Interviews

Interview with Artist Nello Shep

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1000 WORDS Nello Shep is a digital painter, whose work centers around surrealistic scifiscapes, and dreamlike depictions of outer space and the universe. Shep recently started working as an environmental concept artist on several indie games, and has spent the last few years studying physics and fine art in college. This month’s cover features Shep’s beautiful, otherworldly piece “Ouroboros.” APEX MAGAZINE: Many of your works feature a solitary figure in a much larger environment, as “Ouroboros” does. Is that something that strikes you before you start working on a new piece, or partway into creating it? NELLO SHEP: The lone figures in my work are always intentional,...

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Interview with Marie Vibbert

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2200 WORDS IT professional by day, writer by night, graduate of Clarion, and member of the Cajun Sushi Hamsters since she was sixteen, Marie Vibbert can tell you exactly which roller coasters she’s ridden. Her short fiction has appeared in Lightspeed Magazine, Intergalactic Medicine Show, and Escape Pod, and her poetry has appeared in Asimov’s, Eye to the Telescope, and Sanitarium Magazine. Nearly everyone will recognize the opening conversation in “Keep Talking,” in which a parent has gotten a new job, and must convince their family that moving away from everything they know won’t be the end of the world. Subtly and elegantly layered, Vibbert handles the prickly issue...

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Interview with Mark Greyland

by on Nov 4, 2014 in Interviews | 4 comments

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

by on Nov 4, 2014 in Interviews | 1 comment

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

by on Oct 7, 2014 in Interviews | 0 comments

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

by on Oct 7, 2014 in Interviews | 0 comments

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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