Pablo Vision

Pablo Vision

Manchester, United Kingdom

About Pablo Vision

pablo vision - multimedia art anarchist


Written work and/or internal illustrations published:

Tree Killer Ink #9
Beat The Dust – Oct 2010 - Spoken Word Issue
Tree Killer Ink #7
Tree Killer Ink #5
Clinical, Brutal: An Anthology of Writing with Guts (Clinicality Press)
Paraphilia Magazine Issue Five
Mungbeing 28
Quantum Genre in the Planet of Arts
Paraphilia Magazine Issue Three
Heavy Bear (featured artist & cover art)
Paraphilia Magazine Issue One
Black River Publishing - Literary Bitch
Mungbeing 23
Black-Listed Magazine
Heroin Love Songs Vol. 4
Epic Rites 2
Umbrella (including cover art)
The Poetry Warrior
Bare Back Magazine
The Shine Journal
Rural Messengers Press - Side of Grits
Sein und Werden - Fetishes and Philias
MungBeing 22
Epic Rites 1
Clockwise Cat 12
Fissure Magazine (Shadow Archer Press)
Eviscerator Heaven 4
Sein Und Werden - Memento Mori (print issue)
Sein Und Werden - Memento Mori (online issue)
Neonbeam 6
MungBeing 21
Eviscerator Heaven 2
Debris Magazine
Zygote in my Coffee
Heroin Love Songs Vol. 1 (pushcart nominated)
MungBeing 20
Instant Pussy
Neonbeam 5
Sein und Werden - Sein, Cos, Tan
Clockwise Cat 10
Cherrypicked Hand
Gloom Cupboard (Erbacce Press)
Dogzplot Flash Fiction Anthology
Beat The Dust (selected by guest editor Mark SaFranko)
Straight From The Fridge
Bad Marmalade
Word Slaw
Lit Up Magazine
Up The Staircase
Medusa Netzine

Stories about pablo vision published at The New York Review, Lit Up Magazine, Clockwise Cat, Bad Marmalade, &c


Elegantly Naked In My Sexy Mental Illness

by Heather Fowler

Art and Appendices by Pablo Vision

Published by Queen's Ferry Press

Heather Fowler’s fourth collection of fiction speaks the language of need. Desperate, obsessive, even demented need—both emotional and erotic—is voiced by characters ill or ill-advised. From cyber to stalker, illicit, explicit, tender and tedious, the relationships in Elegantly Naked In My Sexy Mental Illness translate love and lust into disorder. How we hear our own need and the way it sounds to others proves in these enthralling stories an imperfect but utterly captivating conversation, a destructive yet dynamic discourse between well-being and disease, images and words.


PRAISE for Elegantly Naked In My Sexy Mental Illness:

“The stories in Heather Fowler’s Elegantly Naked In My Sexy Mental Illness span time and space, sanity and insanity, our dreams and our nightmares. From Renaissance Italy to the French Revolution to the modern dangers of Facebook stalkers, Fowler’s characters explore all of the pleasures and pains of love, that “monster…forged from both hope and desire.” Fowler takes risks; each story is a spellbinding journey. I can’t think of a short story collection I’m more excited to recommend this year.”

—Shaindel Beers, author of A Brief History of Time and The Children’s War and Other Poems

“Heather Fowler writes stories that need to be written. Unabashedly ripping open the emotional turmoil that continues to plague the lives of men and women, Fowler crafts fantastical tales that reveal the underbelly of our pains and desperation. She’s the heir of Angela Carter, caressing words like lovers, making the unreal real.”

—Paula Bomer, author of Nine Months and Inside Madeleine

“In Elegantly Naked In My Sexy Mental Illness, Heather Fowler draws us into characters buzzing with internal lives that feel eerily familiar, as though she is showing us a piece of ourselves. What is chilling—and addictive—about her writing is how often those internal lives are ones of disorder. Her renderings remind us of the sanity within insanity, and they do indeed reveal the elegance—and sexiness—of the seamy underbelly of what it means to be human, of the most private parts of our bodies and brains.”

—Ming Holden, author of The Survival Girls

“The characters in Heather Fowler’s Elegantly Naked In My Sexy Mental Illness are so vulnerable and full of yearning that I read the collection with my heart in my throat. Their lives of quiet desperation are rendered with such depth and grace that they seem to haunt the stories they inhabit even while they live and breathe inside them. Fowler is truly a master of her craft.”

—Rebecca Kanner, author of Sinners and the Sea

“The characters in Heather Fowler’s fiction are strange and magnificent, sad and strong, trapped and independent, adjusted and not. In other words, they are real. The sheer variety of stories in Elegantly Naked In My Sexy Mental Illness is striking and the pure athletic grace with which each is told is testament to Fowler’s willingness to stretch and experiment. This is an author with a voluminous bag of tools. She is daring and audacious in all the right ways. There is a delight to her surprises, her wonderments. Savor her titles, which, emblematic of her range, are pithy, mordant, cerebral, playful and ingenious: ‘Giant Balloon Animal Tragedies,’ ‘Good Country. People’ (with its conscious echoes of Flannery O’Connor, an author to whom Fowler can be favorably compared), ‘Speak to Me with Tenderness, Howard Sun.’ Heather Fowler is adept at decoding the human predicament. One yarn begins, ‘Listen, I am telling you a story.’ So you lean closer and, when you do, you can feel the author’s warm breath on your cheek.”

—Corey Mesler, author of Diddy-Wah-Diddy: A Beale Street Suite