The Best of Mad Swirl : 04.06.24

by on April 6, 2024 :: 0 comments

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. William Wordsworth ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Celestial Tours ~ Howie Good It should probably go without saying by now that Howie Good is something of a collage wizard – the way he pieces old school images into whimsical tales unlike any other. Howie mixes the classic with a modern wit, creating surreal …

Note of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 04.03.24

by on April 4, 2024 :: 0 comments

This past 1st Wednesday of April (aka 04.03.24) Mad Swirl Open Mic whirl’d up the Swirl at our OC home, Barbara’s Pavillion, getting the Mad mic opened for ALL you Mad ones out there! This month we featured the dynamic duo Opalina & Carlos Salas & their funky-tronic band Your Loving Son! Grats to ALL the participators & appreciators who …

Mad Swirl Podcast : Inside the Eye

by on April 1, 2024 :: 0 comments

The whole Mad Swirl of everything to come begins… NOW! Check out Mad Swirl’s inaugural podcast, “Inside the Eye!” Join hosts Johnny O (Founder, Chief Editor, Creative Director) and MH Clay (Poetry Editor, right hand Mad man) as they whirl up some podcasting swirling madness! Give us a listen on Patreon OR give a listen on Spotify! In this quarter’s episode …

The Best of Mad Swirl : v2023 Anthology

by on April 1, 2024 :: 0 comments

EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT! The Best of Mad Swirl : v2023 is a 110-page anthology featuring 52 poets, 12 short fiction writers, and four artists whose works were presented on MadSwirl.com throughout 2023. We editors reviewed the entire year’s output to ensure this collection is truly “the best of Mad Swirl.” The works represent diverse voices and vantages …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 03.30.24

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I dream of painting and then I paint my dream. Vincent Van Gogh ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Cyber Doll ~ Mitchell Pluto To see all of Mitchell’s vibrantly crafted collage illustrations, as well as our other resident artists (50+ and counting!) take a virtual stroll thru Mad Swirl’s Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week on Mad Swirl’s …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 03.23.24

by on March 24, 2024 :: 0 comments

I am awaiting / perpetually and forever / a renaissance of wonder Lawrence Ferlinghetti ••• The Mad Gallery ••• AI Word Oracle ~ Mitchell Pluto To see all of Mitchell’s vibrantly crafted collage illustrations, as well as our other resident artists (50+ and counting!) take a virtual stroll thru Mad Swirl’s Mad Gallery! ••• The Poetry Forum ••• This last week on …

Mad Swirl Open Mic : 04.03.24

by on March 22, 2024 :: 0 comments

Join Mad Swirl this 1st Wednesday of April (aka 04.03.24) when we’ll be doin’ the open mic voodoo that we do do at our OC home, BARBARA’S PAVILLION! Hosts Johnny O & MH Clay will open the mad mic, starting with some musical grooves brought to you by Swirve (Chris & Tamitha Curiel, Gerard Bendiks). This month we will be …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 03.16.24

by on March 17, 2024 :: 0 comments

The only people for me are the mad ones: the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who… burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow Roman candles. Jack Kerouac ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Cyber Kolossoi II ~ Mitchell Pluto To see all of Mitchell’s vibrantly crafted collage …

The Best of Mad Swirl : 03.09.24

by on March 10, 2024 :: 0 comments

The main thing is to know something and to say it. Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel ••• The Mad Gallery ••• Cyber Kolossoi III ~ Mitchell Pluto Mad Swirl is excited to welcome the talented Mitchell Pluto to the Mad Gallery, with vibrantly crafted collage illustrations that unfold like fragments of a long-forgotten dream. Pluto’s work is a dynamic fusion of abstract shapes …

Featured Artist : Mitchell Pluto

by on March 7, 2024 :: 0 comments

Cyber Kolossoi III by Mitchell Pluto Mad Swirl is excited to welcome the talented Mitchell Pluto to the Mad Gallery, with vibrantly crafted collage illustrations that unfold like fragments of a long-forgotten dream. Pluto’s work is a dynamic fusion of abstract shapes and enigmatic faces – there’s something almost hieroglyphic about them, though each piece is composed of layers far more …