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EMG-Zine Retrospective, January 2011 - June 2011



Our opening theme was 'Creation', with a cover by Jeliza Patterson. Following the Chopping Blocks of the previous month, I made some hard decisions and ultimatums regarding bits and pieces of EMG in the news. Prime among those decisions was the fact that EMG-Zine needed to move to a self-supporting model or it would be cancelled at the end of the year. (Spoiler: it did so!)

Gallery

Columns

  • EMG News:
    January News
  • Ask an Artist:
    Motivation and Inspiration
  • Behind the Art:
    Improvising
  • Artist Spotlight:
    Interview with Angela Sasser

    Features

  • Creation Jenny Heidewald

    Fiction

  • Poem: Creator Shannon Connor Winward
  • Poem: Emily, Rescue Me from Mediocrity Ruth Sabath Rosenthal




    Erm... somehow, this cover art had the December date on it and never got changed. I am leaving it here for posterity, but may correct it in the archives eventually. FEBRUARY's theme was 'Rabbits.' (That Chinese zodiac thing, you'll remember...) Our cover was by Marie E. Bird.

    Gallery

    Columns

  • EMG News:
    News for February
  • Behind the Art:
    Jackalope
  • Wombat Droppings:
    Sick-day Reading, or Sifting Out the Pearls
  • Artist Spotlight:
    Interview with Henning Ludvigsen

    Features

  • Rabbits and Hares Jenny Heidewald

    Fiction

  • Fiction: Filling the Hat Jamie Mason





    Following February's cover mishap, I apparently mis-sized the March cover. Brilliant, Ellen! This is why I try to have a support staff to do things right... >.> Sketch Fest turned 1 this month!

    Brenda Lyons did our cover, for a March theme of 'Gryphons.'

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Artist Spotlight:
    Interview with Pascal Cambion
  • EMG News:
    News for March
  • Behind the Art:
    Griffin in Watercolor

    Features

  • The Gryphon Jenny Heidewald
  • Basic Animal Anatomy Erica Liszewski





    April's theme was 'Wind,' and our cover was by Destiny Lauritsen.

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Artist Spotlight:
    Interview with Liiga Smilshkalne
  • EMG News:
    News for April
  • Wombat Droppings:
    Finished
  • Behind the Art:
    Using Watercolor Pencils in a Finished Piece
  • Ask an Artist:
    Value in Illustration

    Features

  • Depicting Wind Jenny Heidewald
  • Blowing Hot Air M. G. Ellington

    Fiction

  • Poem: Huffing and Puffing Brigette Yanes
  • Poem: Aria's Breath Robert William Shmigelsky





    May's theme was 'Dryads,' and the cover was by Susan Schroder. May was also Sea Monster month at Torn World, which turned out to be a wild amount of fun.

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Artist Spotlight:
    Interview with Alexandra Knickel
  • EMG News:
    News for May
  • Behind the Art:
    Dryad in Watercolor

    Features

  • Dryads and Trees Jenny Heidewald

    Fiction

  • Poem: Sylvia J. S. Watts
  • Poem: Shelter Under a Tree Misty Posey
  • Poem: The Tree Spirits Changming Yuan
  • Poem: Moonlight in the Wild Wood R. S. Pyne




    June's theme was 'Jewels', our cover by the fabulous Katerina Koukiotis. We made our 6-month goal, so I released the first six months of themes for 2012.

    Gallery

    Columns

  • Behind the Art:
    Jewelry Still Life
  • EMG News:
    News for June!
  • Artist Spotlight:
    Interview with Kelly Chehardy

    Features

  • Introduction to Illustrating Gems and Metals Jenny Heidewald

    Fiction

  • Poem: Jewels of the Ocean Ellen Million
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