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It's been so long since I've been in a one on one confrontation I didn't notice he was yelling directly in my face without a mask until he walked away.

Tom Ray's Art Podcast

Each episode I meet artists and creators from beginners, hobbyists and professionals. We talk about how they create, promote themselves and in the meantime still manage their own well-being.

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A blog about my daily life since I decided to sell collectibles and pop-culture items I collect on eBay to help support my art career instead of taking on freelance work.

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My sales were kinda Gonzo... Get it? Gonzo... never mind - Tom Ray's Day 201023

Looking for the vintage/pop-culture things I sold online today I realize that this Vintage Muppets Gonzo doll I sold is wearing the exact same outfit our old intern Stu had on once. And I stop by my train car to discover the front door is covered in spiderwebs.Plus, at the end of the video, I draw my daily autobiographical webcomic.See more videos on my YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/tmrayThis is a video of my daily life since I decided to sell collectibles and pop-culture items I collect on eBay to help support my art career instead of taking on freelance work.More vintage pop-culture items available in my eBay Store https://ebay.to/2vMYStC

No bikes.

It was also the only post on the street that had that sign.

Facebook messages.

It's actually the first time I ever thought about blocking someone but they eventually stopped.

Technical problems.

I actually stopped and tried to get it to work two more times while I was drawing this.

Instagram comic artist Rene Gauthreaux deals with personal struggles about making art

I met Instagram comic artist Rene Gauthreaux on an episode of my art podcast. I asked him about how he started making autobiographical webcomics on Instagram. He tells me that it really stemmed from a discussion he had with a therapist as a way to deal with self-sabotaging his own artistic pursuits.Here is Rene's story:We have an indie comic convention called "Staple!" here in Austin that's been running for about 14 years. It's really an amazing convention. All indie stuff, none of the big three comic book companies a lot of self-published stuff there. And every time I go to it, man it would just eat at me because I'm seeing everybody doing the thing I want to do! I went every year faithfully and one year I just went, you know what? I'm buying a table! Really? How much are the tables first of all? 300 bucks maybe? It wasn't too bad. I highly advise if you get a chance it's a fantastic convention. Just a weekend thing. So I bought the table and aga…

Jackets.

I didn't even find any fun found objects from last winter in my pockets.

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