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My art is purely about escapism. I was born in London and grew up on a rough old Docklands estate (it was a mixture of terror, adventure, and fantastic fun) and I was poor enough to have been able to benefit from not owning a TV. Recommended to any aspiring artist! Comics, Mythology, Cinema, Folk Tales, and Science Fiction have all influenced me. Special mention must go to the following people: Frank Frazetta, Barry Windsor-Smith, Chris Foss, Jack Kirby, Ray Harryhausen, Edmund Dulac, J.M.W. Turner, N.C. Wyeth, Muhammed Ali, Clannad, and I think it best if I stop now because the list is endless.

My background has had an influence on the way I see the world. Although I feel essentially English, my dad was Jamaican, and my lovely mum half-English, half-Maltese (hence the Bezzina surname). My great-grandfather was from Naples, which I loved the idea of when I watched those sword and sandal epics as a kid. This business has been very hard for me over the last few years (I'm a ridiculously bad businessman) and I just hope I can keep on painting.

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Current Issue
17 Jan 2022

The land burns so hot and high tonight that Let can see its orange glow even from the heart of The City of Birds. It burns so thick she can taste the whole year’s growth of leaves and branches on her lips. It burns so fast she can almost hear the deer and cottontails scream as flames outrun them and devour them whole.
I writhe in bed with fever, chills, chatters and shivers. The near becomes far as the far comes close.
No one gets married before going to space.
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