*This story was written with the prompt ‘My Hand Remembers’ as part of a series with the local Knife Brothers writing group, who will be releasing a story collection with Suspect Press in 2018 $$$ Your impractical satin sheets were the first sign—or should’ve been—that you were never exclusive. It’s not that you hid your… Continue reading In Possession of a Moral Dilemma by Amanda E.K.
Marie is a vintage collage artist whose work has appeared in birdy, Cultural Dissection and Nue Magazine. Her juxtaposition of images aims to express the duality of day-to-day life, the feeling of existing within multiple realities with the capacity to encounter seemingly contradictory emotions, ideas or attitudes simultaneously. Marie currently resides in Denver… Continue reading Organic by Marie Conigliaro
Cori Redford was born several years ago, and still has not lost her faith in humanity. She still thinks dick jokes are funny, and dresses like a toddler. You can probably find stuff she’s done all over the internet with a quick search, and maybe you’ll want to buy one of her t-shirts or… Continue reading Hair-O-Scope by Cori Redford
The girl in the green sweater sings along and winks at me. She plays air tambourine, dances like a robot, her hair looks amazing everyday. She calls brass knuckles “knucks” and whiskey neat a “sipper”. When we talk we glimpse over the rims of pints and shot glasses. Gulp on… Continue reading Green Sweater by Charly Fasano
Dash Shaw is a cartoonist and animator whose animated works include “Wheel of Fortune,” the Sigur Ros video and Sundance selection “Seraph” (co-written with John Cameron Mitchell), and the 2009 IFC webseries “The Unclothed Man in the 35th Century AD.” He wrote and directed the independent animated feature “My Entire High School Sinking… Continue reading Exit Laughing by Dash Shaw
There is an old cliche that “real” artists aren’t interested in making money. Or that if you are focused on making money, you must be a shit artist. Sometimes things do play out that way, leading to great talents being ripped off, and hacks making a killing on hotel room art. But it doesn’t… Continue reading Interview: Talking Economics with Meow Wolf by Josiah Hesse
Arna began screen printing in 2008, eventually becoming one of Denver’s most technically proficient and innovative manual screen printers, constantly pushing boundaries, and experimenting with new techniques. Her illustrations always have a narrative element, sometimes playful, sometimes dark, sometimes mysterious, and often involve the everyday struggles of small mammals. Find more of her… Continue reading A Sword of Fiery Blade by Arna Miller
In the church where I grew up, being a prostitute was the ultimate sin. Beyond theft, drug use, Satanism or even murder, selling your body sexually meant you’d hit rock bottom and would never be the same. So, naturally, when the cab driver propositioned me, I jumped at the opportunity. I was 22 and… Continue reading That One Night I Decided to be a Prostitute Because of JT LeRoy by Josiah Hesse
*For anybody else that has been bullied or abused and considered violence OK, so Albatross is perched outside my window At all times. He has a voice like a schoolboy Stop Hitting Yourself Stop Hitting Yourself Stop Hitting Yourself He has a voice like a father. Stand Up For Yourself Stand Up For Yourself Stand… Continue reading Albatross by RJ Walker
Matthew Allison is a Denver based artist whose self-published comic, Cankor, has been running for over 5 years and will be collected in 2018. He’s also had work published by Dark Horse, Image and Black Mask Studios.