Yes, I do read the “Contributors” section of magazines and journals and study the array of author and artist credentials, which are always publications, prizes, occupations, affiliations, and educations. Here’s one that stands out from all that:
FELIX SOCKWELL is a designer and illustrator living in Maplewood, New Jersey. The illustration on the cover of this magazine, “Truth Seeker,” is a piece that he has been developing, redeveloping, and agonizing over for fourteen years.
From Poetry, September 2008.