Branding Is Important
This is my ultimate goal, to design a character or brand that everyone will recognize. They say that is the single most important task that you must do as a business or artist. This is your I.D. The only way people will know who you are. So I'm going at great lengths to make my character stand out and be unique as much as possible. I also want him to be a trend setter. I don't mind the copycats after the fact. Cause that means you are doing something great if they feel the need to copy your product.
Naturally I have to protect my intellectual property - which I already did. So no funny stuff!