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AE: Eugene The Great And Powerful by markalester
AE: Eugene The Great And Powerful

Eugene The Great

Have you ever known someone who seems to live a charmed life? Never having to work a minimum wage job, beautiful girls falling at their feet, driving cool cars and seemingly made of money? Didn't you just want to smack them in their smug little faces?

Altered Ego: The Continuing Saga Of Art And Coffee

Altered Ego is a surreal, slice-of-life comic strip centering around the life and times of Mark, a caffeine-addicted, struggling artist desperate to become a professional cartoonist. Together with a small group of friends, he searches for life, love and the perfect cup of coffee, sure his big break is just around every corner.

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AE: Photoshoot by markalester
AE: Photoshoot

Photoshoot

We live in a very different world than the world I grew up in. Technology has changed so many things. I’m not entirely comfortable with it.

Altered Ego: The Continuing Saga Of Art And Coffee

Altered Ego is a surreal, slice-of-life comic strip centering around the life and times of Mark, a caffeine-addicted, struggling artist desperate to become a professional cartoonist. Together with a small group of friends, he searches for life, love and the perfect cup of coffee, sure his big break is just around every corner.

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AE: The Perfect Profile Pic by markalester
AE: The Perfect Profile Pic
The Perfect Profile Pic! or We are one seriously messed up society.

The Perfect Profile Pic

The creation of the infamous profile picture has become one of the most important moments in modern life. hat single photo will serve to represent you to the whole world. What you say with that picture will form the direction of your entire future. It has become more important, more monumental, than your birth, graduation, wedding or death. The profile picture will represent you now, and for the future. At least that’s what you would think when you see the profile picture shuffle on so many people’s pages. When you see the duck lips, the causal, well-practiced, poses. The well-planned, goofy face and/or the casual, accidental, body part sneak-peeks.

We are one seriously messed up society.

Party on!

Altered Ego: The Continuing Saga Of Art And Coffee

Altered Ego is a surreal, slice-of-life comic strip centering around the life and times of Mark, a caffeine-addicted, struggling artist desperate to become a professional cartoonist. Together with a small group of friends, he searches for life, love and the perfect cup of coffee, sure his big break is just around every corner.

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AE: Cartoonist Guide by markalester
AE: Cartoonist Guide

Advice 000

I cannot tell you how many times I’ve been approached by a young cartoonist asking for advice on how to “make it”. I DON’T KNOW! I can give advice on how to CREATE a comic/comic strip. Maybe even give advice on how to create a GOOD comic/comic strip. What I can’t do is give the ABCs of success. I can’t because there aren’t any. At least none that I know of.

Sadly, there is NO guide book when it comes to becoming a successful cartoonist. Success depends on a million and one factors, many of which are out of control. Being good simply isn’t enough. Neither is being relevant, or persistent. LUCK. A bit of luck would be good. A LOT of luck, even better.

My advice? Do what you do. Do what you love. Try your best. Talk to people. Be nice. Be supportive of the works of others. Keep going. See where the road takes you.

Altered Ego: The Continuing Saga Of Art And Coffee

Altered Ego is a surreal, slice-of-life comic strip centering around the life and times of Mark, a caffeine-addicted, struggling artist desperate to become a professional cartoonist. Together with a small group of friends, he searches for life, love and the perfect cup of coffee, sure his big break is just around every corner.

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AE Regrets by markalester
AE Regrets

Regrets

If you had asked me when I was younger if I had any regrets, I would have told you no. At the time I was happy enough with my life that I simply figured everything that had happened to me, every choice I made, lead me to that point of contentment and therefor I had no regrets.

Now I’m older and I see things differently and I can say, without a doubt, I regret almost everything. Every decision I’ve ever made could have been better. The perspective that comes from living life makes every misstep painfully obvious. I turned left when I should have turned right. Said no when I should have said yes. Kept quiet when I should have spoken up.

Life is about building on our mistakes and creating from the chaos some sort of order. At least I like to think it is.

Altered Ego: The Continuing Saga Of Art And Coffee

Altered Ego is a surreal, slice-of-life comic strip centering around the life and times of Mark, a caffeine-addicted, struggling artist desperate to become a professional cartoonist. Together with a small group of friends, he searches for life, love and the perfect cup of coffee, sure his big break is just around every corner.

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I have seen some AWESOME Chaos Grimm cosplay and it thrills me to see it every time. Sooo ...

The best CHAOS GRIMM 
cosplay this Halloween will get a cool, original pen and ink drawing of CHAOS by yours truly! Send your pics!

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:iconthewickedwordsmith:
TheWickedWordsmith Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Aww yea. cx
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markalester Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015
Awesome
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TheWickedWordsmith Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Twiztid. :)
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markalester Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015
Cool. Who did you go see?
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:iconthewickedwordsmith:
TheWickedWordsmith Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Im ok, just got back from a concert. c:
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:iconmarkalester:
markalester Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015
Okay. Stressed and busy but okay. You?
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:iconthewickedwordsmith:
TheWickedWordsmith Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, spoopy XD
How you been dude?
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:iconmarkalester:
markalester Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015
Spoopy? Okay. I'll take it. Happy Spoopy month to you as well. 
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TheWickedWordsmith Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Hey bro~
Happy Spoopy month~
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markalester Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015
:)
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TheWickedWordsmith Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Np. :)
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markalester Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015
Thx. :)
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TheWickedWordsmith Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Well, good luck, my friend~
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markalester Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015
Thanks. The future is bright. It's just up there and I got me some walking to do. LOL
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TheWickedWordsmith Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I'm sorry to hear that dude. :c
I wish you the best of luck. 
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