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The Gardener's First Rule, ©2019 Arturo Ibrido

The Gardener's First Rule, ©2019 Arturo Ibrido

Arturo Lauria, also known as Moloch or Dr.Brain, is a 30yrs old visual artist and author based in Italy. He comes from a small village in the Deep South of Italy, and now lives in Florence.

In 2012 he earned a nomination by Treviso comicbook festival, as “revelation author of the year”, in 2013 won the first prize at the Geekie Awards with Colonus, a dark sci-fi graphic novel written by Ken Pisani, drawn by Arturo, published by Dark Horse comics. During the last years he also collaborated with Top Cow,, Heavy Metal magazine and Sergio Bonelli editore, for which he’s working on his second story of Dylan Dog, the famous paranormal detective character from the Italian publisher.

You can contact him at, or find his work at ArtStation and at Heavy Metal.

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27 Nov 2023

you no longer have image. in photos your cheek² sharpens, vectors.
That cis-tem is now only a speck.
Mushrooms didn’t exactly sweep sci-fi, fantasy, and horror, but much like their real-world inspiration they persisted, growing in the damp, dark crevices of the creative minds of every generation. They were a template for the anxieties of each age, seasoned with the fears of the era.
Stories of extensive evil, in which the threat is not a single villain, nor even a man-made pollution monster, but systemic structures of harm in which we are all complicit, offer tools to think through real-life problems, which are rarely fixed by defeating one villain.
Writing While Disabled 
Well, when people say writing every day, I think some people take it too literally. I think there's a lot of misunderstanding about writing every day. People use the term dailyness to mean consistency. Write Consistently. Time-wise, write consistently. You build a practice. Because remember what I said earlier, a writer is someone who writes. It's about being in the present. Writing has to be a present practice for you. That's all it means.
My most hearty and luxurious greetings fam, hope all are doing well. Friends, I feel like I often start this column by saying I can’t remember what happened in the previous episode. Today, I honestly cannot remember a single thing that happened last time. Fam, so many things happened lately and my brain has been all over the place. I had to move! I am getting too old for this kind of lifestyle and now I’m not going to unpack anything because I will just have to repack and move again at some point. I don’t know if that is
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