Boys as a catacomb of darkness by Michael Emerald O.

Michael Emerald O. (he/him) is a Nigerian poet, artist, photographer, boxer. His creative works have appeared, or are forthcoming on Necro magazine, Nymph, Undivided magazine, Feral, Eboquills, Third Estate Art magazine, thehearth magazine, kalonipa, & elsewhere. He loves reggae & rap, adores football and boxing, and fantasizes about reincarnating as an angel. He tweets @GemmyEmerald

Visual Art by Nicola Stradiotto

Nicola Stradiotto is an Italian illustrator and photographer, graduated from the I.S.A. “M. Fanoli” School of Arts in Cittadella, near Padova. His artistic universe is nourished by contemporary drawing, independent comics, nonsense, surrealism, free figuration, popular arts, fluxus and street photography, influences he mixes through various formats, materials and techniques (acrylic paint, ink and collage). He also produces illustrated zines and photozines. His work has been exhibited in Italy and USA, and has been published by several Italian and English publishers.

Visual Art by Claudio Parentela

Born in Catanzaro (1962-Italy) where he lives and works…Claudio Parentela is an illustrator, painter, digital painter, photographer, mail artist, cartoonist, collagist, textile artist, journalist free lance…Active since many years in the international contemporary art scene. He has collaborated & he collaborates with many, many zines, magazines of contemporary art, literary and of comics in Italy and in the world…& on the paper and on the web…some name amongst the many: NYArtsMagazine,Turntable & Blue Light Magazine, Komix, LitChaos, Why Vandalism, Thieves Jargon, 180 Mag, and Braintwisting.

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Visual Art by Edward Lee

Edward Lee is an artist and writer from Ireland. His paintings and photography have been exhibited widely, while his poetry, short stories, non-fiction have been published in magazines in Ireland, England and America, including The Stinging Fly, Skylight 47, Acumen and Smiths Knoll.  He is currently working on two photography collections: ‘Lying Down With The Dead’ and ‘There Is A Beauty In Broken Things’.

He also makes musical noise under the names Ayahuasca Collective, Lewis Milne, Orson Carroll, Blinded Architect, Lego Figures Fighting, and Pale Blond Boy.

His blog/website can be found at