I know this is not the place to get into this, but I've held my tongue for long enough and really feel like you crossed a line here. I let it go when you shamelessly market sampled from my portfolio, and between you and your girlfriend copied over half my prints. You took my pricing, selling strategy, exactly copied my display- it has gotten to the point that I get complaints at every single convention that I have four tables with links to images of yours. In fact, you told me that my "help" caused you to more than double your sales at conventions (you're welcome). You can claim all you want that I have ripped you off, and since I have a "reputation" you can probably get away with it and have people believe you. But I couldn't have taken anything from you if I wanted to. 90% of what is in your portfolio at conventions was in mine first, and only ended up in yours after I told you what was popular for me. I'm not sure if you are delusional and actually believe what you said, or if you are just trying to take an unwarranted jab to try to tarnish my reputation just a little bit more.
You are a spectacular artist. I have the utmost respect for your talent and can only dream of being as good as you someday. I am shocked that you would stoop this low though. Maybe your ego has grown too big, and maybe internet rumors have just become solidified in your mind, but if you truly believe that I took this from you then I regret to inform you that this concept existed long before you came up with it, considering you took it directly from a well known video game. In my design I tried to do a twist on the popular concept of navi being annoying, taking it out of the setting of the game and applying it to everyday life. I don't think it oversteps any boundaries and certainly is as far from yours in concept as any two navi designs can be. I wish you the best of luck in your artistic endeavors, though I'm sure you don't need any of that to ensure your future success
I apologize to anyone who is just now tuning into this drama and wondering what's going on. Thanks to everyone for the kind words you have given on this design