He recently posted an exchange between himself and an unscrupulous businessperson looking for spec illustration work under the guise of a "contest."
Thanks for getting back. I know you didn’t mean to ruffle my feathers, but you did, because these practices are now widespread. Most places don’t need full-time designers and most designers are freelancers. Hence, hiring a freelance designer as you would anyone else. I don’t need a full-time plumber. But when I need one for a short period I don’t make them compete for free–I just hire one with a good reputation.You should read the whole thing.