Tuesday, August 3, 2021

It's almost time! -


Our next issue will be published September 1, 2021. 

This season's offering is positively packed full of delightfully witchy content! Our readers rose to the challenge, and sent in so much amazing artistry for this edition's theme. 

We're proud to present so many astonishing artists in this issue, beginning with Marguerite Surich Noschese, our esteemed Spotlight Profile. If you haven't yet seen Marguerite's wonderful, eccentric, lifelike "witchy woman" sculptures, hold on to your witch hats, folks, because her artistry is really going to knock you off your broomstick!

One of Marguerite's fabulous witchy women


We also are thrilled to welcome Bob Lizarraga, one of the most prolific and amazing monster artists in the world. With a resume that reads like a monster kid's fantasy tour (from MAD Magazine to Warner Brothers to Disney and beyond), Bob's epic caricatures and surrealism is truly mindblowing. We've been a fan of Bob's for a long time now, and are quite proud to own several pieces of his work in our personal collection.

                                            "Bride of Flankenstein" by Bob Lizarraga


The phenomenal works of Ray Villafane have been seen around the world, on TV, in movies, and magazines. He is a Halloween artist like no other, with his incredible life-like carvings done on pumpkins.

                               Ray Villafane and one of his fantastic pumpkin carvings

And, we're saving the best for last! - may we now present our very, very special guest, singer/actress/humanitarian Dolly Parton, whose poignant 2002 song 'These Old Bones' off of her 'Halos and Horns' album, will surely move you to laughter and tears. It is a song of love, understanding and ultimate acceptance, wrapped around the life of a simple mountain woman healer that everyone thought was a witchy woman that Dolly once knew as a child. We are so grateful to be able to have our beloved Dolly and her incredible song in this, our second issue, of the magazine. 

These are but a teasing few of the many incredible artists we are excited to be able to present to you this year.  Keep watching for updates and a full list of the artists in the days and weeks to come!

Like last year's premiere issue, Autumn Brilliance is published as a digital, online magazine, produced in a fun and easy to use 'flip book' format. This way, there are zero carbon emissions, and you can access it anywhere, from any device. 

Because we've had an enormous amount of readers requesting a printed copy, we may consider doing a "print on demand" edition, but at the present moment, that is quite costly and we don't want to have to charge anyone a fortune for printing it. But don't lose hope, we are indeed looking into a cost-effective solution, and will let you all know as soon as we have the information to pass along!

 In the meantime, please keep watching here and on our Facebook page for further updates on how you can get your very own copy of the Fall 2021 edition of Autumn Brilliance.

 In the meantime, don't forget that you can access your FREE copy of last year's debut issue by clicking this link.