Beautiful Stories for Ugly Children

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Beautiful Stories for Ugly Children
Beautiful Stories for Ugly Children, vol. 1 (June 1989)
Publication information
PublisherDC Comics under the Piranha Press imprint
FormatOngoing series
Publication dateJune 1989 - September 1992
No. of issues30
Creative team
Written byDave Louapre
Artist(s)Dan Sweetman

Beautiful Stories for Ugly Children is a comic book series written by Dave Louapre and illustrated by Dan Sweetman, published by DC Comics through their Piranha Press imprint from June 1989 until September 1992. The series saw a total of 30 issues, one anthology and a trade paperback reprinting two issues and featuring one previously unpublished story.[1]

Original series[edit]

  • Issue #1: A Cotton Candy Autopsy
  • Issue #2: The Dead Johnsons' Big Incredible Day
  • Issue #3: Diary of a Depressed Tap Dancer
  • Issue #4: The Black Balloon
  • Issue #5: The Crypt of The Magi
  • Issue #6: Happy Birthday to Hell
  • Issue #7: Ricky The Doughnut Boy
  • Issue #8: Die Rainbow Die
  • Issue #9: By The Light of The Screaming Moon
  • Issue #10: Where The Tarantulas Play
  • Issue #11: The Daffodils of Plague Town
  • Issue #12: Beneath The Useless Universe
  • Issue #13: A Cotton Candy Autopsy II - Bingo And Addy's Escape
  • Issue #14: Dangerous Prayers
  • Issue #15: The Pagan Tourist
  • Issue #16: The Santas of Demotion Street
  • Issue #17: A Conspiracy of Sweaters
  • Issue #18: The Neutered Beast, a tale about a cupid.
  • Issue #19: Nice Girls Don't Massacre Ants
  • Issue #20: Arnold: Confessions of a Blood Junkie
  • Issue #21: Dances With Cows
  • Issue #22: Psychotronic Virgin
  • Issue #23: Tiny Slimy, Writhing Thing
  • Issue #24: I Am Paul's Dog
  • Issue #25: Legion of Ogs
  • Issue #26: Dead Like Me
  • Issue #27: The No-Wax Killing Floor
  • Issue #28: The Guilty Orphan
  • Issue #29: Gravity Sucks
  • Issue #30: The Dream is Dead - Gone, Shot Off, All Squashed Flat

Other issues[edit]

  • What If This Were Heaven, Wouldn't That Be Hell?
  • A Cotton Candy Autopsy trade paperback
  • Ashcan - Collects twelve pages of What If This Were Heaven, Wouldn't That Be Hell?


  1. ^ "Beautiful Stories for Ugly Children".