We are thrilled to present the cover for the 2023 issue of Deep Wild Journal, featuring a watercolor image by Tucson artist Kat Manton-Jones, entitled “Ce:wi Duag Starry Night, from the Ancestral Lands of the Hohokam.”

“Ce:wi Duag Starry Night”, from the ancestral lands of the Hohokam,
©Kat Manton-Jones

Kat Manton-Jones is a self-taught watercolor artist, sketch-hiker, and sketchbook journalist. She is a Saguaro Fellow of the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild, an Artist in Residence at Guadalupe Mountains National Park (2018) and a recipient of the Arts Heritage Fund honoring Janet Tifft (2018-2019). She lives in Tucson, Arizona, and spends time backpacking, hiking, painting, and sketching. She completed the Arizona National Scenic Trail as a section hiker on September 9, 2021. To learn more about Kat and her work, find her on Facebook or go to katlasjourney.com

Kat is no stranger to the pages of Deep Wild. Excerpts from the Katlas, her illustrated journal of hiking on the Arizona Trail, were featured in a full-color insert in the inaugural issue of Deep Wild in 2019. In 2020, her Anasazi Animals series of pen-and-ink drawings of creatures from the Sonoran Desert was our featured portfolio. And now this luminous image of a Southern Arizona mountain in starlight!

Deep Wild Journal is the home for creative work inspired by journeys to places where there are no roads. Our 2023 issue, featuring essays, stories, and poems by 46 writers, is due out this June. To take advantage of our Pre-Release Subscription Sale and to learn more about the journal, visit deepwildjournal.com/subscribe/

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