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The King of Dark Humor has a brand new collection.  Bizarre characters and despicable stories this time in full color.
The King of Dark Humor has a brand new collection. Bizarre characters and despicable stories this time in full color.
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One of the risks here is working in color for the first time on a project this large. All of my work in Mad Magazine has been in color but the post production was handled by others. I will need to have constant communication with the printer and be vigilant to make sure that the final product looks as good as the originals.
The logistics will also be a challenge, I have already spoken to a local shipper to handle packing and getting the orders out on time once the printing is done, but again constant communication will be required.
And of course there is always the worry of what long time readers will think after seeing these characters in color for the first time. There is always the concern that diehard fans, who are used to seeing the intricate line work in black and white, will think it is diminished in some way with color. I think though that the addition of color will add enough punch and mood to the stories that the purists will accept it.

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    Our thanks and the knowledge that you have helped in poisoning the pop culture and one dollar's worth of bad karma for doing so.

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    Get a PDF of the graphic novel and the knowledge that you are helping kill off the printing industry.

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    INTERNATIONAL BACKERS Get a PDF of the graphic novel and the knowledge that you are helping kill off the printing industry (yes this is the same as the other pdf but I forgot to check the box to make it available to international backers and I couldn't edit it once it was pledged on so...here, use this one)

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    A sketch card featuring Baron Von Donut illustrated haphazardly with a sharpie by Douglas Paszkiewicz.

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    An exclusive 16 page mini comic version of this comic book, autographed by Douglas Paszkiewicz and only available through this program, and a vinyl Arsenic Lullaby sticker.

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    A copy of this issue autographed by Douglas Paszkiewicz AND a small sketch of one of the characters inside the cover.

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    A copy of this issue with alternative cover only available though this program. This copy will be signed and numbered by Douglas Paszkiewicz AND will have a small sketch on the inside cover.

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    A sketch card done with skill and precision by world class illustrator Douglas Paszkiewicz himself! Inked with a brush.

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    An Arsenic Lullaby T-shirt (featuring Baron Von Donut). Sizes range from Girl's Small to 5XL.

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    An Arsenic Lullaby T-shirt (featuring Cthulhu). Sizes range from Girl's Small to 5XL.

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    Arsenic Lullaby T-shirt "Arsenic Lullaby... is my fault".
    *Shirts are all the same pledge level, so you can change your mind as we post new shirts and just let us know, if you would like a different t-shirt)
    Sizes range from Girl's Small to 5XL

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    HAT TRICK PACKAGE-
    A copy of this issue and a copy of this issue with alternative cover only available though this program. These copies will be signed by Douglas Paszkiewicz AND will have a small sketch on the inside cover. Also includes a card featuring Baron Von Donut illustrated haphazardly with a sharpie by Douglas Paszkiewicz, and a vinyl sticker.

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    RETAILER test package-
    3 copies of "the Big Stall" with alternative cover only available though this program. These copies will be signed and numbered by Douglas Paszkiewicz AND will have a small sketch on the inside cover, and one copy of this issue with the standard cover unsigned

    surely your store has at least fourcynical jerks who would like this book ( counting yourself)

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    Sexy Ladies Package- Arsenic Lullaby fitted t-shirt and panties with A.L. image (see pics) sizes range from small to large and yes you can interchange sizes on your order. For instance maybe you need medium panites and a Large shirt...if this is the case feel free to send me your phone number! hahaha...sigh...seriously though...I draw all day long in a lonely office and never meet new people...never mind, the point is you can mix sizes.

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    Arsenic Lullaby zipper hoodie, featuring Voodoo Joe's minions sliding down both sides in a gooey cluster. Sizes range from Small to 3XL.

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    THE A.L. PRIDE PACKAGE-
    A copy of this issue and a copy of this issue with alternative cover only available though this program. These copies will be signed by Douglas Paszkiewicz AND will have a small sketch on the inside cover. A card featuring Baron Von Donut illustrated haphazardly with a sharpie by Douglas Paszkiewicz. An Arsenic Lullaby T-shirt (featuring Baron Von Donut) and a vinyl sticker.

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    RETAILER BARE BONES PACKAGE
    6 copies of the alternative cover (signed and numbered no sketch)
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    THE ELITE PACKAGE-
    A sketch card done with skill and precision-illustrated by Douglas Paszkiewicz and inked with a brush. A copy of this issue and a copy of this issue with alternative cover only available though this program. These copies will be signed by Douglas Paszkiewicz AND will have a small sketch on the inside cover. An exclusive 16 page mini comic version of this comic book, autographed by Douglas Paszkiewicz and only available through this program, and a vinyl sticker.

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    THE RETAILER PACKAGE- 8 copies of the"the Big Stall" with alternative cover only available though this program. These copies will be signed and numbered by Douglas Paszkiewicz AND will have a small sketch on the inside cover. 2 copies of the standard cover unsigned, an autographed print of the cover, and a fist full of postcards to put in potential readers bags.

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    A 6x10 illustration by world class illustrator Douglas Paszkiewicz done by hand with ink and brush featuring a scene from this issue. If this is going to be a Christmas gift please verfy with Douglas to make sure he knows it needs to be done and in your hands before the holiday.

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    THE THROW EVERYTHING IN ARM'S REACH INTO A BOX PACKAGE-
    A sketch card done with skill and precision-illustrated by Douglas Paszkiewicz and inked with a brush. A copy of this issue and a copy of this issue with alternative cover only available though this program. These copies will be signed by Douglas Paszkiewicz AND will have a small sketch on the inside cover.
    An exclusive 16 page mini comic version of this comic book, autographed by Douglas Paszkiewicz and only available through this program. A PDF of the graphic novel , an autographed print of the cover of this book signed by Douglas Paszkiewicz AND...oh..no...that’s everything...WAIT...AND a vinyl sticker.

