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