Trollface Artist Carlos Ramirez Talks 4chan, Incredible Hulk and Viral Fame
"I wasn't surprised that Trollface got passed around a lot," he says. "What surprised me was how fixated people were on the face. They would cut it out and edit it onto just about everything, and it eventually took on a whole different meaning."
"No such thing as bad publicity," he says. "If it gets used, that's one more person who will recognize it."
With deviantART slated to begin selling Trollface T-shirts on April 1 (no joke?), we think Ramirez could have some luck leveraging his icon into a larger art career. If Shepard Fairey can build an empire from one image of Andre the Giant, maybe this kid can do the same with Trollface.
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