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Each issue, The Dark features a new cover by a new artist.  Below are the unadorned covers and artist biographies.


August 2014

Timothy Lantz is a full-time illustrator and graphic artist with degrees in art education and communications. Lantz’s work, often described as “beautiful melancholy,” has been inspired by a lifetime of reading. From the best of fantasy fiction and sci-fi to 1930s crime fiction and comic books, Lantz’s bold and edgy artistry is all about “story.” His themes of mystery, romanticism, tragedy and aspiration convey this, as though his life’s quest is to create illustrations for relevant yet aching stories that have not yet been written. Underpinning Lantz’s powerful aesthetic is long experience. His exacting technical abilities, which go far beyond the traditional skill set, combine with core strengths in color and composition to create art that reflects—and refracts—the essence of beauty. During his career, Lantz’s work has included such far-flung projects as weather maps, television commercials, book covers and tarot cards. He is the author and artist of The Archeon Tarot, available from U.S. Games Systems Inc., and has worked for a variety of publishers including: DC Comics, ACE/Penguin Books, Bantam, Juno Books, EDGE Books, AEG, Wildside Press and more.

May 2014

Susan Justice (aka McKivergan) is a self taught digital artist and mother of three beautiful children. She is a stay-at-home mom and tries to work while the kids are in school or in between naps, pretty much whenever they allow her to. She is married to her best friend Andrew. In her spare time (which isn’t much!) she enjoys playing several Blizzard games, WoW, Starcraft, and Diablo 3.

February 2014

Tullius Heuer is a Brazilian artist who digitally manipulates various images from different sources in a single aesthetic environment in order to express his ideas.

December 2013

Beth Spencer discovered Photoshop in late 2006. Since then she’s been creating art she’s dubbed “extreme manipulation,” wherein she uses a combination of photomanipulation and digital painting to get the final product. She is a self-taught artist and has been been honored with five Daily Deviations from Deviant Art and several of her works have been published by the Adobe-related magazine, Layers.

October 2013

Dariusz Zawadzki was born in Szczecin in the NW part of Poland. Since his early childhood he was regarded for having unusual sensitivity to the surrounding world. His artworks are widely admired for being able to deeply move the spectators, with both the feelings and emotions as well as high attention to artwork details.