Interviews

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

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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

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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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Interview with John Moran

by on Aug 4, 2014 in Interviews | 0 comments

John Moran’s short fiction has been published in Escape Pod, Penumbra, and Nature. He spent some time owning an art gallery, which was perhaps one of the many inspirations of “The Sandbirds of Mirelle,” whichApex Magazine is thrilled to present this month. As I read “The Sandbirds of Mirelle,” which focuses around a defining moment in the lives of a priest, an assassin, an artist, and a businessman, I couldn’t help but be fascinated with its theme of impermanence, and of the human desire to document once–in–a–lifetime moments. John was kind enough to talk with me about the impetus behind “The Sandbirds of Mirelle,” and to discuss the immortal beauty of a specific C.S....

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Interview with Cyril Rolando

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APEX MAGAZINE: Cyril Rolando is a digital artist located in southern France. Although illustration is not his main profession, Cyril’s artistic renderings can easily capture the imagination of any viewer. Completely self–taught, Cyril’s focus is on painting for oneself — based on feelings and expressions, the environment and the beyond. Hello Cyril! Thanks for having an interview with Apex Magazine. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? How did you come to be an illustrator and digital artist? CYRIL ROLANDO: Hello! I am 30 years old and I live in the southern France. Actually, I was not really aware of becoming an illustrator/digital artist. When I started to...

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