The Starving Artists Workshop began in 1969 when founder/owner Steff Wiltse produced a collection of essays and short stories entitled "The Vulpecula Charter Company" for the Young Adult Science-Fiction Book Club of Harmanus Bleeker Library in Albany New York.
Repetitive stress injury (and the influx of imitation plastic tiffany glass) closed down the craft business almost before it started.
But thanks to the advent of Apple's Macintosh computer, more publications followed: a regional newsletter for the fan club Doctor Who Northeast, as well as infozines for the Macintosh Enthusiasts Computer Club of Albany and the North Eastern Users of the Macintosh, Inc.
…when she began taking commissions for designs in stained-glass and then composed the score for The Salem Lamplighters Production of "A Christmas Carol" in 1984.
The Workshop's main claim to fame, however, has been the four-year run of it's internationally-acclaimed monthly, "Pipeline," for fans of the 1987 TV series "Beauty and the Beast."
Paper and ink were left behind in the mid '90's as newsletter publication morphed into design and/or management of websites for authors, actors, artists, and all manner of special events.