The Best of Mad Swirl : 01.19.19

by on January 20, 2019 :: 0 comments

“Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.” Edgar Allan Poe ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Mad Swirl welcomes to the visual arts stage, Virginia-based writer and photographer, Tony Gentry. The thing that spoke most loudly to us from Gentry’s work is the otherwise everyday nature of that which seems to beckon to him. There …

New Featured Artist : Tony Gentry

by on January 18, 2019 :: 0 comments

Mad Swirl welcomes to the visual arts stage, Virginia-based writer and photographer, Tony Gentry. The thing that spoke most loudly to us from Gentry’s work is the otherwise everyday nature of that which seems to beckon to him. There is something ironic to some of his photographs – a bride walking down a dirty city-street with her groom in tow or a …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 01.12.19

by on January 13, 2019 :: 2 comments

“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” Jack London ••• The Mad Gallery ••• It’s been good visitin’ Stephen’s mad illustration i-mad-gination! But as all good things do, this too must pass. Stay tuned next week when we’ll be delivering to you yet another bad ass artisté that is gonna swirl up your …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 01.05.19

by on January 6, 2019 :: 0 comments

••• The Mad Gallery ••• To see all of Stephen’s swirly’n’silly yet perfectly profound scenes, as well as our other featured artists, visit Mad Swirl’s Gallery. ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week on Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we liked where we sat with our lizard tatt; we met the girl who would change the world; we made a …

20 Years of Madness & Still Swirl’n

by on January 5, 2019 :: 0 comments

t’was 20 years ago today that Mad Swirl began to whirl our way! Yep, a full score ago, our creative outlet, Mad Swirl, was born! I still can’t believe we’ve been swirlin’ together since way back in 1999. Who woulda thunk that an idea to start a small local zine would have evolved into the worldwide presence that it is today? Not …

Notes of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 01.02.19

by on January 4, 2019 :: 0 comments

To ALL ye yin & yang hangers, ye yang & yin winners, ye lookers for the new, ye bookers of the blue skies beyond the auld lang syne… ye transformers & reformers & resolved heart warmers came & shook the old & new together to make a “now” like no other at Mad Swirl’s New Year 2019 Open Mic! Here’s …