Arsenic Lullaby Short comic- Voodoo Joe and Satan

in comics •  17 days ago

Halloween is right around the corner and it is currently Inktober! I'll have an inking contest starting later next week where you will be able to download and un-inked page of Arsenic Lullaby and try your hand at some inking for fun and prizes!

For now thought here's a Halloween story from the archives! This is a story from what was supposed to be part of a Halloween special. I ended up not doing it for one reason or another but included it later in a collection. Seems to me I redid this cover at some point, more refined and with better detail and composition...but I can't find it.

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Anyways...this story features Voodoo Joe and the first appearance of Satan as he exists in the world of Arsenic Lullaby. Enjoy?

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It's rough, but still pretty good.

Oh! Here's a recent commission I forgot to show ya!

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more info on the inking contest and more #comics in a few days!

Don't forget to come by MCBA Fall-comicon Oct 6th on St.Paul, MN
https://www.mcbacomicons.com/

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there's more #comics and an online store to order a physical copy coupon code -voodoo- is good for 20% off www.arseniclullabies.com/store

!!!!the tags list on Steemit is generated by code...which puts tags up there based on ONLY popularity of use. You will notice that as of yet #comics does not exist there. So what we have been doing is using the hashtag #comics every single time we comment on my posts ( or any other posts if you like). It doesn't matter if it doesn't make sense to use it...the code doesn't know the difference!!!!

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I love this classic just for the zombie fetus caramel apples. The rest is all a big #comics bonus!

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Thanks, it was a nice opening shot. #comics

Interested about this contest of yours. Hmmmmm. #comics

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It'll be challenging but have big prizes. Steem and original art

are you holding an exciting #comics contest soon? o #comics voodoo master ! i am very interested in #comics !!!!!!!

SAVE OFTEN ! FLOSS REGULARLY !!!! ALWAYS #COMICS !

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Yes the #comics inking contest will start late next week. where you can ink #comics and win #comics original art! #comics

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I keep hearing on the wind that #comics is going to be a new big thing round here, maybe I'll finally be inspired to do the one I've been carrying around in my head. I just need longer days to do all I want to do ;)

Love your twisted #comics. Upvoted.

Typo: "I can't override spells from Satan, besides I thought you wanted kids."


This post was shared in the Curation Collective Discord community for curators, and upvoted and resteemed by the @c-squared community account after manual review.
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awesome! Thanks!

Hehehe I'm so glad with the fates of both the kid and that dude XD. This is one of the stories where I can really vouch and root for the baddies.
                     
Good and nice #comics , Doug :D.

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I always root for the bad guys! Look and all they have to do, plan, work out...all the hero has to do is get in the way enough so that things don't work. #comics

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I'm with you on this train, Doug.
                       
#teamfictionalbadguys

I would love to read it in a printed version. I can even feel the paper pages in my hands now :) You are a comic master! Oh, and I have to say that I love that first drawing. To me it looks like this cute monster is scared to lose his candies :) So adorable! Thank you for sharing!

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...he was supposed to just look confused, but I like your interpretation better!

Great work... but I do feel like you need to review the text a bit more, before releasing it. Hope you don't mind me saying it, but sometimes you have grammar errors that would shock any English Teacher. :-P

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Actually, since you ask...I do mind. @leoplaw might want to pay attention to this as well.

You are both good at noticing details, you might have also noticed that I mentioned that I did this years ago and it has long ago been published. (which takes your comment OUT of the realm of constructive criticism) At the time, and now, I had very little help and yet was competing with all other publishers including DC and Marvel with no more time to complete a deadline than those companies with an entire team of people to work on the book and review it. I did the best I could, as I do now.

Over all this time I have made many mistakes. Fortunately readers saw beyond those and found entertainment in my work. You want to point out typos, have at it. But I'll not be sitting here absorbing it, from two people who have not spent one single penny on anything I've done, who I sincerely doubt could show me 10 pages of their own that are mistake free. I put this old, out of print, story up for anyone to see...for free...to be entertained by or to compare my old work to my current stuff. If you thought I was going to listen to yapping about 10 year old typos and go "golley gee, thanks! I didn't catch that"...bruthas...you picked the wrong mark.

You young people starting out, pay attention to what I say here- everyone makes mistakes, nothing turns out perfect, the MOST important thing to to produce and move onto the next thing and produce and move onto the next thing...again and again and again, and give it your best effort every time. I would say you are well served to listen to criticism if it is constructive, but here is no law that says you have to listen to any criticism at all. If you are proud of what you did, stand up for it...and don't dwell on the negative. Don't get into the mindset that listening to every single dig on your work and polity giving it all equal credence is your cross to bear if you choose to express yourself creatively...it is not. and there's no shortage of guys like these. They read 10 pages of comedy with premises and imagination they had not seen anywhere else in the entire time since it was made over a decade ago...and they chose to mention typos.

The next time someone points out some flaw in something you worked hard on...take the criticism to heart or don't...but remember that my early work was full of mistakes and I went on to work for Mad Magazine, Comedy Central, and have my work distributed on four continents.

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Haha love it man. What the hell is with people grammar checking cartoon strips.
I think I'd make a deal with the devil to have your career experiences =D

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ha, yeah I dunno. They read a story with fetus zombies dressed as carmel apples, Abraham Lincoln was Satan and and an guy got turned into a woman and filled with fetuses...and their take away was I made spelling errors. smh. AND it was from ten years ago...lemme get in my time machine and fix that.
I've no doubt that conventional wisdom is I'm supposed to humbly absorb that and thank them, instead of pointing out the abject strangeness of their comments...nah. I and everyone else who works hard has every right to stand up for themselves.

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Exactly my take away. I think a side effect of the internet anonymity and equal standing on a social platform is that a lot of people are now self-delegated critics. Which is fine, great for them. But they shouldn't expect people to go "oh, thank you so much for taking the time to read my post" even though what they choose to comment is a grammatical correction." That's just being a dick. So fuck'em. You got curated so looks like the people whose job it is to recognize quality on this platform don't care about grammar errors.

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yeah, I'd say your right, The anonymity and equal standing give some people all the leway they need to be the shitters. It's really the passive aggressiveness of it that annoys me. If someone were to come on and say "this WOULD have been good but the typos were so rampant that I couldn't even get into it, wft?!" I could respect that way more than petty criticism being thinly veiled as trying to help/wrapped in a compliment. If that was even the intention of how they wanted to come across. I clearly stated at the beginning this is old and printed long ago...so there no reason to think pointing out a typo is any kind of help.
Who knows, but they can either change their m.o. or not come back. If I thought breaking bad on one or two or even two hundred people was going to make or break me on steemit, I wouldn't even be here.

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I've noticed that a lot of criticism on this platform gets wrapped up like a turd sandwich and presented as a compliment. Mostly cause I think people are vote grubbing and desperate for the chance to get a follow/upvote and afraid of the dreaded flag Personally I respect the people who come out balls swinging and ripping into what I write with gusto a lot more. I will give them upvotes and follows just out of respect for showing some spine and original thought. For me, being politically correct has no place around artistic expression.

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worrying about being "flagged" might have a bit to do with the "turd sandwich" ( I'm guessing we've both been in management positions before haha). Let me say right here for anyone's hearing...unless it's outright slander you have little to fear of me flagging you. I operate under this ideology - you can say whatever you want about/to me...and for revenge I'll say whatever I want about/to you.

That's so dark. It's almost like you don't want people to like you ;) #comics

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LOL perhaps that's the case #comics