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a fkac AKA Chrispo is a visual artist and writer, from the UK, that posts random short pieces of writing on Twitter. ​​

Lionel-Bravo Bumbakini was born April 8th, 1993, the same day the late Pablo Picasso died 20 years prior; in Matongé, a vibrant congolese neighborhood in the heart of Brussels Ixelles' commune. Both his mother and Father were recent refugees from Zaire in pursuit of a better life in Europe. His mother a doctorate African Art historian and curator and his father a philosopher and political activist, Bumbakini was introduced to the world of arts and politics from birth.

Robin Croft's offers this generic artist statement…
Nothing can be taken for granted. Constant change proves to be the only reliable point of reference. Equilibrium being as fleeting as life itself, one fuses an array of thought fragments retrieved from memories into a drawing of graphite, metal or wood. By doing so, the artist builds a fragile mental world of metaphor that lends meaning to his largely unnoticed visit among the general population.
Absurdity, humor, tragedy, homage and autobiographical content recur in several series. Experience in technical illustration, commercial art and rough carpentry instill a respect for strong draftsmanship. In a sense, the work parallels naive art by avoiding prevailing trends and building upon rugged drawing guided by intuition.

Robin's website is here.
Floater was schooled as an architect in southern Tornado Alley, Floater’s generation grew up on video games and Japanese cartoons (sometimes one and the same). Due to a demanding career schedule, Floater struggles finding time to pursue art. Turning lemons to lemonade, he keeps art supplies handy, and sketches at any opportunity available. Floater's work can be seen here and On Pinterest
Makayla Hughes is an illustrator and animator. Originally from Chicago, but in 2014 she moved to New York City to furt​her her art career. She is currently studying to receive her BFA in Illustration at Parson: School of Design.  Her work can be seen here.
Hebatullah Issa is a Palestinian-Arab-American-Muslim-Israeli who writes about her experiences of multi-layered identity in the form of fiction and non-fiction. Grappling with issues of identity acts as the anchor of most of her work, as does socio-political awareness and anthropological storytelling. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, as well as two Master’s degrees, one in Liberal Studies and the other in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies. 

Kevin W. Kelley is a St. Louis native. A videocreator, director, writer, painter, animator, photographer, playwright, and self proclaimed orator; he spends his time in many different art forms that all cross fade. He explores deeply personal beliefs, ideas, ideals, ordeals, and concepts with his work. It is said that his favorite author is Theodor Seuss Geisel. In 2016 he plans to launch his own company, Asartr Productions, to create primarily video for ventures in both the commercial and the creative.

Manuel Adrian Lopez (Manny) was born in Moron, Cuba in 1969. He came to the USA in 1980 via the Mariel boatlift with his parents and siblings, and raised between Florida and California. He is a bilingual poet, writer and cultural promoter. His poetry has been published in various literary magazines in Spain, Puerto Rico, Latin America and the USA.

Mia Lucarelli grew up in Ohio and Michigan, and has resided mostly in Austin, Texas since 2012. She draws much of her artistic inspiration from frequent adventuring and travel excursions, which recently includes spending the summer hiking 500 miles across Colorado, an experience she is using as the basis for her current art projects and visual journals.
​​Jeff Musillo is a writer, visual artist, actor, and director. He’s the author of The Ease of Access (2013), Can You See That Sound(The Operating System, 2014), Snapshot Americana (Roundfire Books, 2014), The Eternal Echo (Strawberry Books, 2016), and The Charming Swindler (Michelkin Publishing, 2016).
His paintings have been exhibited in shows and magazines in both the US and Europe, and will soon be seen in the upcoming film, In Case of Emergency. His work in film, as a screenwriter, director, and actor, has premiered at the Hoboken International Film Festival, the Jersey Shore Film Festival, and the Katra Film Series. He was recently cast in a television pilot titled Shelter and his Children's book, Small Boy, Big Dreams, will be published in 2017 by Michelkin Books. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Uchenna Nwaeke is an artist based in Long Island, New York. He studies advertising design in Brooklyn while doing so, he makes art including illustration, painting, sculpture and drawing. Some of his works was part of the people's choice group exhibition at the Greenpoint art gallery in Brooklyn. 

Carol Sneed is a creative of sorts -- a modern artist and photographer from New York whom recently moved to LA who works with mixed media arts, fine art and fashion photography. Her art and photography is inspired by fashion culture, street art, and chic minimalism. Art is her passion and she loves to challenge the traditional view while keeping an innovative mind. "It’s freeing and I like to reflect that in my work," she says. The Sneed's portfolio can be viewed in detail at her website.
​​Sam White is a writer, editor and photographer from Manchester, UK, currently resident in Tokyo. He writes mainly on politics, music and sport, along with writing short fiction and poetry. Follow him on Twitter: @SamWhiteTky




ISSUE NUMER 1


Rufus Ferguson was born and bred in the briar patch.  His novel Emergence of the Stencil Set is now available from Dingo 8 Books.

Kevin W. Kelley is a St. Louis native. A videocreator, director, writer, painter, animator, photographer, playwright, and self proclaimed orator; he spends his time in many different art forms that all cross fade. He explores deeply personal beliefs, ideas, ideals, ordeals, and concepts with his work. It is said that his favorite author is Theodor Seuss Geisel. In 2016 he plans to launch his own company, Asartr Productions, to create primarily video for ventures in both the commercial and the creative.

Michael McCarthy grew up in St. Louis and now lives in glorious Austin, Texas. Please don't move there. There are too many people moving to Austin, Texas.

Conner Meyer can be spotted around St. Louis reading his award winning poetry.  He is also editor in chief of Uncommonplacebook.

John Niendick is a Photographer who has lived in the Lake St.Louis / Wentzville area for the majority of his life.  “I use photography and experimentation with photo-manipulation to express my visual ideas. The work is conceptualized, then executed in a staged planned photo, then additional photos might be taken depending on the work, and then is worked on through photoshop. some works might result in experimentation through photoshop. My work is usually based around deformation of the human form, I am trying to achieve an eerie factor to them, and I am trying to make works that would appeal to myself.”