M: Marge Simon

If you are viewing this anywhere but on my original blog, you probably aren’t seeing this gallery correctly, and for that I apologise. I just couldn’t think of a better way to show off some of the work Marge Simon has done for Niteblade. She’s been with us since the very first issue and I hope she’ll be with us up until the last.

Trying to imagine Niteblade without Marge’s artwork is impossible, it just wouldn’t be the same. To me there is something magical about having my words illustrated, and I wanted to offer that to all the writer’s whose work we published in Niteblade. I like to think that though we aren’t able to offer more than a token payment for their work the illustration offers some compensation for that. Like it’s a part of the payment. Judging by the feedback I’ve received from authors, they tend to feel that way too.

What’s more, Marge’s support of Niteblade has always gone above and beyond. She’s been there for me, personally, from the beginning as I struggled to figure out this whole ‘editor’ thing (I’m still working on that LOL) and for the magazine too. Always willing to donate to the cause, spread the word or submit her work (Striped Pajamas, for example, or Daughter O Daughter).

Thank you, Marge. You’re awesome and I adore you (and your art).

Marge is donating the original art from some of her Niteblade covers as perks for our fundraiser, so if you like what you see in that gallery (and how could you not?) pop over and check that out.


A2Z-2013-BADGE-001Small_zps669396f9This post has been written as a part of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. My theme this year is ‘Niteblade‘, which is the magazine I publish. I chose this theme to help draw attention to the magazine during this, it’s 2nd annual fundraiser.

My first post in this series was about choosing stories and poems to nominate for awards and I’ve gone through a similar process in deciding what to write about for these posts. Not only did I have to choose stories and poems I loved, but they also had to fit with the A-Z theme. Tricky!

Blogging from A to Z 2013:

A: Award Nominations
B: Brenda Stokes Barron
C: Cato, Beth – The Pacifier
D: December 2011 (Giveaway open until April 30th)
E: Evil Bird
F: First Loves for the First Time
G: The Gnome’s Spectacles
H: Happy Halloween, It’s a Bloody Puppet Show
I: Incense Sticks
J: Jason L. Huskey, The Marionette
K: KV Taylor, The Silver Quarter
L: Lucien E.G. Spelman, Family Jaunt
M: Marge Simon


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