"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 I’m a cartoonist. After going into a lengthy explanation of my talents, education, loves, and influences the person I’m talking to just dismisses it all as kiddy crap. It’s people like that who are keeping animation/comics from becoming the true art form it’s meant to be. It’s also incredibly rude and insensitive to be so dismissive with a person you’re speaking with, even if it’s a subject you have no interest in. I have to feign interest in sports when talking to them, so there’s no reason they can’t 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...
3rd February 2011