Saturday, January 25, 2020

Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show

Between 2005 and 2013, I had the privelege of contributing art to twenty-two issues of Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show. Sadly, the online magazine printed its final issue in 2019. It will be missed. Below are a few of the illustrations I created for the magazine. I'm grateful for the opportunity I had to be a part of such a great project.

From the story Aim for the Stars by Tom Pendergrass - Issue 15

From the story The Vicksburg Dead by Jens Rushing - Issue 20
Intergalactic Honor, 3rd place, Best Interior Art, 2010

From the story This Is My Corporation, Eat, by Lon Prater - Issue 23

From the story Story with Pictures and Conversation by Brontops Baruq - Issue 26

From the story Winning Veronica's Heart by Ian Creasey - Issue 32

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Common Cuckoo

Common Cuckoo (First Draft)
By Kevin Wasden © 2020

I am a common cuckoo,
      destructive and deceitful,
         blameless by nature.

My father and his family,
      they think me theirs,
          in spite of my stature,
               in spite of my paleness,
                    despite the prudence in my eyes.

Survival restrains my guilt, but,
     it is only a matter of time, before
          it escapes.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Beskar Vader

© 2020 Kevin Wasden

What if Vader wore Beskar armor?  And, what if Vader wielded the Dark Saber and led the Mandalorians?  That, I believe, would be an interesting story.

One More Cast

© 2019 Kevin Wasden

One More Cast
By Kevin Wasden © 2020

I am addicted,
as any gambler
who petitions,
“Just one more hand.”

Beneath the river’s flow
glides my prize,
     silver and gold,
     spotted and scaled.
And even though
      I can scarcely see
      in the waning light,
and my line locks
     in the eyelet ice,
and my wife is home
     wondering where I am,
I lie to myself
     again and again,
      “Just one more cast.”