Interviews

Interview with Mark Greyland

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1063 WORDS APEX MAGAZINE: Mark Greyland is a talented creator who transforms his art into a sensory and visual experience, and Apex Magazine is lucky to feature him as our November cover artist. Hello Mark! We’re thrilled to have your art featuring the cover of our magazine. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself as an artist? How did you discover your love of making art? MARK GREYLAND: Much of the art I do comes from my synesthesia, a lifelong condition of sensory blending. I have always been drawn to the powerful images that are found in nature but as time went on I found that what drew me was often either invisible or irrelevant to the other artists, much less...

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Interview with Ginger Weil

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1660 WORDS Here at Apex Magazine, we pride ourselves on finding shining new voices in genre fiction. From the smoothness of Ginger Weil’s “The Stagman’s Song,” you would never guess this is her first fiction sale. With imagery pulled from her childhood, Weil has woven an eerie tale of hunting, of isolation, of family curses, and of escaping the trappings (literally) of living on the mountain. It’s a special kind of imprisonment when one of the prisoners knows she can leave at any time. But what will happen to those she leaves behind? Will they face an even greater danger? It’s the elephant in the room, that in “The Stagman’s Song” the family is loath to admit they are...

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Interview with Catherine Denvir

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Catherine Denvir is an artist whose career path has taken her from illustration — a vocation in which her work appears in many publications — into painting to satisfy a growing fascination for the media, while working with a multitude of painting disciplines. Apex Magazine is excited to feature her art ‘The Incomplete Group’ on the cover of this issue. APEX MAGAZINE: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself as a painter? CATHERINE DENVIR: I have been painting for about five years, having taken a break after a successful career as an illustrator. I consider myself an emerging painter, still exploring the medium, the message, and the freedom with great relish. Although...

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Interview with Kris Millering

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You’ve seen Kris Millering’s fiction in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Lightspeed, Devilfish Review, and The Colored Lens, and this month Apex Magazine is proud to present “Coins for Their Eyes,” a grim but hopeful story about a woman who was recruited into a very strange occupation on the day she refused to die. The story has a supernatural bent to it, with the narrator only learning in dribs and drabs how her new “life” is supposed to work. How long will she be required to do this job? And more importantly, how long has she been doing this? There’s no way to know how much time has gone by, or how much is yet to pass. The Crossroads Man can give her back bits of her memory,...

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Interview with Cover Artist Jeff Ward

by on Sep 2, 2014 in Interviews | 0 comments

Jeff Ward is a digital illustrator with an eye for painting fantastic worlds and characters. He’s done work for various big house comic book publishers, as well as game developers and magazines. Apex Magazine is very fortunate to have his work ‘Planet Base’ grace the cover of this issue. APEX MAGAZINE: Hello Jeff! Thanks for having an interview with Apex Magazine. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? What started you on the path of illustration, particularly of the fantasy genre? JEFF WARD: I was inspired early on by movies, comic books, and animation. And at one point I wanted to be a cartoonist like Jim Davis, creator of Garfield. In art school I started out...

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Interview with Seth Dickinson

by on Sep 2, 2014 in Interviews | 0 comments

As you may have already discovered, Seth Dickinson’s “Economies of Force” is not an easy story to read. It does start out a little humorous, but then takes a dark turn towards an uneasy yet mesmerizing nihilism. The defense humanity comes up with to protect ourselves from the alien threat could be more dangerous to our way of thinking than the threat itself. How do we protect ourselves when we don’t know if or when we’ve been compromised? Can we trust technology to make decisions that are free of our morality? Much in “Economies of Force” has been left open to the reader’s interpretation, and I encourage you to discuss this story with other readers, to see how others...

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