Ksenia Svincova is best known by her alias Iren Horrors, by her name you can tell she has a great calling to the gothic curiosities and ascetics! She is a freelance illustrator from Russia who spends her days working on commissions and sharing her inner world.
Ksenia is best known for works in a cartoon-gothic style, depicting the world how she sees it through a strong Gothic aesthetic. Her creativity is her communication between inner and outer worlds.
Ksenia has a passion for mythological subjects, folktales, and dark gothic culture in all its mysterious forms, as well as other areas of the dark arts. This is where she finds her inspiration for her illustrations and reimagines them in her own style.
Lyra Black was born and raised in the Sonoran Desert in the American Southwest, where she fell in love with massive summer thunderstorms and 100-year-old saguaro cacti. She stumbled into magic and the occult at 18, then co-ran the witchcraft blog Recreational Witchcraft with her best friend and coven-mate for several years.
After finishing her degree in Political Science, Lyra moved to Berlin, Germany, where she works as a writer, editor, and her office’s Natal Chart Reader. Though she’s traded in her ceremonial robes for business attire, she has also still been known to give tarot readings by candlelight for the price of one bottle of red wine.
Lyra believes that magic should be accessible, modern, and something that each of us can tap into in dark times.
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