Obscure and not good enough

We were having all kind of trouble with the website for the last month or so…but we’ve switched webhosts and we are BACK up and running again…here we go.. My desk, sketchbooks, and folders are filled with stories and gags that for one reason or the other haven’t seen the… Continue reading

Worst mermaid ever…NOT SAFE FOR WORK

NSFW LOVECRAFT ILLUSTRATION When we last left our hero, he was working on illustrations for the Monsterwax Lovecraft trading card set. Among the ideas I originally sent over was this one. A million years ago I was a manager of a thrift store in a ghetto. It was an interesting… Continue reading

Temporarily no longer crazy AND coupon code

  Coupon code – spring18 – is good for 25% off your entire order at the Arsenic Lullaby Online Store.  The store loads slow AF, we’re working on it. ***this particular code DOES work with original art*** WINTER MADNESS HAS PASSED For most of my life I didn’t believe in… Continue reading

Tooth fairies and madness

  Tooth fairies and madness Lately, I’m starting to worry that I might be losing my mind.  My mind doesn’t seem to be functioning as it once did. “yeah, that last mass email update was pretty lewd” …I’m not talking about that, and that blog was funny.  The “wad of… Continue reading

INKTOBER 2017 inking contest

Just for the hell of it, last you I did an inktober inking contest…people liked it. So, what the hell, let’s do it again. I picked out some Arsenic Lullaby illustrations of varying degrees of difficulty and each with different challenges. You can play to your strong suits or try… Continue reading

Capturing the imagination

Capturing the imagination There is a “method” of laying out a comic book page (I put “method” in quotation marks because it really isn’t…it’s a lazy, ignorant way of doing things) that I see taught (by lazy ignorant people who don’t understand what is good about a comic book) where… Continue reading

in the age of dinosaurs I used to color this way

I got a package in the mail the other day that maybe you’ll find interesting. It was from Mad Magazine(remember them?).  They are “moving their offices” (cough cough see blog here cough) and they are returning artwork they still had to their respective illustrators.   Even when I started most people… Continue reading

This is a “load bearing” joke

Not much to report this week. I’m working on the first issue of new series of The Tick, among other things.  But they’ll more to report and show off on that later. For now let’s look at a new Arsenic Lullaby comic, and I’ll give you some behind the scenes… Continue reading

You call this a brush?! (explicit language warning)

This is the kind of inking I do (below).  It’s delicate work.  You need the right tool for the job. For this I used a Windsor Newton series 7 no.0 (for every single line). I was very specific on what brush, because I use a very specific brush.  The series… Continue reading

Dutch Comic-Con Part 3 in a series -Making the Exclusive

Part 3 – Making the Exclusive Info on Dutch Xmas Con HERE When we last left our hero he had surveyed the landscape of previous Dutch Comic-Cons and judged them to be serious business. These people know how to put on a Comic-con, and the people who go appear to… Continue reading