about

I have been known to dabble in just about anything, but my primary jams are writing (fiction) and visual art (comics, painting, doodles, and even tattoos on occasion).*

Scroll down for a list of my publications! For an extended review of my CV, including educational background and work experiences, click on the appropriately named tab in the navigation bar.

*I also podcast and edit and tweet and work as the Art Director/Whole Art Department for Barrelhouse Magazine.


Tom McAllister from Book Fight! blurbed me thusly*:

"Killian Czuba is the roux that thickens your soup; seemingly ordinary at first, but capable of alchemy, of binding the unbindable, of stabilizing the unstabilizeable. In the four course meal of life, she's the unsung hero--not as flashy as the ceviche and the foie gras but infinitely more important. The cornerstone of the entire culinary experience, she is flour and butter combined and cooked over low heat and transformed into something magical and unexplainable."

*as a joke, before he knew me. But it's still totally accurate and now we're basically BFFs NO BIG DEAL


Since 2015, I have been a pledged member of Giving What We Can. I give 10-20% of my monthly income to effective charities like Against Malaria Foundation, Schistosomiasis Control Initiative, Deworm the World, and Give Directly, and to organizations that research and support these charities, such as Giving What We CanGiveWell, and Open Philanthropy Project. So when you support my work, you are also supporting all of these amazing initiatives that help humans around the world! :)

Giving What We Can Pledge:
“I recognise that I can use part of my income to do a significant amount of good. Since I can live well enough on a smaller income, I pledge that for the rest of my life or until the day I retire, I shall give at least ten percent of what I earn to whichever organisations can most effectively use it to improve the lives of others, now and in the years to come. I make this pledge freely, openly, and sincerely.”

publications and awards

COMIX/ART:
Cover art for And the Stars Look Very Different Today & Dig If You Will the Picture for Barrelhouse, 2016.
Illustrations for "MY GOD THIS PIECE OF SHIT WORLD SURE IS PRETTY SOMETIMES: AN INTERVIEW WITH KEVIN MALONEY" on Hobart, 2015.

Two illustrations for stories in Hobart Handbooks: Baseball, 2015. 
"1985," Barrelhouse Issue 14, 2015
"Oregon Coast Goblin Harvests Sugarkelp,"  Goblin Week Zine 2014
"Sphinx," "Lizard Lady," "Gamayun," Oxford Art Circus Gallery Show, 2013


FICTION/PROSE:
"Fast Forward," a review of Kara Platoni's We Have The Technology, Distillations, Vol. 2 No. 4 / February 2017
"The Sahara Affair," The Egret's Crossing, 2015
"Eat Me When I am Dead," Cyberhex, 2015

"Grafting Experiences Like Hides: An Conversation with Laura Pritchett," Fiction Writers Review, June 2014
"Canis Lupus Astra," Rivet, Spring 2014
"Or: When Jack Met Sylvia," Winner of Tom & Phyllis Burnam Undergraduate Fiction Award, 2008

MISC:
Licensed Tattooist in Portland, OR
Art Director for Barrelhouse Magazine
 
Founder/Podcaster/General Editor for The Apiary