You almost did compromise when you tried to work for DC Comics, a company which at that point had magic and LGBT characters (and that one magical LGBT character) in their comics.
The Puppy Episode" was the highest-rated episode ever of Ellen, drawing some 42 million viewers. "The Puppy Episode" won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series and a second for Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing. The episode won a Peabody Award and DeGeneres won a GLAAD Media Award in 1998. Show character Ellen Morgan's coming out has been described as "the most hyped, anticipated, and possibly influential gay moment on television".
GLAAD credits Ellen with paving the way for such LGBT-themed programming as Will and Grace, The L Word, and Ugly Betty and it has been suggested that Ellen and these other series presenting LGBT characters have helped to reduce societal prejudice against LGBT people.
So people like the guy who created Foamy the Squirrel online cartoon series, and people like Ixapter, Verbalase, and other online indie animation and comics people have relatively small cult followings online even though some of these people have showcased their stuff in videos which have generated at least 1 million views?
Verbalase has the series Cartoon Beatbox Battles on YouTube. All the episodes of his cartoon series have generated at least a million views each. His series is very popular on YouTube.
Like I said, better late than never. At least I know what I want to do with the toons and comics I want to produce.
I don't have to work for a studio to write and/or produce animation, and/or do do voice work, and I don't have to work for a publisher to write and/or produce comics.
I think having at least one online cartoon and/or comics series going is easier than working for somebody. At least I can be my own boss without having to deal with stuff like fighting for ownership rights and clout.
I don't want to have to move just to produce animation and/or comics for a living.
Having an online cartoon and/or comics series going is better than nothing. At least I'll have a career.
Game show host Monty Hall once said he became an overnight sensation but it took him 20 years to get there.
I don't think I'd mind being "internet famous". I'm more interested in making good money with my toons and comics.
I want to hurry up and get the training I need and want to learn how to voice act professionally and produce comics professionally.