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Danse Macabre XXVIII


Happy October! All Saints' Evening is live at Danse Macabre This issue is bountiful and I'm flattered to have ten of my photographs (along with lovely Tarot Death Cards, Grimm plates, and other macabre) illustrate the lush literary offerings. Enjoy this one all month long.

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Paintings by Dimitri Fouquet

"Rizzum & Blues"



"Ravi Shankar"



"Opium Dream"



"Marie Laveau"



"Baron Samedi"



Dimitri Fouquet

(1943-2002)

New Orleans artist

"Evie's Cure" is published at Red Fez