Lee Loughridge Makes His Comics Writing Debut with Midstate

Award-Winning Colorist Lee Loughridge

Makes His Comics Writing Debut with the Psychological Crime Thriller


Featuring Art by Mack Chater

Available Digitally from Comixology Originals Beginning March 12, 2024

March 5, 2024—New York, NY—Award-winning colorist Lee Loughridge (Nostalgia, Batman Adventures) makes his comics writing debut with the series MIDSTATE, a psychological crime thriller starring a disgraced clairvoyant. Featuring interior art and covers by Mack Chater, colors by Lee Loughridge, and lettering and design by Rob Tweedie, MIDSTATE#1 arrives on March 12, 2024, from Amazon’s Comixology Originals exclusive digital content line.


“The idea for MIDSTATE came from a dream I had,” says Loughridge. “It was of a man talking with a corpse. When I asked who he was talking to, he said, “The Devil.” I woke up, wrote it down and got to work.”

In MIDSTATE Paul Rinaldi sees things. When he sleeps, he has what are known as lucid dreams. However, after being falsely accused of fraudulent behavior, he lost his psychic practice and became the laughingstock of the small town of Ft. Arlington, VA. The fact is, Rinaldi is wildly gifted, only furthering his frustrations as a middle-aged, self-proclaimed clairvoyant.


But a string of missing persons cases, coupled with terrifying visions, gives Rinaldi new purpose. In an effort to rebuild his reputation, Rinaldi teams up with the town’s rookie detective, Abigail Dahlin, who is busy chasing down her own leads, in an attempt to solve the cases using his psychic abilities.

When the arrival of a highly esteemed paraplegic doctor sparks suspicion, they set their sights on the mysterious new resident, Dr. Mark Jounce. Together they will either get to the bottom of things or die trying!


“I have been coloring other peoples’ comics stories for nearly 30 years,” Loughridge continued. “In fact, I just learned that I’m the #1 colorist, in terms of volume, in U.S. history! Now I’m taking the leap to writing, and of course, coloring, my very own. It’s been really challenging and exciting, and I hope people enjoy it.”


About the Creators:

Lee Loughridge is a human man, despite his ever-depleting testosterone, who has been working primarily in the comics industry for almost 30 years. He has worked on hundreds of titles for virtually every company in the business.  His work spans Batman Adventures, The Good Asian, Deadly Class, Nostalgia, Somna, Gone, Killadelphia, Fables and more. He made 3 humans a long time ago, thus cementing his legacy for future generations. Follow him: Instagram @leeloughridge and @zylonolstudio, X @leeloughridge

Mack Chater is an Eisner-nominated comic book artist. He is the co-creator of Sword Daughter.

About Comixology Originals:

Amazon’s Comixology Originals exclusive digital content line is available at no additional cost for members of Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited, and Comixology Unlimited, and for purchase at amazon.com/comixology. Prime Reading offers all Amazon Prime members a rotating selection of more than 3,000 digital books, magazines, comics, and more – all at no additional cost to their Prime membership. Kindle Unlimited gives customers access to more than 4 million digital titles, including thousands of audio books and comics, plus current magazines for just $11.99 a month with a free trial period at amazon.com/kindleunlimited. Comixology Unlimited offers over 45,000 comics, graphic novels and manga for just $5.99 a month with a free trial at amazon.com/comixologyunlimited.

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