Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Announcement: UK2's Artists!

We are happy to announce UK2's artists!
Please see our full list of contributors are below.
We are very excited to see this massive amount of fabulousness in our publication.

Thank you to all.


Mia Araujo

Glenn Arthur

Leland Bobbe


Nicoletta Ceccoli

Xiaoqing Ding

Timothy Dolph

Costa Dvorezky

Serge Gay Jr

Vivienne Gucwa

Photographer Hal

Mercedes Helnwein

Andy Hixon

Li Hui

Florian Imgrund

Maciek Jasik

Jarek Kubicki


Natalya NOVA

Alice Pasquini

Mark Powell

Janet Rogerson

Brooke Shaden

michael taylor

Nadia Wicker

Kent Williams

Guim Tio Zarraluki


Katerina Bodrunova

Alberto Bruno

Myra Brooklyn

Emily Kaplan

Nom Kinnearking

Shawna Mouser

Steven Novak

Bianca Rose Neill

Joseph T. PeƱaloza

Cathy Pilkin

Tamara Starr

Vahge Young


Janice Bevilacqua

Christine Conte

Owen Cooney

Megan Correy

Aaron Dietz

Heather Dorn

Shelley Hirsch

Chuck Howe

Raven Kane

Christy King

Lydia McDonald

Erin Parker

Lisa MitchelParker

Trista Payte

Joseph Saldibar

Gus Sanchez

Bud Smith

Christopher Luke Trevilla

Michele Vazquez

Marvin Waldman

Special thanks to all of our editors who put in endless hours of their time to make this happen

Aaron Dietz

Bud Smith
Executive Editor

Erin McParland
Art Editor and Book Designer

Erin Parker
Graphic Designer/Book Production

Christine Conte
Heather Dorn
Chuck Howe
Tracey Lander
Lisa MitchelParker
Gus Sanchez
Joseph Saldibar

Tuesday, October 9, 2012



Uno Kudo is excited to be contributing 100% of VOL 2's proceeds to PEN international
For 90 years PEN has been a global literary community protecting free expression and celebrating literature. Providing grants, awards and support for persecuted writers around the world.

Uno Kudo believes that not only is PEN the perfect charity to receive Volume 2's proceeds, but we also could not have a better role model as the Uno Kudo community of writers and artists look to the future.

Please visit for more information.
Painting by Uno Kudo artist Costa Dvorezky 

If you missed out on Uno Kudo Vol.1: Ripped, don't despair! 
You may still buy it by clicking HERE

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Sneak Peak into UK2 with Florian Imgrund & Aaron Dietz

For your consideration, another sneak speak into Uno Kudo vol.2: Naked with author Aaron Dietz and photographer Florian Imgrund.

Florian's photographs are not just visually stunning, but what sets them a part from other photographic works is that they aren't like "normal" photographs. Florian explains: "The unique charm of analog photographs connected with the original handcraft of photography fascinates me. After I got my first analog camera in summer of 2010 I started shooting more and more. This growing portfolio is the result of my passion. All of these photographs are captured on film, self developed and without any computer manipulation. I hope you‘ll enjoy it".

Florian's work can be found all over the internet, but just for you we thought we'd give some direct links HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE. You may find his portfolio on his website HERE.

Aaron Dietz is an instructional designer and the author of Super, a novel from Emergency Press about commitment, crisis, paperwork, and heartbreak. Dietz's super powers include a high metabolism and the ability to put things back where he got them. He's also pretty good at math. Find out more HERE.

To purchase your own copy of Super, you may click HERE 

If you missed out on Uno Kudo Vol.1: Ripped, don't despair! 
You may still buy it by clicking HERE

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Sneak Peak into UK2 with Bud Smith & Glenn Arthur

Here is your first sneak peek into Uno Kudo Vol. 2: Naked, with author Bud Smith and artist Glenn Arthur.

Bud Smith is a writer from Washington Heights, NYC and the author of the collection of short stories 'Or Something Like That'. Born and raised at the New Jersey shore on Thanksgiving day 1981, he has worked a variety of manual labor jobs; heavy construction in power plants and refineries, stone mason-- building waterfalls, carpenter, painter, general all around demolition, just like a Bruce Springteen song.

Currently he drives his car in and out of New York City everyday, commuting in complete silence, contemplating plot, brevity, hope, indifference and love in the warzones of the wild. At night, he parks his car on the street. It always surprises him when he finds his car is still there when the sun comes up. He says, "Heh. Look at that!" Bud has also worked as an editor on various small press publications and as a recording artist in a music studio. He is currently finishing up a novel about a man faking a terminal illness for a nurse and checking himself into the worst hospital in America. Look for that novel and a new collection of short stories in 2013.

Bud's short fiction has appeared most recently in The Bicycle Review, Red Fez and Full of Crow. You may find more of Bud on his website, HERE, or better yet, you may buy his book, 'Or Something Like That' HERE

Glenn Arthur is a self-taught visual artist from Orange County, California. Born in February of 1979, he grew up in a conservative, religious household with little to no influence in art. After shedding his roots he quickly realized that creating art would be his calling. Although he constantly doodled and sketched throughout his youth, Glenn did not come into painting until his late twenties when a friend forced a paintbrush into his hand and said, “You need to do this!”

Since then Glenn has been diligently working on creating his own brand of beautifully painted images. Using all different types of media, he adds in elements and influential symbols of his past and present to each piece. Beyond the aesthetics of his artwork, Glenn brings an overwhelming sense of passion to his paintings. Touching on themes of love, death, conflict and duality, Glenn’s art tells stories of strength and hope through emotion and sentiment with his sensual beauties and signature hummingbirds.

Glenn’s artwork has been shown in galleries and museums throughout the United States in solo as well as group shows. His work has been published in several art books and magazines and he currently works as the master of ceremonies for Dr. Sketchy’s Anaheim Chapter. You may find more of Glenn on his website HERE or his Facebook page HERE

If you missed out on Uno Kudo Vol.1: Ripped, don't despair! 
You may still buy it by clicking HERE