Joseph Knoop



Fantasy Man: An Artist's Experience In the World of Geek Culture

Flying serpents, ebony-skinned elves and fantastic vistas teeming with foreign life inhabit the covers of our favorite fantasy novels, but it can be easy to forget the artists serving as the gatekeepers to new worlds. You can’t judge a book by its cover, but you can certainly ponder the journey the artwork and its creator took to get it to you. Enter Tracy Flynn, fantasy artist and painter. The middle-aged stepfather of one has a knack for bringing to life imaginative worlds evocative of Dungeons & Dragons, turning his passion for the art into a large part of his identity.


Controlled Chaos

Nametags and collared shirts are traded for tattoos and tank tops emblazoned with blood-soaked logos of death metal bands. Lunchboxes become amplifiers, tuned to 11. Two everyday individuals become leading members of the down and dirty punk rock band, Kris Karate.

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