Hi Eric! and nice to know you here, I'm Peppe from Sicily, maybe I'm not the one on charge to give you the official welcome cause I'm here since one month, but for me is really nice that people in this competitive area of graphic designing, representing themselves with a real name and nice purposes. I've just seen some of your works...so keep fighting and first off.....VOTE FAIR cause almost a few here knows exactly what it really means photoshop working and the word "intellectual honesty".
I can say to you something that nobody has said to me when i've subscribed.... If you participate a contest don't forget to vote for everybody or the votes you've received they will have a total different value, that's how I lost contests before to understand, nobody will say to you cause is brightly not convenient to them and...the coin are money you can redeem reaching the target, not so easy so to receive good suggestions from a person participating in your own contest.
Anyway, you know how this world goes right now...we can just camouflaging it with a mask :) :)
Sorry for my MF English and....Keep choppin' and keep it real !!!