The Force of Ego.
Ego is a powerful force if you can make it work for you.  Several things inspired this strip.  First of course is the book CVJ by Julian Schnabel.  Second, was a quote I recently read by the cartoonist Daniel Clowes.  When asked by the Guardian what he thinks the most deplorable trait in others is, they quote him as saying “Unearned self-confidence”.  Personally, I doubt I could’ve accomplished anything without unearned self-confidence.  And third, I was inspired by the book How to Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon, and also his tumblr because he talks a lot about where ideas come from.

The Force of Ego.

Ego is a powerful force if you can make it work for you.  Several things inspired this strip.  First of course is the book CVJ by Julian Schnabel.  Second, was a quote I recently read by the cartoonist Daniel Clowes.  When asked by the Guardian what he thinks the most deplorable trait in others is, they quote him as saying “Unearned self-confidence”.  Personally, I doubt I could’ve accomplished anything without unearned self-confidence.  And third, I was inspired by the book How to Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon, and also his tumblr because he talks a lot about where ideas come from.