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HOWL Covers 52 Artists in 52 Weeks

We’re happy to announce that today marks the one year anniversary of Howl Magazine. Our goal in starting this magazine was to showcase the works and thoughts of artists that inspired and moved us. We’re proud to report that 52 artists were featured in our first year alone. Below is a year in retrospect; revisiting insightful moments from those interviews. Lastly, we want to take this opportunity to thank all the artists we were able to work with and to those of you who followed, read, and supported us throughout the year! More exciting things lie ahead for our magazine and we hope you continue to support us going into the future.

Frances Cannon

“[A few days ago, Trump became president] so i’ve been drawing a lot from these circumstances, making work about staying hopeful, about fighting for your rights, and about standing by and helping one another”

Alexa Coe

“I am concerned with the body as a language;

the restriction of that as well as the celebrations”

Parker Day

“The transmutable nature of identity; the struggle to assert yourself, especially in adolescence; controlled madness”

Martin Cantos

"There’s a difference between being a photographer or a painter or a writer, and an artist. You need a clear statement. Anybody can do anything aesthetically pleasing, but art goes beyond that now. It’s not about the medium. It’s a matter of knowing your reality, your struggles and what’s behind them, the world and your ethics"

Tyler Spangler

“Most of the time good work will find its way to the top and get noticed.

The internet creates a true democracy and levels out the art world playing field”

Linas Vaitonis

“[The art world] is ridiculous, but it’s not a bad thing. It is no more ridiculous than anything else and at least it is true to itself”

Johnny Smith

“I think having two mothers pass away from cancer in my youth pushed me into trying to create art that brings levity and laughter to this scary experience known as "life"

Lea Arnezeder

“We tend to put human beings in boxes , impose rules and restrictions which leads to adults feeling repressed and dominated by the urge of power and recognition.”

Ariel Adkins of Artfully Awear

“The internet allows people to see and experience work that they may never have been able to see in person.One drawback is that people may be less likely to seek art experiences in real life since they can find so much of it online. It’s important to see work with your own eyes if possible – there are nuances and details that are just not as apparent on a screen.”

Agnes B. Widin

“By claiming that we are strong all the time when we aren’t, we create a certain distance from our own feelings and experiences.The more we are willing to make vulnerability our own, the more we dare.”

Megan Doherty

“A lot of my generation are taking things into their own hands and not relying on the big dogs to make their work known. There’s a real DIY approach going on at the minute that I think is really exciting”

Danielle Clough

“I was going to ‘stick it out’ but realized that as soon as you decide to ‘stick something out’ that’s probably the moment you should stop doing it.”

Yasmin Almo

“Fat people can be sad and skinny people can be sad. It's your insides that need to be right.”

Josie Bunce of Vagina Cult

“Watercolor has an essence of hydration — I like the idea of using water to paint a female body”

Jesse Gassongo-Alexander

“When I was much younger, my Mum said she's raising me to be a human rather than a man.”

Sarah Smallwood Parsons

“[In comedy] You do something and people have a physical reaction to it, it’s amazing. I never feel more powerful. A show can erase an entire bad day”

Marina Fini, Multimedia

“A woman can be sexualized for herself, for her own energy, not just for the viewing pleasure of a man.”

Nina Donovan, writer of "Nasty Woman" poem

“The second Trump called Clinton a Nasty Woman, I was like YES THATS IT THATS MY NEXT PIECE. I decided I was going to reclaim the phrase , and I originally intended to make it a funny piece; but the more and more I researched the issues I wanted to discuss, the more serious and emotional the piece became for me. I couldn't stop writing”

Lauralee Benjamin

“I use images appropriated from pornography to hijack the patriarchal sentiments and flip them into feminist narratives”

Samantha Raye of Taste of Streep

"Well the combination of Meryl Streep and food is both peculiar and somewhat fool proof? If that makes sense?"

Montana Kitching