Arsenic Lullaby

 ARSY   (Silent, 1998-2004)

™ and ©1998 a. silent comics

A one-man show created by writer/artist Douglas Paszkiewicz, this anthology presents six stories distinquished from each other only in the details.

A pair of U.S. Census Bureau workers go to murderous extremes to keep the numbers accurate; a snowman refuses to give way to the reality of spring; a winged demon somehow ends up in a television commercial; a bodiless head is envious of his wife; and a cook must deal with finicky customers.

There’s not a lot of story in any of the shorts, and none contain enough depth to even pass as weak satire. In all, the book reads like one bleak bar story after another, which when combined with the raw art, grows tiresome. Paszkiewicz’ decision to take two of the stories and split them in half, with part one early on and part two later, is inexplicable and distracting.

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#1

  12/1/1998
  $2.50
  $16.00
6 copies available from $15.00
 Douglas PaszkiewiczDouglas Paszkiewicz

#2

  3/1/1999
  $2.50
  $11.50
1 copy available for $11.50
 Douglas PaszkiewiczDouglas Paszkiewicz

#3

  5/1/1999
  $2.50
  $9.50
2 copies available from $5.90
 Douglas PaszkiewiczDouglas Paszkiewicz

#4

  7/1/1999
  $2.50
  $5.50
1 copy available for $1.96
 Douglas PaszkiewiczDouglas Paszkiewicz

#5

  9/1/1999
  $2.50
  $10.50
1 copy available for $14.99
 Douglas PaszkiewiczDouglas Paszkiewicz

#6

 
  $2.50
  $2.50
No copies available
 Douglas PaszkiewiczDouglas Paszkiewicz

#7

  1/1/2000
  $2.50
  $10.00
1 copy available for $9.99
 Douglas PaszkiewiczDouglas Paszkiewicz

#8

 
  $2.50
  $10.00
1 copy available for $9.99
 Douglas PaszkiewiczDouglas Paszkiewicz

#9

 
  $2.50
  $2.50
1 copy available for $0.80
 Douglas PaszkiewiczDouglas Paszkiewicz

#10

  5/1/2001
  $2.50
  $28.00
1 copy available for $9.99
 Douglas PaszkiewiczDouglas Paszkiewicz

#11

  6/1/2001
  $2.50
  $20.00
2 copies available from $6.30
 Douglas PaszkiewiczDouglas Paszkiewicz

#12

  7/1/2001
  $2.50
  $28.00
1 copy available for $9.99
 Douglas PaszkiewiczDouglas Paszkiewicz

#13

  1/1/2002
  $2.50
  $42.00
1 copy available for $14.99
No number on cover; Jan/Feb issueDouglas PaszkiewiczDouglas Paszkiewicz

#14

 
  $2.95
  $10.50
No copies available
 Douglas PaszkiewiczDouglas Paszkiewicz

#15

 
  $0.00
  $8.00
No copies available
 Douglas PaszkiewiczDouglas Paszkiewicz

#16

 
  $2.65
  $22.00
1 copy available for $7.99
 Douglas PaszkiewiczDouglas Paszkiewicz

#17

 
  $2.85
  $57.00
1 copy available for $19.99
 Douglas PaszkiewiczDouglas Paszkiewicz

Book #1

 
  $19.99
  $19.99
No copies available
Collects stories from Arsenic Lullaby #12–17, The Arsenic Lullabies #1–2, Laughter of the Damned #1–3, and the Thousand Deaths of Baron Von Donut #1; ca. 2005Douglas PaszkiewiczDouglas Paszkiewicz

Collector's Preview #1

 
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  $5.00
No copies available
Limited to 100 copies; ca. 2002Douglas PaszkiewiczDouglas Paszkiewicz

Christmas Special #1

 
  $2.50
  $28.00
1 copy available for $9.99
ca. 2000Douglas PaszkiewiczDouglas Paszkiewicz