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Long post ahead but please read it because this is a message for you. <3

Hello everyone! So I’m back from my brief hiatus and I wanted to thank each and every one of you for your amazing support. The comic above is a gift to all of you and I would love it if you would read about the story behind it below. 

So the other day you might have seen this post: Does my Art Suck? I was having a terrible night and felt completely lost with my art… I have been told by so many of my teachers “you don’t have any sense of composition”, “your work is unoriginal”, “your work has no meaning”, “you should give up”, “your art is not art”, and so on and so on… 

On bad nights like the “Does my Art Suck?” night all of the things I’ve been told over the years come crashing down on me and, frankly, I start to believe every negative word they’ve said about me and my work… Usually it takes me a few days to push the thoughts away but this night was a bad one… and yet… you all came through for me. Out of nowhere I got hundreds of messages from you wonderful, lovely, people and I couldn’t believe your responses. I read every single message... You all made me feel so loved, so happy, and so hopeful for my art.

To each and every one of you who sent me a message of encouragement and appreciation for my art (whether you are a dear friend to me like @moonpie1220 and @mcbenik or if I only know you online/we haven’t officially met) I just want to say THANK YOU SO MUCH!! AND PLEASE KNOW THAT I LOVE YOU WITH ALL OF MY HEART!!

I don’t know how I can ever repay all of you for the kindness and love you have shown me… But I will make the best art I can to share my love with you, and make following my blog a fun experience. And if ANY OF YOU are ever feeling down/feel the way I feel, know that there is always someone that loves you and will listen. And if you need to share those feelings, message me and I will be the first to leap through the internet to you, give you a big hug, and listen. Thank you all so much. 

–Love Alex/Smudgeandfrank

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You know there are those days in your life where you think you can might possibly make something happen and then it works out. But in turn you also help make someone else’s day in the process. To Monica I am so happy that I was able to help you in meeting Felicia Day. I got your photo because it amazing and I thought it would be cool to get her to sign it. When she told me she wanted one also I almost told her, “Hold on give me like three seconds and I’ll be back with her!” I wanted to run to you and tell you. Seeing your reaction though coming back to tell you made my day and seeing Felicia’s reaction when she got it seeing her smile and seeing you smile made the start of this comic con an AMAZING one! Thank you!