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About Artist Londa R. Marks

Creating magical worlds is what Londa does best.

The prolific artist, Londa Marks, twice published by the world’s largest publisher of tarot decks and kits such as "Lord Of The Rings Tarot," U.S. Games Systems, Inc., owns 80 of her original oil paintings she created for "Londa Tarot" deck and house them in a private museum along with Salvador Dali tarot and 25th century Visconti-Sforza tarot. U.S. Games also owns and published the first ever created digital tarot deck, "Crows Magick Tarot" with 80 cards and book by Londa R. Marks. 

Stuart Kaplan, CEO U.S. Games Systems said, “You are one of the most talented artist’s I have had the honor of working with.”

Born, Londa O'linn Finkel, February 26, 1952 in an Irish Catholic community of Marietta, Ohio, Londa Marks is mostly a self educated artist. Londa studied under New York artist Murray Stern (1927–1985) in the early 1970's. Murray was an art professor from Athens, Ohio, whose work is in the Kennedy Museum of Art Collection. His work is seen in 30 Broadway plays and 50 movies including Ragtime and Cotton Club. Murray encouraged Londa to focus on her original art and worked closely with her at West Virginia University and his personal studio in Athens, Ohio. 

Art Professor Murray Stern said,“Your original illustrations are knocking me on my ear; you’re a natural.”

The Archives

Londa has also invented, written and designed 15 Tarot decks that include 22 to 78 scenes/cards per kit; Numerous paintings and ink illustrations, products, fashion, catalogs and booklets and 34 music magazines are included in her archives.


Londa Marks 2019 Florence, Italy Studio & Atelier 


Rock Legend News - Mastering Mythology in rock music with digital magazines, free to download. The zines include classic rock legends and modern day rock info, interviews, reviews and has a section for science and technology. It features its own archive images and featured photographers along with images created by Londa R. Marks for Pete Way Facebook Group. Pete Way is a regular feature of the zine. Rock Legend News was founded by Londa R. Marks in 2015. Rock Legend News 30 zines, without major promotion or paid advertising, stats from July 28, 2016 -  October 9, 2020 1,620,248 +  Readers/Viewers

Since 2016


1984 - 1990 Londa R. Marks, a founder/sponsor of HAWK Rock Band, Hollywood and found original members: Charles Morrill (magazine cover above), Lonnie Vincent (Bulletboys), Scott Travis, Doug Marks (1984-1986/7). Glenn Burtis (from Lita Ford), original drummer replaced by Scott Travis (Judas Priest). Doug Marks ( is also a founder. HAWK played venues during 1984 - 1986/7 alongside of Motley Crue, Poison and similar. Along with being a sponsor Londa’s jobs included finding musicians for the band, image designer, graphic artist, photographer, booking, general manager and choreographer consultant. May 27, 2018, the HAWK Facebook page has about 1900 followers and HAWK Youtube channel collectively has over 500k views. 




Alchemist Publishing publishes Londa R. Marks' Rock Legend News online magazines along with her self invented numerous products including Tarocchi games, luxury products, fashion & accessories and reproduction medieval furnishings. The publishing company was founded in 1993 by Londa R. Marks just after being published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc., Londa Tarot & Crow's Magick Tarot decks and books/kits. Londa Tarot included 80 paintings now housed in U.S. Games private art museum alongside Salvador Dali art and 15th century Visconti-Sforza decks. 

Rock Legend News zines are published by Alchemist Publishing LLC through ISSUU, the world’s largest electronic publishing and discovery platform for magazines, catalogs, newspapers, and other publications and registered with R.R. Bowker LLC., based in New Providence, New Jersey, incorporated in Delaware, an exclusive agent for issuing International Standard Book Numbers (ISBNs) for works to the book trade, including publishers, booksellers, libraries, and individuals; its roots in the industry trace back to 1868.


Rock Legend News can be found on ISSUU alongside Classic Rock, Fender, Circus, Guitar World, Music Connection, Drum Media, Rolling Stone, The History of Rock, Heavy, In Rock, Metal Hammer, Billboard, MRF (Frontiers Records, Italy).


Londa R. Marks founded Pete Way Facebook Group in 2015. Pete Way is bass legend and founder of UFO/WAYSTED/FASTWAY, and has performed with 

Michael Schenker, Fast Eddie Clarke, Andy Parker, Phil Mogg, Paul Raymond, Paul Chapman, Neil Carter, Jerry Shirley, Uli Jon Roth, Jason Bonham, Lemmy Kilmister, Wayne Findlay, Aynsley Dunbar, Herman Rarebell, Clive Edwards, Nacho Jase, Kamil Woj, Danny Vaughn, Nikki Sixx, Slash, Simon Wright, Robin George, Twisted Sister, Chris Glen, Danny Peyronel, Johnny Dee,  Spike and other top names in rock. 

Londa R. Marks is administrator,  manages and installs historic memorabilia related to Pete Way. The Group has over 4,000 members.


Wicked Wear


Legend Attitude




The fashion divisions under the designers label LONDA FIRENZE are:

  • Wicked Wear™ (rock clothing, and accessories).

  • Londa Firenze® (luxury fashion lines and home decor).

  •  Legend Attitude™ (edgy, trendy, rock clothing and accessories.

  • World Of Tarot® (tarot, astrology, tarot prints, tarot cards, casual wear, decor and accessories).

  • Way Of The Sword® (tarot project).


Her earliest inspiration came from being with her grandmother, where the art books were, and when she saw the back of her grandmother's couch or, in Londa's eyes, saw a large canvas that was ideal for the perfect medium, her grandmother's handy lipstick. Being age 2 has its advantages… Being Catholic opened the Italian doors to art that resonated with Londa and has not stopped. 

Approaching her teens, as she discovered how rock music inspired her artwork, her daily walks to Catholic school turned a sidewalk into her stage and the grass her audience. She would sing to the grass then continue on her large front porch after school - ten steps up from the street - after plugging her radio into the porch outlet, well, until her mother ripped the plug out of the socket during her performance. Nevertheless, Londa could always retreat to creating her own worlds, silently through the magic of art.


Alchemist Publishing has published Londa R. Marks since 2001.



Londa Marks 1994


Londa Marks 1954 age 2, at her grandmother's house, where it all started. 


Londa Marks 2014

Pete Way
Londa R. Marks Founded Pete Way Facebook Group January 2015 
Artist's Son

Printer & Product Crafter at
Alchemist Publishing LLC

 "They did everything right."
—Timeless Spirit Magazine
Hawk Rock Band 80s Hollywood

Image designer & graphic artist 

Additional Details

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Londa Tarot

By Londa R. Marks

Londa Tarot is Londa Marks first tarot deck of 15 tarot decks she has created. It was named by CEO Stuart Kaplan, owner of U.S. Games Systems, Inc., Stamford, CT.