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Alex Leeds

Were you ever bored as a child?

No, never really bored. I was always either making comics or inviting kids outside to play Pokemon or something.

How long have you been creating?

I made comic books when I was a kid. In high school I would write funny short stories and pass them around class and people would laugh. I did stand up comedy for the first time in 2010.

Would you consider yourself an outsider artist?

I would just consider myself a comedian who likes to make people laugh through art.

When did you get the idea to send drawings to celebrities?

I got super high one day and started drawing the Florence Y'All water tower in Florence, KY (its on Wikipedia, look it up). While doing so I got the idea that it would be funny if Florence Henderson signed it, so I looked up her address online and mailed it out, not really expecting to ever see it again. A couple months later I got it back, autographed, so I decided to see how many times I could get a celebrity to autograph a dumb drawing. So far its over 300.

I find I have to organise my projects in my brain and access them at the right time or they all just run around my head - do you feel the same?

Sort of. As long as I work on the multiple projects every day I can stay organized, but if I miss a day it's difficult to get back on track.

What comedy most inspires you?

Animation like the Simpsons and Rick and Morty. Followed by stand-up comedy.