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> When people look at these comics, they always assume, oh, the guy that drew this must have done all that. But for me, I just found a cool way to get to the result that skips all that, even if it’s not as general or satisfying. People tend to assume that I’ve done whatever the most expert way of getting to it is, and so they assume that I know a lot more about the subject than I do.

This reminds me of Penn Jillette's comments on magic. Oftentimes a trick really is as banal as "he practiced that every day for months and months", but the audience will never believe someone has that much time/patience.

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