|The Mermaid book is coming. Look for it at the end of 2015.|
RainA misty day lingers outside my window.Rain by TrevelArabol
The default response echoes in
What I think I’m supposed to feel;
Sadness. Rain. What a shame.
Unless you’re a farmer, there’s no room for rain in our play.
But, I am not a farmer.
The greyness of the sky draws me out,
The wetness of the mists entice my skin,
The softness of these natural caresses
Causes my soul to sing to bring my chemical ecstasy.
Some bemoan a rainy day.
Others curl inside the windows with hot drink and pages.
I would dance and sing in the softly falling sky
And drink deep the draught of sense usually kept within.
Oh, for a love that would embrace the sky,
Tap deep into the earth,
As my soul does fly,
Grounding to birth.
Oh the mists of this lingering high
Carried on wings of crows calling nigh.
The Sleeping Black TreeThe Sleeping Black Tree, a parable by Gregga J. JohnnThe Sleeping Black Tree by TrevelArabol
Once upon a time in a forest clear and far away, there was a tree. If you had been walking through this forest you would know which tree I mean for he was not like the other trees of the forest. The other trees were all awake in the sunshine, with full heads of abundant leaves, lush fruits, and stunning flowers.
The tree of which I speak, however, did not like to waken in the daylight. The other trees pitied him for he did not have leaves and his branches were barren of fruit. His bark was smooth and glossy black. He was nothing like the other trees that surrounded him. The sleeping black tree stood in a small glade set apart from the others. He was tall. He was strong. He was quietly, alone.
Many travelers came to this forest for the beauty of the place and it was often said that this forest is how a forest should be. But, the glade in which our sleeping black tree stood was considered frightfully somber by most travelers. S
David Ayala began drawing on walls at an early age. Eventually he ran out of crayons and so he attended the world's only school for comics and cartooning: the Kubert School in Dover, New Jersey. Dave has since worked as a graphic artist for over 20 years. He is proficient in illustration, caricature, cartooning, comic book art, and graphics software such as Corel Draw, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. Dave designed an overwhelming majority of the gaming tokens manufactured during the 1990s. Dave's professional background also includes designing interior and exterior signs for the Las Vegas casino market, he was the editorial cartoonist for the Ottumwa Courier, and he's since branched off into book illustrations, t-shirt design, privately commissioned work. Dave is currently hard at work on a series of mermaid illustrations for a Mermaid Art book; a graphic novel titled "Clockgirl and the League of Useless Superheroes";"Pineapple Street" , a traditional newspaper comic strip; and a series of novellas titled "Ann Zanity". and he recently penned "Diving Back into the Dating Pool" available on Amazon. All of these projects to be released through Lucky Thirteen Presents, a start-up indie small press collective. www.luckythirteenpresents.com|
David also has a bachelors degree in General Psychology. A few years back he released a solo CD through Fossil Records (which closed its doors about a year later). He plays a mean saxophone, as well as electric bass, electric guitars, synthesizers, and isn't a half bad drummer. He sings too, but the cat on the fence next door asked him to stop. Crazy cat. Dave feels a bit odd talking about himself in the third person but that doesn't stop him from wanting to eat your brains. Yum.
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Current Residence: Hell, Iowa
Favorite genre of music: Progressive metal/rock • Industrial • Jazz • Classical
Favorite photographer: That guy that took the photo of Tom, from Myspace.
Favorite cartoon character: Harley Quinn • Cerebus • Zootanapus • Fathom • Ashley 2.0 • Batgirl
Personal Quote: "Really, Speck, it looks like a rainbow thew up in here!" - Ann Zanity