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February 22nd, 2008: A few people emailed me about Jess Fink's art theft story (see below!) saying that yeah, it looked bad, but what about Natalie Dee's comic here? I think that's actually a good example of an important difference. Natalie and Jess both came up with the idea of "soap talking about washing butts", and I think there's room on the planet for two riffs on that idea.

That's different from Hot Topic's shirt, which is both the same idea and the same realization of the idea: same soap, same improbable colour, same position, same body. One is two people thinking in parallel lines, while the other is one person copying another.


YOU LIKE TO READ: Probably, huh? Well GOOD NEWS: my book To Be or Not To Be (choose-your-own-path Hamlet!) is in the new Humble eBooks Bundle! Up to FIFTEEN books at a pay-what-you-want price, plus you support charity (and artists)! Definitely worth checking out, if you ask me.

NEW SHIRTS: As you may have noticed, I've spent the past all this year coming up with a new shirt design every month. Then I sold them for two weeks only! But now they're BACK... for two weeks only. Check them out! There are some PRETTY FRIGGIN' AWESOME shirts here. There's also a new one about dating, kinda?

One year ago today: Did you know, dear friends, that a "royal flush" can beat a "two of a kind" on the strength of the cards alone?

– Ryan

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