!  Here are the two you might have missed: Most recently we have Dariusz Zawadzki: MJNL: Who has influenced you artistically? DZ: As a child I liked Salvador Dali. I also remember a booklet with Schiller’s ballades I found as a toddler on my parents’ shelf.Continue reading “March and April Nightmare Artist Spotlights”

Artist Showcase Interview with Johnny Dombrowski

Nightmare’s February cover artists is Johnny Dombrowski.  He works as the Art Handler at the Society of Illustrators in New York while also pursuing a freelance career. Here’s a sample from the interview: MJNL: Your website mentions your fascination with film noir, and I think its influence is readily visible in your art. What isContinue reading “Artist Showcase Interview with Johnny Dombrowski”

My Interview with Brom

This month over at Nightmare Magazine, I had the privilege of interviewing an artist whose work is indubitably creep-tastic.  Brom has made a lasting impression on both horror art and dark fantasy literature.  Here’s what he has to say about the winter holidays: MJNL: Most people think of December as a time for happy holidays,Continue reading “My Interview with Brom”

Nightmare Artist Spotlight Interview: Sam Guay

This month’s Nightmare cover artist is Sam Guay. She does beautiful (and creepy) water-color work. MJNL: One of my favorite pieces in your gallery is entitled “Oneironaut’s Box”—the blue and yellow palette is very alluring, and the figures present a lot of depth. What inspired this image, and how does the concept of “Oneironautics” (dreamContinue reading “Nightmare Artist Spotlight Interview: Sam Guay”

Nightmare Artist Spotlight Interview: Reiko Murakami

First, huge congrats to everyone at Lightspeed on their Hugo win! After lots of near-misses, it’s nice to see the magazine bring home an award. Over at Lightspeed’s sister magazine, Nightmare, My interview with Reiko Murakami (this month’s cover artist) has gone up! MJNL: A lot of your personal horror work seems to center aroundContinue reading “Nightmare Artist Spotlight Interview: Reiko Murakami”

Clockwork Daggers and Bacon Crack: An Interview with Beth Cato

Today I come bearing treats of all kinds. First off, I’d like to announce that I’m the new Artist Spotlight interviewer for Nightmare Magazine–every issue I’ll be bringing you a Q and A with the cover illustrator. To celebrate, I thought I’d delve into the world of interviewing on the blog. Beth Cato, the authorContinue reading “Clockwork Daggers and Bacon Crack: An Interview with Beth Cato”