What Is Altered Ego

Altered Ego (AE) is the web comics home of the comic strips: Altered Ego, Bitter Pill, Chaos Grimm, Frank at 50 and Paperboy.

Altered Ego seeks to establish itself as a cartooning resource of practical information of use to fans of comic strips. AE is updated daily, on weekdays, Monday through Friday.


Who Is Mark A. Lester

Artist, Writer, Printer, Graphic Artist and Cartoonist at Large.

My name is Mark. I make up stories. I draw stuff. I’m nicer than I look. I can eat standing up. I’m pretty smart. I’m not as tall as I think. I write stuff. I can count to ten. I don’t like math. I don’t believe what others believe. I am obsessed with things most people don’t think about. I don’t care what people think. I don’t smile much. That’s not true. I like to laugh. Usually at you. I have a terrible memory. I prefer old movies. I prefer books over people. No one is honest. Not even with themselves. I think I’m normal. I think I’m the only one. People are strange. I’m nicer than you think. Someone is reading this. I don’t care if anyone cares. That’s a good thing. No one cares. Nothing matters. I know how to lie. Life is fake. I like dreaming. I can sleep laying down. I’m not funny. I think I am. I don’t know anyone like me. I creep people out. I don’t play well with others. I don’t eat fast food. I like fast food. I like being around people who are passionate about something. I prefer being alone. There are a lot of artists better than me. I don’t really care. I don’t wish on stars. I love old radio dramas. I don’t listen to much music. I think Sean Connery made the best 007. I don’t care for phones. I like to sleep. I am a very spiritual person. I don’t agree with anyone about anything. I think I’m right. I never yell. I hate drama. I can’t cook. I like pulp magazines. I like science fiction. I think it’s more true than “real life”. I don’t care for material things. That’s good. I have nothing. I never leave. I’ve been left before. I didn’t like it. I won’t tell you what I don’t want you to know. I have a sarcastic sense of humor. I think I’m funny. I’m a romantic. I’m usually alone. I want to live forever. I think I will. I live the life I choose. I make no apologies. Most people think I’m strange. They’re right. And it really doesn’t matter.

I have worked as an artist/writer and designer for over two decades. My work has appeared in comic books, comic strips, magazines, newspapers, trade publications, on numerous websites and and various advertising campaigns.

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Visit my website at www.markalester.com


Who Is Austin W. Jones

Austin Jones is a computer programmer, a web designer and social media guru by day and a masked vigilante by night. When he’s not prowling the back alleyways seeking out crime and corruption or staring dead-eyed in front of a computer screen he can be found studying, earning more degrees and staring dead-eyed in front of a another computer screen.

Visit Austin’s website at www.austinwjones.com


Who Are Ken & Rich Lester

They’re just my bothers so what they do is terribly unimportant and totally unappreciated, so why bother? Blah-de-blah-de-blah-de-blah.

Visit their sites at www.atotalwasteofyourtime.com

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