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Turns out Duff's not the only artist who found comfort in Prince's music and lyrics during his formative years. Our friend Jen Boyles at SW's

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How a "Skinny, Awkward Pubescent Kid Who Always Felt Different" Fell In Love With Prince, and Grew Up to Create "Le Petit Prince"

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Turns out Duff's not the only artist who found comfort in Prince's music and lyrics during his formative years. Our friend Jen Boyles at SW's sister paper City Pages, has a conversation with Seattle artist Troy Gua about the inspiration for his new creation, the "Le Petit Prince" doll.

Here's a excerpt from their conversation:

What is it about Prince in particular that influenced you?

Prince was introduced to me by my sister right as I was hitting puberty, and I was immediately transfixed by this ultra-sexual, androgynous, other-worldly creature's equally alien and ambiguous music, message, and indeed his entire aesthetic. He was so confident, so self-assured, so astoundingly talented, so... weird. It was exactly what I, as a skinny, awkward pubescent kid who always felt different, needed - a hero that I could relate to and aspire to be like.

You can read the whole thing over on City Pages' arts blog, The Dressing Room.

 
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