I'd like to give this man a pat on the back with a brick, the accepted Antipodean tradition. He's unselflishly given of his time (and the odd coin) to my projects, making them far better than they would have been otherwise.

He is not only a talented graphic designer, but a great writer, artist and illustrator, and without his help I'd still be just an enthusiastic amateur. 

Thanks, mate.


Dave Freeman

Professional idiot and repeat pencil-stealer


Dave started life young and regressed from that stage until he is now his own grandfather. Amongst his many achievements are none worth mentioning.


Dave is new to publishing but has had some prose and poetry published in Facets of Friendship – an anthology of work from the Creative Writers Group and online in Australian Reader. However he has been posting on writers’ sites for some years.

As an advertising copywriter, many of his more intentionally seductive works have appeared in press and magazine ads throughout Victoria and Western Australia. As this volume attests, Dave has done a bit of drawing as well.  


Scribbler and occasional linoleum layer 

John Irvine is an old aged pensioner in New Zealand with delusions of immortal failure and a cynical view of life. He has a mole under his left arm, and a wife who hates pizza and tripe. He hopes to die painlessly one day without warning, and with a minimum of leakage.


John had a volume of poetry published in 2005 by Zenith Publishing Group:

http://www.zenithpublishing.co.nz of New Zealand called Man of Stone. It has been positively reviewed in NZ’s Takahe magazine by Raewyn Alexander, in Valley Micropress by Tony Chad and given a thorough pizzling by Sam Smith of The Journal in the UK. John’s pathetically grateful for all of that. He also has a web site where you can waste some time: www.cooldragon76.com 

He has been published in a number of print and online magazines, including Australian Reader, Wicked Karnival, Black Ink Horror, Illuminations, Sam Smith’s Select Six, Whispers of Wickedness, Scifaiku, Stylus, the NZ Poetry Society’s 2006 haiku anthology and NZ’s own Magazine. And now he may be read in that truly amazing, splendiferous, astounding, heroic online magazine Noneuclidean Café. 

John Irvine