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  1. My favorite part of this article: “I want to use more of my illustrations and put them everywhere”

    I love hearing this because your illustrations are awesome!

    It really can be tough to redesign your own site. It can be hard trying to combine a bunch of different design elements and make them your own brand.

    Your own brand is you!

    Can’t wait to see more of your illustrations! You should make stickers, that space man would look bad ass on my Macbook Pro!

    Chris

  2. Of course we live in a multiverse. Of course we do.

    If you’re going to look at what everyone else is doing, the key is not to do it too soon. First, you have your own vision. You write on it and work on it until you know what it is. This makes it strong enough to survive any encounter with others. At that point, you can see what others are doing, and borrow a few ideas, and tweak what you’ve got. But if you look at what they’re doing too soon, you might find their vision overwhelming yours, which can only lead to a copy, and an inferior one at that.

    (For example, I wrote a novel in which Greek gods live in modern-day North Carolina. I absolutely forbade myself from reading Neil Gaiman’s American Gods until my own work was published. Then I read his three or four times.)

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