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August 10th, 2011

The Bleeding Mirror Page 07 of 07 Comments about this page

The Bleeding Mirror

(R; Horror/Psychological Drama/Social Commentary) Story and art by David Marshall. This symbolic tale serves as one response to the mass media and urban loneliness. Published in Gore Shriek, a horror anthology published by Fantaco Enterprises, Inc. Read the story overview for more behind-the-scenes details.

Office furniture are exactly what we used at my day job. The Panel 4 storyboard illustration was drawn by Glenn Horvath, my room mate and good friend of the era.

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I fear. Therefore, I am.

Rene Schwiesow | Posted on July 5th, 2015 at 4:45 pm   

I came back to this again today. The first time I read it all I could do was utter the word WoW. I don’t think I noted on first read that a non-comics friend had asked you if you meant this to be public, though that thought had been in my mind as well. I was transfixed today by page 4, beginning with “I fear. Therefore, I am.” I took some time to truly contemplate the statement questioning the difference between the TV and the window, and then took in the tangibility of a “see (but don’t touch) through wall.” Damn that can be a kick-in-the-gut feeling/image. Though focused on the form, forgetting that others can be moved by the content, the internal processing that led you to this graphic utterance must have been an intense panorama of emotions. Oh, I don’t want to forget this line: “Through each, while starving. . .” Going to the last page, the impact of the bleeding mirror, of reflections one may and/or can see when looking into the angles, planes, lines of a face is profound. Thank you.

re: I fear. Therefore, I am.

David Marshall | Posted on July 5th, 2015 at 5:37 pm   

You’re welcome. That was an uncomfortable story to write, draw and get published. Reading it now is still uneasy. Glad to know all the angst is worth it. Thankflly, the world’s a lot larger than my head.

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