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GATEWAY GEEKFEST this weekend!

By ToddTuesday - August 25th, 2015Categories: News

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If you live in the St Louis area then come see me at the Gateway Geekfest August 29-30th! This is an all encompassing convention that covers more than comics, so there will be something for everyone here! It’s at the Machinist Hall near 270 and St. Charles Rock Road. My table is in the main hallway after you walk in the front door, so you won’t miss me! I will have all my comics for sale (except Frik:Vol 4 as it’s not printed yet), and all my other table goodies!

Check out their site at Gateway Geek Fest for all the details on special guests and events!

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TEACH KIDS COMICS Course coming soon!

By ToddFriday - August 7th, 2015Categories: News

Well it’s official. I just came back from The Novel Neighbor, a local independent bookstore,​ and reserved their back room for six weeks to teach my “Teach kids comics” course! More details soon but it starts October 3rd and is for 8-12 year olds. I will make a sign up form online as well as a special page for the event soon so expect more announcements in the next few days!

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Gateway Geekfest in one month!

By ToddTuesday - July 28th, 2015Categories: News

Gateway Geekfest Logo

If you live in the St Louis area then you need to see me at the Gateway Geekfest in August 28-30th! This is an all encompassing convention that covers more than comics, so there will be something for everyone here! It’s at the Machinist Hall near 270 and St. Charles Rock Road.

Check out their site at Gateway Geek Fest for all the details on special guests and events!

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St. Louis Public Library Comic Con in one week!

By ToddSaturday - July 18th, 2015Categories: News

The St. Louis Public Library is having their first mini-comic convention using local artists and it’s FREE TO ATTEND! It is also kid friendly! If you always wanted to stop by my table to check out my work but didn’t want to pay the entrance fee, now’s your chance! Did I say the event is FREE?!

It’s from 10am to 4pm next Saturday (JULY 25th) and is located at the downtown “Central” branch on Olive St. in downtown St. Louis. Visit my APPEARANCES page for a map to the event! I will be selling all of my comics (minus Frik Vol 4 as that is not in print yet), Frik’in Cosplay drawings, Demotivational posters and more!

I hope to see you all there. You have no excuse to miss this! (unless you live out of town, then I’ll let it slide…this time.)

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New digital abstract: Battle Scars

By ToddSaturday - July 11th, 2015Categories: News

I’ve been in a really bad place inside my head as of late due to not finding a job that I’m qualified for (been applying for over a year now) and not being happy with life in general. I’m in a dark place right now. This is the first digital abstract I’ve created in about four years since all of my time was devoted to my two comics during that time span.

Someone posted a meme that said “God didn’t bring you this far to abandon you” and I’m clinging to that right now, because I truly feel like I’m being ignored and forgotten right now.

Battle Scars

While you’re at it, look at the other digital abstract mixed media pieces I’ve made over the years HERE.

(7/13/15 EDIT)
I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has given me support over the last couple of days. Some people even came out of the woodwork to send messages of encouragement and it means a lot to me.

Over 9 years ago it was easy to make the transition to a stay at home dad while working part time freelance from home. The problem is “stay at home dad” no longer applies as my son is in school full time and I’m having a hard time being relevant again in the job market. I’ve been searching for a job for three years now, but only really hardcore for the past 6-12 months. My freelance work has for the most part dried up, so I’m having a very hard time transitioning into the next phase of my life, whatever that is. (What is a mid life crisis for $400 Alex?)

Although I’ve been an artist since the age of eight, around the time my son was born I had big dreams of making it as an artist. Things started out promising and I even managed to show my work in a couple of galleries, but as the years went on the more I realized that this dream will never come true. I had hoped selling my art and comics would be enough to turn it into a living but it hasn’t so I have to let that one go. In the end I focused too much on trying to make money from it instead of just creating art for arts sake.

I realized that I made a lot of poor decisions from 18-25 years old that are now biting me in the butt some years later. I am in this position because of those poor choices, and I can’t be angry at anyone other than myself. Your continued prayers are still greatly appreciated as I muddle through this. Thanks for reading this. Hopefully something goes my way soon.

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