Joe Zabel

Joe Zabel is a comic book artist living in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. He is best known for his work illustrating American Splendor, by the late Harvey Pekar. Zabel also published his own series of mystery comics, The Trespassers, and several webcomics for Modern Tales.

Stories by Joe Zabel

Phantom Lake

Illustrated by Joe Zabel

When I picked up the phone I was greeted by a chorus of squalls, like a raging tempest on a warm summer night. I was used to bad connection on the weathered Harkwright County lines, and was just about to hang up, when I heard my own name amid the interference. “Frank…” “Melissa?” “Frank… help me… …

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