Tanmoy Kayesen is an illustrator whose surreal illustrations capture the wonders of reality and thin line dividing it between transcendence. Check out his art and be sure to follow him at instagram.com/the_cray_esen
Mandem is a captivating trio who produce incredibly evocative art which explores both the past and the future, neurodivergence, religious iconography, medical experimentation, disease, gender and sexuality. This issue’s front and back cover both feature in their latest series ‘Medical Trials of the Saints’.
Our conversation was as engaging as their artwork and provided a truly thought provoking talk. Our thanks for their time and contributions to the issue. Be sure to check them out at Mandemart.com and on instagram.com/mandemart
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Strange City Digest is back with our Spring 2021 edition, a Giant-Sized art special which includes a triple artist showcase, two oversized comic previews including “Everything is Super” and “The Last Arrival”. Our cover artists Mandem features in our Talking Shop column where we learn more about the trio. We also feature candid conversations with up and coming drag performers, interviews with the creators of the sci-fi film “Shifter” and the bands GRAVE and Drone Node. The issue also includes a Crash Course on Alejandro Jodorowky and original fiction by Eric Martinez and Adam Dodd
Our thanks to Mandem @mandemart for gracing both our front and back covers with their amazing art. You’ll be able to read a full interview about the art trio in the issue as well. My thanks to everyone participating in this issue. As I put the finishing touches on I’m really blown away by the amount of talent on the pages. Stay tuned for more previews!
Been away awhile, but been keeping busy putting together our upcoming Spring 2021 issue! We’re coming closer every day to completion and its shaping up to be a really amazing issue full of great interviews and art. Be sure to stop by this Monday to check out the first look at the stunning cover!
A prime goal of SCD is to highlight artists as well as the institutions that support them Zygote Press has been doing just that and is celebrating their 25th year facilitating artists in 2021. We talked with the print studio and learned what kept them vital for a quarter century and growing. To check out the article in print visit this link!
“The owls are not what they seem…” especially here with Norman Crane’s [www.normancrane.ca] ornithological family horror “My Husband is Nocturnal but Lacks the Common Plumage” File this twisted tale somewhere between Cronenberg, Kafaka, and the Audubon Society. To check out the full issue be sure to click this link!
(Art contributions for story by Kenjay Reyes [IG: @kenjreyes] and Shelby Elizabeth [IG: shelby.elizabeth.art] )
It’s the end of the world, but do you feel fine? “Lenny Bruce is not Afraid” is an original fiction dark comedy in the vein of Dr. Strangelove and was dedicated to anyone who was away from loved ones over the past holidays. To check out the story in print alone with all our great contributors, be sure to pick up the current edition of SCD, available at this link!
As is becoming tradition with SCD, we’ve got some great original fiction this issue, include Erica N.’s sharp and satiric “Everything I do is Manly” is a great way to kick off our indie authors for this issue. To check out her story in print and all the rest of the great features for the issue, just click this link!
And don’t miss Doug Bonneville’s “Weird FX” running on pg.2! (He’ll feature in his own post soon!)
Each issue we feature a crash course on a famous creator and dive into their works from the critically acclaimed to anything that may have flown under the radar. This issue features a lengthy deep dive on the surrealist-noir master David Lynch. To check out the full article in print pick up a copy via this link!