Wednesday, October 19, 2011

About The Creators

Contributing writer Kevin Brown has had Fiction, Non-fiction, and Poetry published in over 100 Literary Journals, Magazines, Anthologies, and Best Of… Anthologies, as well as having multiple stories turned into Audio Performance Productions.  His two collections of short fiction, Ink On Wood and Death Roll, were published in the Fall of 2010 by Virgogray Press and Lame Goat Press, respectively.  He has won numerous writing contests and competitions, such as the Midnight Sun Fiction Competition, the Touchstone Fiction Contest, and the Baucom-Fulkerson Memorial Award.  He is also the recipient of several fellowships, including the Walton Fellowship for Fiction, the Lily Peter Fellowship for Fiction, and the Arkansas Arts Council Individual Artist Award.  He was nominated twice for the Best American Short Stories, a Journey Award, and three Pushcart Prizes--the most prestigious prize given for short fiction.  He co-wrote the screenplay Living Dark: The Story of Ted the Caver, that was made into a film in 2006, and worked with Linda Bloodworth (creator of Designing Women) on a television pilot, which he helped pitch to FOX, HBO, ABC, NBC, and CBS.  He recently completed a short novel, Invisible Bodies, and a new collection of short fiction entitled, Pulling Wisdom From My Teeth.

Artist/Writer/Creator Sean Fitzgibbon has exhibited work along the east coast and throughout the Midwest.  His work has been displayed in galleries and universities such as the Ellis-Nicholson Gallery in Charleston, South Carolina, The University of Arkansas Anne Kittrell Gallery, Fine Art Center Gallery, and Mullins Library, NWA Community College Shewmaker Center, Collumbia College in Columbia, MO, The ACO Smith-Kelly Gallery among others.  Upcoming exhibits include solo exhibitions at the Pittsburg State University Gallery, Jasper Community Art Center in Jasper IN, Old Firehouse Art Center in Longmont, CO.  

Recent graphic novels he's illustrated include Small Wonders, a comic series with a diverse cast of characters and subtle multicultural themes. and DomestiCATed: Paths Once Crossed.    DomestiCATed is made up of three dark short stories that follow a black cat as it ventures into the nefarious underbelly of human existence.  Fitzgibbon has illustrated journals, books, magazines, and newspapers.  His recently did work for Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.    

Friday, October 7, 2011

Communing With The Dead

Most of my time lately has been spent working on commission projects and research for this documentary graphic novel.  Working on historical projects involves a process that is much like communing with the dead.  It seems that I've spent more time in the last few years with people that are no longer living than with those that are.  When my head isn't buried in my sketchbook, it's buried in old newspaper obituaries, articles, criminal records, microfiche, and cemeteries locating graves of people that are found in this particular book.