Photography by J. Ray Paradiso

*** J. Ray Paradiso is a recovering academic in the process of refreshing himself as a photographer and writer. Advertisements

Photography by Kyle Hemmings

*** Kyle Hemmings has art work in The Stray Branch, Euphenism, Uppagus, Black Market Lit, and elsewhere. He loves pre-punk garage bands of the 60s, Manga comics, urban photography and French Impressionism.

Photography by Mark Wyatt

India, 1980 Paris, 1980   * * * Since around 1980, Mark Wyatt has been photographing people on the streets of wherever he happens to be. Intended for personal fulfillment, his photographs have never been exhibited and have only recently begun being published in select literary journals. He generally posts one or two images a…

Photography, Running, and Writing – Artist, CARL SCHARWATH

Photography, Running and Writing with Carl Scharwath Sick Lit Magazine: What inspires you as an artist? Carl Scharwath: Other artists. I have a deep love of reading, the arts and discovering new authors and photographers. The biographies of artists are also inportant to learn as they have gone through many of the  same heartbreaks and still  overcame them….


Another theme that hits close to home for me! At times, I feel as if I live my life looking through the rear-view mirror, wrapped up in the past, mentally stuck somewhere in between nostalgia and reliving an unfinished moment.  That being said, it’s sort of implied that nostalgia is unique within each person. Remember when I…


Sick Lit Magazine: What inspires you as an artist?   Toby Penney: This is always a funny question to me. I never really feel inspired. I am more compelled to create than anything else. Inspiration implies an outside force making a decision to gift me a creative moment. It also dismisses hard work in the name of an…