Murky Depths #5

Just got my contributor copies of Murky Depths issue #5, which features my story “Misty Rain”, complete with a seriously creepy illustration by Wayne Blackhurst. I have to admit I am pretty blown away. I mean, I guess I knew it was a horror story while I was writing it, but damn…the art makes it ten times creepier.

Actually I’m quite impressed with the magazine in general. The production values are high, it is packed full of both comics and prose fiction and features some beautiful art—particularly the cover art, by Luke Cooper, of a besneakered, pistol-packing grunge angel—and best of all, it looks like a comic book. Yeah!

, , if you have not already submitted to them, I suggest you do so.


  1. Kick ass, Mike. Congrats on getting your contributor copies. Excellent story illustrations are one of life’s greater pleasures.

    I do intend to follow through on your meme, btw, and enjoyed the tale of your heirloom tomatoes, but rather ironically I read your post before promptly coming down with some sort of ugly stomach virus. Better things will have to wait a day or two.

  2. Why, thank you. I agree, illustrations are indeed phenomenal.

    Sorry to hear about your stomach bug. I hope it is not salmonella!

  3. Thanks for the compliment on the cover art. I wasn’t sure if the comic style would work after so many digital paintings and the like. Glad you liked it. I look forward to checking out your own contribution.

    1. You’re welcome. I thought it did indeed work very well–particularly enjoyed the wry expression on her face.
      Thanks for your comment!

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