parable cover

i just (finally) updated the parable site with the cover for the anthology:


the idea for the cover came from matt yokom and is based on matthew 5 :14-16 :

“You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”

there might still be some tweaks done to it before it sees print, but this is pretty much it. for those that would like a larger version of it you can download a 1200px version here. while i was at it, i decided to also make one desktop size that you can download here.


  1. OSI’s avatar

    simply stunning!

  2. Keath’s avatar

    Fabulous – the palms totally make the picture for me. It’s got kinda a tiki vibe in my eyes.

  3. Otis Frampton’s avatar


    I hadn’t heard of this anthology before, but it looks great.


  4. shou'’s avatar

    Sweet piece man. Now I have another blog to peek through the entire archive!

    I look forward to your future works :)

  5. bruna’s avatar

    WOW! hats off. :)

  6. Bryan B.’s avatar

    Looooove seeing the big version. You rocked the house on this Mike.

  7. ali’s avatar

    mike! this is spectacular!! i’ve been off the radar for a while now, and i can’t believe all i’ve missed! wow! wow! wow! just fantastic! :)

  8. mike’s avatar

    thank you so much everyone! i’m really excited about this anthology and the cover was an important thing to get right in order to get other people excited about it as well. your comments really helped ease some of my doubts about it. :)

    i’ve actually tweaked this a bit since i last posted it based on some suggestions by some of the other parablers. there’s now more of a focus on the lighted house and the surrounding area, some small variation of the birds and some other tweaks too subtle to even mention. so if any of you liked this enough to download the larger versions, i’ve saved new versions over top of the old ones for you.

  9. Minini’s avatar

    Wow this sure will make a really appealing cover. This background would also make a really pretty universe for an animation movie ^__^

  10. Tony C.’s avatar

    Great work Mike! This is certainly one of your best works.

  11. Cristina Irizarry Santiago’s avatar

    This is so great! I love the way you developed the concept of a city on a hill and made it into something very creative. ;) Great job on the poster and on the Parable site.

  12. megan’s avatar

    I love this, Mike! I want to look at it for a long time.

  13. mike’s avatar

    hey, thank you very much everyone. a lot of time went into this so i’m glad it’s been well-recieved. all your comments mean a lot! :)

  14. Wes Molebash’s avatar

    Dude, this is now my desktop wallpaper. Totally rad. I’m super psyched for this book. :)

    – Wes

  15. kei’s avatar

    i love how u how you did the clouds, lovely colouring and layout of the whole thing. really nice.

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