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Artizen 3-10

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HOHO Halloween! While many people seem to let their hair down at Halloween with gore and human-borne terrors, I really have to say that I prefer more symbolic demons. As I'm thinking about that, I don't feel there is any less psychology involved - sometimes a previously innocent object can be made truly terrifying - just ask any kid with a closet or space under his bed. But for me, I don't so much enjoy wallowing very long (if at all) in what real humans are capable of doing. That kind of catharsis has no edge of giddy glee to go with it, for me. With this in mind, I think I've discovered why I particularly love some of the historic and folksy Halloween artisans who pull from toys and jack o'lanterns and imaginary goblins but fill them with just enough dastardly expression to add a chill. Jorge de Rojas has long been one of my favorites and I was thrilled to include him in this issue. I caught him getting on a plane Handmade Holiday Art by J

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