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I grew up in Evanston, Illinois, outside Chicago.
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When I was a kid, I loved to draw.
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I liked to draw the same things over and over.
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I went away to college at Brown University, and took classes at Rhode Island School of Design.
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Then I moved to New York City.
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Looking for a job, nothing was quite right.
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How could I get paid for being an artist?
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I took my portfolio all over town.
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And showed my drawings to everyone.
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One day my big break came.
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Someone hired me to draw pictures for a children’s book.
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Then I tried my hand at writing.
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Soon I was writing stories AND illustrating them.
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Now I work in a studio in Harlem.
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Still drawing my favorite things.
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... over and over.
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When I’m not working, I ride my bike and go to flea markets.
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Write, and tell me what you like to draw.