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    ..goes together like peas AND carrots. Or does it really? Can it be possible for more Hilman Curtises to exist and gain quite a following in the design world, or the general online and off-line public?

    While I think that would be great, I feel that there would be alot of challenges to gaining popularity, the first being that alot of people wouldn't care. I just saw a really cool ad for Sprite.com and only reason why I took the time to figure out who did it is because I am also a Flash designer.

    On the positive however, I noticed that people do react to animated characters more than a "cool" design or interface. Keeping that in mind, has anyone from this forum submitted something creative (not work-related to web design) to Atom Films and got noticed/awarded big time? Is Atom Films the only popular venue where you could get your stuff out there into the public? Is it even possible for Flash artists to become famous like Hilman Curtis?

    I realize that there is also a price to fame. Suppose I do something really cool (like an animation) and it turns out to be a One Hit Wonder because I don't have the resources, money, and time to continue. That would get me nowhere. So, if I did a online series like Happy Tree Friends or placed my comic strips online like the Boondocks, Small Stories and so on, I think it might be possible to eventually gain a following. Whether or not I make money off my famous creation is another thing, because some of the artists I've seen have created characters and series that were not marketable..unless they knew someone who was a fashion designer, toy maker, or had connections to swag.
    For example:
    "Yeah, I'm selling BoBo Bunny T-shirts, mugs, tank-tops, even the official BoBo Bunny mouse pad. Just visit BoboBunny.com, watch episode 6 and get your chance to win kewl prizes!"
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    Now that's doing too much. Over the top commercialism.

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    If your looking for fame then I really think your in the wrong line of work. Obviously there are some designers and developers that are better known then others but it's not as if they are going around the streets signing autographs.

    The best you can really hope for is gaining some respect from other designers who are interested in what your doing with your work. I wouldn't call this fame though? It's not as if your a football player playing in front of thousands of fanatical supporters.

    The web has too many designers to really become "famous" but there's nothing stopping you gaining respect and appreciation from other flash designers. Getting countless emails and mentions on websites congratulating you and linking to your work is about as good as it's going to get.

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