Hi. My name is Joe Jacovelli. I’m an artist and a writer, and I have a problem.
I like to hang out with the wrong imaginary people.
Example: Are you a young woman with a questionable past and a series of unexplained murders in your wake? (See: Art/”Krissy”) And oh, you’re looking for an accomplice? Then you’re for me. Are you a twenty-something sociopathic superhuman with a nasty god-complex? With a lot of tattoos and a penchant for revenge-driven destruction? (See Art/Circe, Astraea and Calypso) Yeah, of course this is my Trans-Am! Hop in! Was your mother the most violent assassin the world’s ever seen, and now you’re trying to “top” her? (See Fiction/”BAM! We Are Now Dead!”) You get to ride shotgun (pun definitely intended). Or maybe you were thinking of killing your husband, until the end of the world got in the way? Well, temporarily at least. (See: Fiction/”The Last Italian Tune-Up) Oh sweetheart, let’s go for a walk in the fog, you and I- Or perhaps a jog? Orrr hey- are you dealing with a horrible personal tragedy by hosting a downward spiral of increasingly, shall we say, “libertine” house parties? Just so you won’t have to be alone? (See: Fiction/”Party Balloons) Sweet! Where’s the bar?
You see where I’m going here.
Art: I work in ink and charcoal, typically on blue “Savage” paper, mostly for the effect said paper seems to bring out from that media. “Dark” and “Haunting” are words I’ve heard a lot. Which is a good thing, because that’s the kind of world I usually aim to depict. “Dark” and “haunting”, where things are usually coming to an end. Or at least should be.
Writing: A friend and I self-published a novel called “Krissy’s Notebook” under the pen name “Ann-William” and have also written several other short stories (all vaguely referenced above, and mostly posted here on-site). “Krissy” is a sort of domestic noir love story about a man who goes looking for “the girl he used to know”, and too bad for him, finds her“. In fact, most of my stories are dark love stories, at least in some way. It’s just that oftentimes, the world would be a better place if my characters weren’t in it.
My current projects are a “badder, worser” version of “Krissy” and an artbook-style story called “Villains and Birdsong” (see the above “sociopathic superhuman with a god-complex”).
Education: I have a BA in English from East Stroudsburg University (great school with a noble history as a teacher’s college).
Living: I hail from the western Poconos region of PA where I live with my loving wife and darling daughter, too many cars (I love old Mustangs and vintage BMWs), and a really smart Chocolate Lab. Oh, and just in case some dark, Krissy-type girl wants to stalk me or anything, my home address is-
Ouch! My wife just slapped me. She always tells me I don’t know when to stop. Well I’ll show her. I’m gonna stop- Riiight… here.