I am Noel Franklin. Glad you asked! I am a cartoonist, illustrator, poet and grant writer. I primarily create short pieces of comic journalism and autobiographical stories. Nonfiction is mostly my thing, though I do enjoy an excursion into dark folk tales every now and then. I’m from Seattle, and I used to draw for the local entertainment newspapers there…Read More →

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Who are you and what do you do? My name is Lou, and basically I am just some dude in the Phoenix scene that loves the arts! My main gigs are creating art under the name, and singing/screaming in a local hardcore band, FEMBOY, with my best friends. IRead More →

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My name is Emilie McGowan and I make art in Tucson, Arizona. I tend to draw mostly pen and ink, but enjoy branching out and playing with oil paints and sculpture as well…Read More →

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My name is Allison Easlon Moyers and I am a contemporary artist working and living in down- town Phoenix. I work with oil painting, mixed-media, installation and video…Read More →

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Who are you and what do you do?
Chris Ayers: Up until three months ago I was an Art Director for television, having worked for CBS 5 and the nationally-syndicated TV show RightThisMinute, which is produced right here in Phoenix. I just launched my own design business at where I specialize in animation, illustration and logo design. But my real passion project is PHX Film Collective, whose goal is to open a great nonprofit indie movie theatre in Central Phoenix. Our short term goal is to put on educational film events all over Phoenix…Read More →

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Who are you and what do you do?
I’m Marla Wentz. Aside from being a wife & mom, I’m a wannabe drag racer and pastry chef. I love exploring and photographing abandoned buildings. I make all kinds of art but my main focus is jewelry. Because my tastes are multifaceted, I make a wide variety of styles using many different materials and media. All proceeds from my jewelry sales are donated to a different charity each month…Read More →

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Who am I and what do I do?
Hector D Llamas

I am a father, husband, son, brother and friend.  Art in various mediums and subject is what I do…Read More →

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My name is Piper J. Daniels, and I’m thrilled to say I’m a writer. My debut essay collection, Ladies Lazarus, received the Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize, was longlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay, and was named one of Entropy’s favorite nonfiction books of 2018. I am in the process of completing my second book, El Mirage, which focuses on love, gender, illusion, and the Sonoran Desert. I worked for many years as a ghostwriter but burned out on narcissism and moved to full-time manuscript consultation, where I help working and aspiring writers see and improve upon the beauty of their work…Read More →

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My name is Casey Wakefield and I am an abstract artist. I like to create compositions of color, some predictable and others unpredictable, with layers of ink, collage, acrylic paint, and finishing with oil paint onto canvas. Depending on the memory, thought or experience I am creating, I collage paper with patterns, quotes, music sheets, or poems…Read More →