About the Artists
Jon Eke (art for "Uncharted Waters") was born in 1967 in Amersham, north of London, and grew up in the Midlands before moving to Merseyside in 1986, where he currently works in the operating theatres at the local NHS hospital. Apart from computer art, his other main hobbies are astronomy, photography, and writing highly personal science fiction tales. Among his favourite writers he includes James Tiptree Jr, Cordwainer Smith, Philip K Dick, Samuel Delany, Barry Malzberg, William Burroughs, Robert Aickman, Ramsey Campbell, Clark Ashton Smith, and H.P.Lovecraft (actually, if the truth be told, he's top of the list). Jon is also a member of the Ghost Story society and his main ambition in life is to write just one truly successful ghost story. If he manages that, he'll die a happy man!.
Romeo Esparrago (art for "Qarzaak", "Soldiers of Misfortune", and "International Space Station") loved the debut of the film "The Debut". Watch it! Visit the movie's Web site for more info at http://debutfilm.pinoynet.com/launch.asp
Check out Romeo's recent art for author Richard Behrens at: http://www.pipeline.com/~behrens/Romeo/RomeoMainFrame.htm
Cynthia Frederick (art for "Excuse") started making digital images at age 14 on her mother's Apple computer. She had an idea to make sets of little 8-pixel-high people and sell them to clip-art companies. That turned into learning to use paint and photo-editing programs, and she began using 3-D software about three years ago. Cynthia lives in the spectacular mountains of Western North Carolina, working as a graphic artist.
Matt Morrow (art for "Evil Djinn from the Thirteenth-Dimension", "Kandy: Everyone Wants Some", and for "No One's Future") Matt Morrow received a bachelor's degree in fine arts from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 1994. Since then, he has worked as a prepress technician in the printing industry and later moved on to creating editorial illustrations full time for a national computer magazine. Currently, he is pursuing a freelance career and has worked on a variety of projects including package art, advertising, Web icons, and fantasy illustrations.
Web site: www.tconl.com/~mz9000/.
Rononymous (artist for "Weird World: Bats of a Fur"), aka Sudo Nim, nicknamed "Tha Alias" and synonymous with antonyms, is a fan of that warrior-king Lapu Lapu, famous for preventing Ferdinand Magellan from circumnavigating the world (by mortally whooping his ass in the PI). Rono's (his other shortcut handle) favourite bands include Fly Brown Dragons and Pinay. His favourite old-time actress-actor pair is Nora Aunor and Tirso Cruz III. Nonymoose's (his Yahoo IM chatname) art style is a bamboo woodcut style that utilizes the Kali stick-fighting technique with the use of such fighting knives such as the Kris, Bolo, Daga, and Dumog. The red color comes from the lava blood that courses through his hot veins that splashes onto the bamboo when he nicks himself. Ouch. He can also chew gum and dance the Tinikling at the same time. Wow. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Patrick Stacy (art for "Shipment to Nowhere") hails from Germany, and like many before, started young. His main emphasis in childhood was comics and he soon became an excellent tracer. Never content, the challenge was then to illustrate freehand; now that would be talent. Early influences are still inspirational today, such as the legendary Frazetta, Vallejo, and Parrish. Classical influences were Rubens and Caravaggio. The goal of course is, with any luck, to break into the book cover and magazine markets. As mentioned earlier about never being content, currently in the process of learning to create webpages through HTML and Photoshop. In the process of updating website to include upgrades as well as new illustrations. Winner of the L.Ron Hubbard's Illustrators of the Future contest in 1996 as well as two illustrations within the volume. Web-site: http://members.nbci.com/pstacyart/ E-mail: email@example.com
John Vega (art for "Carnaby Street Station") is an award-winning new media designer, Flash designer, and Digital Surreal artist from Boulder, Colorado. The tools he uses to create his digital art include 3D Studio Max, Poser, Photoshop, Flash, and Acid. Web site: http://www.dancingimage.com
Ernst Wurdack (art for "Speedway to Hell"), born in 1959, studied economics at the University of Regensburg, Germany, before he got a job at Kodak. He worked there for eight years as a trainer for professional photographers and three years as sales-director. Since 1999 he has been a freelance artist and publisher. He has recently done some CD cover artwork for a heavy metal band. http://www.donau.de/privhome/ernstwurdack
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