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    Arsenic Lullaby convention banner. This banner was hand painted by Douglas and was used at conventions all across the U.S.- Detroit, St.Paul, Chicago and even Comic-con International . Roughly 5 x 3 feet

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    Your name hidden somewhere in the background of one of the pages of this issue. Perhaps it will be hidden on a book on a bookshelf, maybe in the grain of some woodwork, or perhaps spelled out in dents on a wall.

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    THE -I DIDN'T REALLY READ THIS- PACKAGE-
    The elite package- A sketch card done with skill and precision-illustrated by Douglas Paszkiewicz and inked with a brush. A copy of this issue and a copy of this issue with alternative cover only available though this program. These copies will be signed by Douglas Paszkiewicz AND will have a small sketch on the inside cover. An exclusive 16 page mini comic version of this comic book, autographed by Douglas Paszkiewicz and only available through this program.

    Everything listed in the elite package but you pay an extra $55.00

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    THE HARD CORE PACKAGE-
    A 6x10 illustration by Douglas Paszkiewicz done with skill and precision in ink and brush. Arsenic Lullaby zipper hoodie, featuring Voodoo Joe's minions sliding down both sides in a gooey cluster. Sizes range from Small to 3XL. A copy of this issue and a copy of this issue with alternative cover only available though this program. These copies will be signed by Douglas Paszkiewicz AND will have a small sketch on the inside cover. An exclusive 16 page mini comic version of this comic book, autographed by Douglas Paszkiewicz and only available through this program. A PDF of the graphic novel , plus a page of notes and sketches that were made in the planning of this issue (8x10), and a vinyl sticker

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    RETAILER VANITY PACKAGE-
    Douglas Paszkiewicz will write and illustrate a mock page/advertisement for your store. roughly 9x14 inches Douglas will work off of your script if you prefer to write the ad yourself. You can publish this page as you see fit or hang it on the door to frighten children.

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    A page of original artwork from this book. 11x14 illustrated with brush and ink by hand. You may contact Douglas to see what pages are available. Early bird gets the worm.

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    A finely illustrated 11x17 cover recreation of your choice, done in ink and brush (lettering done in technical pen) by Douglas Paszkiewicz. ***If this is going to be a Christmas gift please verfy with Douglas to make sure it can be finished in time.

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    Douglas will draw a comic cover, fully inked, based on your script or idea, which you can frame, publish, or post on your front door to ward off solicitors. (Some restrictions apply on content...there are some things even Douglas will not draw. You can e-mail Douglas to verify.) If this is going to be a Christmas gift please verfy with Douglas to make sure it can be finished in time.

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    Douglas will draw a comic book page, fully inked, based on your script or idea, which you can frame, publish, or post on your front door to ward off solicitors. (Some restrictions apply on content...there are some things even Douglas will not draw. You can e-mail Douglas to verify.)
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    COMIC BOOK ILLUSTRATING CLASS- (within 6 hours of Milwaukee) Ten year comic book industry veteran, Eisner Award Nominee, Harvey Award Nominee, Comicdon Award nominee Douglas Paszkiewicz will give an intensive 4 hour class teaching the techniques and skills needed to make a professional level comic book to your club, class, store or you in your dark scary basement. Page layout, storytelling, and even inking can be taught.
    ***Weekends that fall on the same date as a convention are blackout, most of the rest of the year is available.***
    (Scroll down for same package priced for locations further away)

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    Twelve hours of commission work by Douglas. This is equivalent to drawing an entire 11x14 page, or if you choose, several smaller simpler commissions. (Some restrictions apply on content...there are some things even Douglas will not draw. You can e-mail Douglas to verify.) If this is going to be a Christmas gift please verfy with Douglas to make sure it can be finished in time.

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    Douglas will put you, or someone you choose, in one of the pages of this issue as a bystander and you will receive the original artwork. Please keep in mind that Douglas’ style is simplistic and the person you choose will be drawn in that style. It's sort of like being turned into a Simpsons character.

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    ONLY ONE AVAILABLE- Put up or shut up. Readers have been chomping at the bit to edit one of Douglas' books for years, so here it is: YOU will have the opportunity to proofread this very book and receive an editing credit!

    Due to time constraints, you will have to start and finish your editing job before the final day of the Kickstarter project. Douglas will contact you ASAP after your purchase and put you to work. You will also receive a copy of this issue and a copy of this issue with alternative cover only available though this program. These copies will be signed by Douglas Paszkiewicz AND will have a small sketch on the inside cover. An exclusive 16 page mini comic version of this comic book, autographed by Douglas Paszkiewicz and only available through this program.

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    COMIC BOOK ILLUSTRATING CLASS- (within continental U.S.) Ten year comic book industry veteran, Eisner Award Nominee, Harvey Award Nominee, Comicdon Award nominee Douglas Paszkiewicz will give an intensive 4 hour class teaching the techniques and skills needed to make a professional level comic book to your club, class, store or you in your dark scary basement. Page layout, storytelling, and even inking can be taught. You will be responsible only for getting Douglas to and from the airport and hotel.
    ***Weekends that fall on the same date as a convention are blackout, most of the rest of the year is available.***

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    The original artwork from the alternative cover for this issue. 11x14 done with brush and india ink.

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    TRIP TO COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL- All expenses paid trip to the largest comic book convention in the world to work at our exhibitor booth promoting this book. You will be treated to the cheapest flights, mediocre hotels and ride the public trolley with the rest of the team. You will be allotted two hours a day to view the con and/or show off your portfolio…the rest of the time you will work like a dog and learn the ins and outs of everything that is required to pull off a successful week competing with nearly every comic book publisher there is. (this is for residents of the continental U.S. only)

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