Posted in Promoting Poets & Artists

Promoting Artists: JACK JOYA (interview)

Jack Joya, Creator of Deadly Graphic Studio, is a Gothic and Horror-inspired Artist based in Northern California.

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EX: Tell me about your creative journey.

JJ: BEEN DOING ART FOR OVER 30 YEARS. WAS BORN IN 1964. I WAS ALWAYS DRAWN TOWARDS HORROR FILMS AND COMIC BOOKS AT AN EARLY AGE.

What are some of your current projects?

I OWN DEADLY GRAPHIC STUDIO. I HAVE BEEN BUSY IN THE PAST, YOU CAN SEE MY ART IN COMIC BOOKS, T-SHIRT DESIGNS, FILM PRODUCTION, AND TATTOO DESIGNS.

MY NEXT PROJECT COMING UP: AN ILLUSTRATED CHILDREN’S BOOK.

ILLUSTRATED BOOKS OF FRANKENSTEIN AND DRACULA.

I’M WORKING ON GETTING MY ART LICENSED BY SOME BIG COMPANY. NOTHING IN STONE YET. ALSO BEEN WORKING WITH SOMEONE IN INDIA ON A SCI-FI TV SHOW! 

I’M DISABLED FROM CANCER AND A STROKE. JUST STARTING TO GET BACK INTO THE WORK AFTER BEING SICK FOR THE LAST 10 YEARS. THIS IS MY LAST CHANCE AT DOING SOMETHING WITH MY ART. 

What inspires you to create?

PEOPLE AND THINGS THAT INSPIRE ME:
JACK KIRBY, WALLY WOOD, FRANK FRAZETTA, PUNK ROCK, ROCK & ROLL, HORROR COMICS FROM THE 1950’S, WARREN HORROR MAGAZINE OF THE 1970’S, FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND… IT WAS ONE OF WARREN MAGS THAT CHANGED MY LIFE!

ALSO… UNIVERSAL HORROR, HAMMER FILMS, GOTHIC WRITING, AND HP LOVECRAFT IS A BIG FAVORITE OF MINE. YOU CAN SEE IMAGES OF HIS MYTHOS IN MY ART.

What are some of your artistic goals?

MY GOAL FOR MY ART IS TO MAKE IT ACCESSIBLE EVERYWHERE!

 

“SCARY ART FOR SCARY PEOPLE.”


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Posted in Misc. Poetry

Moon Heart (poem)

Moon Heart Graphic

My heart’s the moon,
And today’s the total lunar eclipse,
You’re Earth, casting shadows
with your stone-stare;
cold-as-ice-cap glare,
But just wait until I shine again,
Reflecting Sun’s intensity,
Melting your icebergs, making
your continents sink,
You’re a giant ocean globe,
I come closer, pulling at your waters,
creating tidal waves I refuse
to jump in again—
I already drowned once before
and lived to tell the tale.

Posted in GIF Poetry, Love Poetry, Typography, Visual Poetry

Our Golden Scars ⛵ (GIF Poem)

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Posted in Photography

Spaceduck (photography)

Spaceduck
This little guy is on his way to the moon!
Posted in Visual Poetry

Galactic Eyes – ✴Visual Poem (excerpt)✴

Copyright 2014(click on image to enlarge)

 

Poem in Plain Text:
There’s only a drumming
in my head & heart.
It isn’t from running,
It’s from something
you do with your eyes
to me, their brisk blue
shows me a sea, I see
so much more… a galaxy.