Krampus print and coloring contest

KRAMPUS PRINT (coloring contest info at bottom)   I dunno about you but keeping busy helps me get through the holidays…which isn’t too tough since I am always busy.  last year, if you recall I about poisoned myself with chemicals in a cast/mold/airbrush Arsenic Lullaby X-mas ornament fiasco.    (That blog… Continue reading

reaching the level of your own incompetence

“reaching the level of your own incompetence” or How the hell am I supposed to draw this? A friend of mine coined that phrase for a situation he ran into early in his career as a restaurant manager.  He had risen quickly and managed to rise to a job he… Continue reading

And THAT is how you make a comic book page…

Douglas Paszkiewicz is a veteran of the comic book industry, having done work for Image comics, Mad magazine, Topps Mars Attacks, and is best known for his self published, Eisner Award Nominated, Harvey Award Nominated, Comicdon (Europe) Award nominated, dark humor , cult favorite Arsenic Lullaby.  Outside of comics he… Continue reading

the only thing that stands between you and the shreiking nothingness…

Well, I called that one. I said Facebook was on borrowed time, and It looks like I was right.  Just judging by my own newsfeed on there, we are collectively wandering away from FB.   It isn’t just my anecdotal evidence, according to the stats FB peaked and is in decline. … Continue reading

We don’t want your ideas!!!

Allow me to, as I often do, speak on behalf of many many ( read :ALL) Comic book professionals. My work is pretty abrasive and so my readers have thick skins and don’t go crying to momma when I say something mean.  This allows me to be the bad guy… Continue reading

Illustration Class is now in session…

Alright…the master will now teach you people a thing or two. If you haven’t read about the soon to be released Arsenic Lullaby Trading card set…details are here. I left a couple of open spots for submissions and got this one for Doug Kallburg.  His work and website is here.… Continue reading

heavy is the head that wears the crown…

You see that up there…I have been struggling to turn that into a two page story.  That is dozens of pages of possible panels, camera shots, angles, backgrounds, figure and postures. I don’t even want to think about the man hours that are sitting there. Conventional wisdom is ” get… Continue reading

Arsenic Lullaby Trading card set (UPDATED)

 Arsenic Lullaby Trading card set This set is being made for the kickstarter backers.  If you didn’t back our Kickstarter…sucks to be you!  I’ll have extras but I ain’t printing up some big giant run of it I added the “2014” there because I’ll probably do another based on amount… Continue reading

snapped off another bolt.

In some ways my job is very different then other people’s jobs, and the struggles are not very relateable.  Sometimes though it’s easy to sympathize. When I worked at a garage for a living I had those days were every bolt that needed to be removed was rusted beyond moving,… Continue reading

career advice

The cream forces itself to the top. I’ve been a writer and illustrator for a while now, and my independently published comic Arsenic Lullaby has become a benchmark of sorts.  Somewhere along the way I have  unwittingly graduated from loud mouth punk to elder statesman in the eyes of peers… Continue reading