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 …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 12.29.18

by on December 30, 2018 :: 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 at www.MadSwirl.com! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week on Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum… we launched a holiday idyllic, sat a season psychedelic; we found a flood in specks of blood; we flew away …

Mad Swirl Open Mic : 01.02.19

by on December 26, 2018 :: 0 comments

Join Mad Swirl this 1st Wednesday of January (aka 01.02.19) at 8:00 SHARP as we swirl up the mic at our mad mic-ness home, The Regal Room (located inside of Independent Bar & Kitchen)! A heapin’ helpin’ of musical mad grooves from Swirve (Chris Curiel with special guest Chris Holmes on skins) will start us off. After that, join in & …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 12.22.18

by on December 23, 2018 :: 0 comments

“Against the ruin of the world, there is only one defense: The creative act.” Kenneth Rexroth ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Mad Swirl is mighty pleased to bring back visual artist Stephen Vanderhaar with more crazy cartoons, illustrating silly scenarios only a mad mind like Vanderhaar could dream up. Suffice it to say, we’re glad an i-mad-gination like Stephen’s isn’t going …

Merry Mad-ness & A Happy New Swirl

by on December 22, 2018 :: 0 comments

It’s that time of the year when we emote our inner most happy (or other) to any and all with whom we share these days. From now (yesterday, actually) until New Year’s Day, and a little beyond, we will be seeing Holiday verses from a few of our Contributing Poets and Staff here at Mad Swirl. Poets from our whole …