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    Talking New York or Calfornia: Which place has the bigger commercial art scene?

    I posted this on Yahoo Answers then I remembered I have an account at a site filled with hundreds of artists. What was I thinking?

    Anyway, I've pretty much accepted that if I want a job in the creative industry, at some point I'll have to move from out of Kansas City. When I browse through job boards, forums, and company sites, it looks like a lot of creative jobs I'm interested in are located in either NYC or LA. It would be more convenient for me to move to NYC since I have family up there, but if most companies are in Cali, it won't be that convenient in the end.

    I have a background in illustration, sequential art (comics, storyboarding), game design, and I'll be transferring to another college in about a year where I'll major in illustration/animation. I'm kind of at a crossroads, in that I'm not sure which industry I want to break into (all I know for sure is that I want to make art for a living), but I know I'm most interested in illustration, gaming, sequential art, and animation.

    So, I guess my question would be where are these industries "bustling" most? I know it'll be competitive no matter where I go, but where are most of the these companies located?

    And sorry if this question is all over the place; I know what I'm trying to ask, just having trouble putting it into words.
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    There's not just one "industry" or one "commercial art scene." In general, publishing and advertising are centered in NY, film and TV are centered in LA, but that's a gross oversimplification, and those certainly aren't the only two places it's possible to work.

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