Comic Review: Murky Waters: Tales From Beneath (Carnouche Productions)

It’s lurking it’s mucky, it’s down below and on the down-low. Murky Waters, Tales From Beneath has surfaced from Carnouche Productions. This 56-page anthology comic starts out brilliantly with an […]

It’s lurking it’s mucky, it’s down below and on the down-low. Murky Waters, Tales From Beneath has surfaced from Carnouche Productions.

This 56-page anthology comic starts out brilliantly with an incredibly powerful cover by fan favourite Tula Lotay.

The 8 short stories in this Kickstarter all originate from the pen (the keyboard?) of Christian Carnouche, in The Hague, Netherlands

Christian is the creator/writer/publisher of the comic book mini-series, THE RESURRECTED. Christian is from Sydney Australia but has been working in Europe for over eleven years.

The stories, too many to really discuss in detail, are horrific, haunting, and well handled. There are a few extra-strength tales that really reached out and grabbed me by the lapels:

The Ocean Beneath, a chilling Marseille, France story told with illustrations by Alex Diotto (colour by Dearblha Kelly, lettering by Cardinal Rae). Carnouche’s story pacing, the fluidly flowing visuals that suggest a simple warm day at the shore, the gradual suspenseful realization that something’s terribly amiss… so well done.

House of Cracks, where the family home represents the marital relationship, has a heartfelt, real feel. The relentless momentum of dread, the helplessness of those involved, all super-strong in this Tunisian story co-written by Meriam Carnouche, with line art by Devmalya Pramanik, colours by Triona Farrell, letters by Cardinal Rae.

Consider supporting this Kickstarter by visiting
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2129323534/murky-waters-tales-from-beneath

Alan Spinney

About Alan Spinney

After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!