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STICKS AND BONES:
Home Is Where the Hearth Is (Issue 1)
Valya Dudycz Lupescu & Madeline Carol Matz

Home Is Where the Hearth Is tells the story of Yaroslav, a displaced house spirit in America looking for a new home. At its heart, this is a fairy tale about love and transformation, and the sacrifices we make to find our place in the world. The 24-page comic will be beautifully illustrated with fully painted pages by Madeline in a style that echoes the art of Czech Art Nouveau painter Alphonse Mucha.

Fully funded by kickstarter supporters, Sticks and Bones is due out Summer 2012! Read more on the
kickstarter page, and stay tuned!


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THE SILENCE OF TREES
Valya Dudycz Lupescu

Too often the women of history
have been silenced,
but their stories have power-
to reveal, to teach, and to transform.
This is one such story. . .

In Chicago’s Ukrainian Village, Nadya Lysenko has built her life on a foundation of secrets. Her beloved dead insist on being heard, through dreams and whispers in the night. They want the truth to come out. Nadya needs to face her past and confront the secrets she buried within–THE SILENCE OF TREES.

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Conclave is an annual print journal that focuses on character-driven writing in contemporary writing and photography. Conclave seeks writing that centers around well-crafted and authentic characters: like Leopold Bloom, Huckleberry Finn, Anna Karenina, Hamlet, Miss Havisham, Hannibal Lecter, Hester Prynne, and others. Whether you love them or hate them, these characters are unforgettable and infuse their stories with life beyond the page. Those are the kinds of characters that we'd like to have populate the pages of Conclave: A Journal of Character.