It isn’t particularly important or, in fact, important at all, what the assaholes (if it’s in Italian it isn’t a bad word) think of you. Fact of the matter is they don’t think at all. Few of them read, fewer still can draw and none can speak in complete sentences-not to mention splitting infinitives or ending sentences in prepositions. You on the other hand are a published cartoonist, something to which few can aspire to, much less to reach. It matters not one fig who is judging you, if anyone is. I can’t find my “Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations” to see who it was that said, “To thine own self be true.” A good quote to use whenever, “Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.” doesn’t fit. Circle the wagons and make some popcorn.