Comic-Con International

It’s three weeks and a few days away now.  Can you feel my stress through the computer screen? I can’t put enough thoughts together for a blog so here’s a bunch of stuff that’ll be there.  more details and an actual blog in a day or two… you can stay updated… Continue reading

prior to contrary belief…waking up at noon don’t mean you don’t work a lot

I live above a print shop and the guys down there always razz me about how late I sleep.  “well, good morning sunshine!” They’ll say as I wander in around 1pm to pick up any packages that might have come for me.   Let it be known though, I actually work… Continue reading

the day I frightened a child

I wasted about ten hours this week drawing an unusable story.  It was going to be a story about whether or not the moon landing was a conspiracy.  It was pretty funny too.  I got a model kit for the moon lander at an estate sale or thrift store (… Continue reading

pro tip. drawing nothing is very underrated

Lost in the splash pages and action shots of up and coming comic book illustrators, and (pathetically) some veteran illustrators is the simple idea, that what we are trying to do is capture the imagination of the readers. I’m going to reintroduce a phrase here , write it down- “establishing… Continue reading

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

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