Philosophy on Magic

The Goal – To create stories that are filled with meaning and entertainment. We are not seeking to redefine fantasy, or web-lit, or literature. We seek to create the best tale possible, and convey such to an avid audience. A story is a spell unto itself, and the magic is much more persuasive when the caster understands the words.

The Art – Fantasy is the genre of choice. We will be showcasing short stories, flash fiction, comics and artwork by a host of creators.  As a wise man once quoted: “In the Beginning was the Word.” We start with the words on the page, characters and worlds brought to life by ink and imagination. From there we go where the story takes us.

The Audience – The most important part of any story: you. Without you the greatest tale is the ramblings of a mind to an empty room. If you like what you see, please share, comment and talk us up. Any questions you may have, we will try to respond as quickly as possible.

Who are these people? Well…

The Writer

Jack Holder – The brains behind the madness. Since I picked up The Dragonlance series by Margaret Weiss and Tracy Hickman in middle school, I have been irrevocably turned towards writing. I will always have a book on my mind and person, and when I’m not thinking about writing, I’m working on my Master’s at Boston University or looking for the right Faerie Mound.

I can be reached at arcaneinkdustries@gmail.com

The Artists

Eric Muller

Eric Muller (Joining the Ride, Making the Cut) – Eric Muller is a portraitist and illustrator specializing in the black and white, or monochromatic, media. His expertise lies in pen & ink, pencil, graphite and charcoal, as well as silhouette, and pyrography (woodburning technique on unfinished wood plaques or other wood items).

Artworks range in subject from fine portraiture of family, friends and pets to landscapes, buildings and architectural elements, to vehicles of land, sea, and air. He has also illustrated books, created caricatures, and developed logo designs. His work delves into the genres of fantasy, science fiction, action adventure as well as the world of comic books and is all crafted by hand.

Graduating in 1989 from Maryland’s Salisbury University with a Bachelors degree in Advertising Illustration, Eric has worked with clients both private and commercial. These include the Tennessee Center for Bioethics and Culture, Lehigh Valley Doctors Who Care, Penn State University, the University of California San Diego, the San Diego Rotory Club, and Thunderbolt Mountain Miniatures. He is also a member of the Portrait Society of America.

Eric’s artwork has been shown and sold at San Diego’s International Comic Convention for several years selling close to all pieces each year. He is still only relatively new at this genre of art and finds each piece he does a great challenge. Eric Muller’s business, Hand in Hand Artworks, is located in Orefield, PA. He is husband to his understanding wife, Patricia, and proud dad to sons Joshua, Daniel and Benjamin. He would like to give thanks and total credit for all his gifts to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Eric’s artwork can be found here.