This is a series I call ďSo Youíre a Cartoonist?Ē which deals with all of the typical questions or remarks I receive whenever I tell people that I draw cartoons for a living.
"yeah, thanks for insulting my chosen profession because of your close-mindedness!"
I hate, hate, HATE this. This is probably the second most popular response to me telling people Iím a cartoonist. After going into a lengthy explanation of my talents, education, loves, and influences the person Iím talking to just dismisses it all as kiddy crap. Itís people like that who are keeping animation/comics from becoming the true art form itís meant to be. Itís also incredibly rude and insensitive to be so dismissive with a person youíre speaking with, even if itís a subject you have no interest in. I have to feign interest in sports when talking to them, so thereís no reason they canít feign an interest in cartoons.
BTW: this tends to happen more with co-workers or random people I meet off the streets than people at comic conventions...