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MADHOUSE FINDS LOVE IN PATIENT'S FASHION

PATIENT: RANDI LOVE ILLNESS: FASHION   • When did you start creating? Why did you pick the genre/style you work it? I have always drawn and painted since I can remember but I really started getting into designing clothes when I was around 13. I have notebooks and notebooks full of fashion illustrations and designs. I started to make purses for my friends and I. By highschool, I could not find anything in the stores that I felt made a statement or defined me, so, I made my own. I didn't really "pick" a genre or style I just have always created what I love and what I would want to wear. I've always been into horror movies, heavy metal, and vintage everything so all of that gets incorporated into my creations. • Did you go to school for it? If so, where and what did you study? Yes I did. I graduated with a BFA in Fashion Design from the Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus, Ohio. • Where you get your ideas from? Do you journal, sketch, photo

WYTOVICH FINDS PATIENT BRAINSICK AND DAMNED

PATIENT: STEPH SCIULLO ILLNESS: ARTIST "I am a visual Artist from Pittsburgh PA. I am self taught, undisciplined and unapologetic. In art and in life...I've never taken well to being told what to do, say or think. Art is about freedom and imagination run wild. I have no time for technique, for -isms or labels. I also have no name to hang on whatever it is I do, nor do I have any interest in trying. That is for others to decide. Art is what it is: created in the moment, experienced in the moment. If you appreciate my end result, I thank you." When did you start creating? Can't remember a time when I haven't. It's just my nature. Even if all I have is a shred of paper in my hand I'll scrunch it, or tear it ,or shape it into something. Sort of a compulsion I suppose. Why did you pick the genre/style you work it?   I didn't pick it. It picked me. My eyes go to certain colors and shapes. Certain subject matter. I know what I like to look at, an

IT'S A NEW DAY IN THE MADHOUSE

PATIENT: DAVID DAY ILLNESS: WRITER •    When did you start writing? Why did you pick the genre you write in? Like most authors, I started writing at a young age. One of my earliest stories was an assignment in third or fourth grade. We had to write something like 5-10 pages, one sentence per page with an illustration, and then we bound them by hand. I wrote about a warrior who had to battle demons, avoid traps, travel through dark caverns, and reach the top of a mountain. Or something like that. I'd like to say I've been an avid writer all my life, but that's not exactly true. I've been an avid reader, but when it comes to writing, I've had something of a rocky relationship.   I wrote stories on and off until the end of my freshman year of college, when I transferred universities and switched my major from Mathematics to Creative Writing. During my college years, I leaned heavily toward poetry. I joke now that I didn't have the attention span to wri

MADHOUSE PATIENT DIES AFTER WATCHING TAPE

PATIENT: JOE BORR ELLI ILLNESS: WRITER • When did you start writing? Why did you pick the genre you write it? I got started writing pretty early in my life. I was a voracious reader as a child and I always assumed writers were just hardcore readers who discovered they had a story to tell. I picked up a copy of William F. Nolan’s How To Write Horror Fiction as a tween and that’s when my identity as a writer really kicked in. I remember writing 80-page Friday the 13 th fanfic pieces after picking up the young adult novels by Eric Morse, which I think was my first big work, and I learned the fundamentals of storytelling through running games of Vampire: The Masquerade and Call of Cthulhu. I’m a little leery of saying that I “picked a genre” to write. It sounds like I made a monogamous commitment to one style or motif. One of the things I love about writing is the sense of opportunity. I feel like I can take a shot at many different media because I’m sharpening my skills at