Archive for April, 2010

Quick Status Update

Just a super quick update on submission statuses around here. I have responded to every poetry submission I’ve received and currently the oldest fiction submission waiting for me to read it is from March 27th. If you submitted before that and haven’t heard back from me, I didn’t get it. Please re-send.

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Sean Finch, Illustrator

See vampires haunting moonlit graveyards, warriors confronting ravenous monsters, and sorceresses casting¬† magic spells in the works of fantasy and horror illustrator Sean Finch. Spy worlds of wonder and terror rendered in intricate black and white by Sean’s deft hand.

A lifelong fan of various forms of pop-culture art, including comic-books and graphic novels, Sean draws his inspiration from various pop-culture sources. An avid science fiction, horror, and fantasy fan, Sean can still remember the goose bumps he got when he first read of the charge of the Rohirrim in J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Return of the King.¬† However, Sean may be most influenced artistically by comic-book and comics artists such as John Byrne, John Buscema, and Berkeley Breathed.

An alumnus of the Communication Arts and Design school at Virginia Commonwealth University, Sean’s time at art school opened his eyes and broadened his horizons. He decided that illustration best suited his penchant for detailed line drawings. After working several years as a flooring installer, Sean found a position as a draftsman and designer specializing in autoCAD-based drawings for an architectural firm.

Having just missed out on the whole computer graphics revolution, Sean received most of his training in traditional media. Although he has dabbled in painting with acrylics, he prefers to use pen and ink or pencil. Sean has also done a lot of work with coloured pencils and colour art markers.