Last weekend, the first weekend in December, there was a global campaign on Facebook where people replace their profile pictures with their favourite cartoon character/s.
I was happy to see a lot of my Facebook friends took part. It was really interesting to see what everybody chose for their characters.
Being the curious type, the two most obvious question I had were which characters were the most popular, and which were interesting?
For the most interesting, I would have to give that to my friend Dan, who chose Banana Man.
For the most popular, that’s a much harder question to answer with any confidence. I don’t have enough Facebook friends to get a statistically significant result. Fortunately, I have this site which I estimate provided about 20,000 cartoon pictures to people looking for them over the weekend. Talk about suffocating from smog from the traffic from my blog! OMG!!!
Of course, I don’t have all the comic book characters out there, but I probably have about 500, of which 250 were here. That’s a decent sample size variety for me. I also have visitors from around the world.
From stats on this website, from what I could tell, Snoopy from the Peanuts strip was the most popular character (sometimes with Charlie Brown and Woodstock so hard to separate them out.
Comic book heroine Wonder Woman was a close second.
My Melody from the Hello Kitty strip was third.
Wilma Flintsone was fourth.
Homer Simpson was fifth.
Cinnamoroll from Hello Kitty was sixth.
Catwoman was seventh.
Love-a-lot Bear from the Care Bears was eighth.
Pebbles Flintstone was ninth.
Finally, Lucky Bear from the Care Bears was tenth.
I haven’t seen any articles yet which gives a large sample size for the most popular character, but if you do, please do share.
What about among your Facebook friends? Who was the most popular character or most popular cartoon strip?
And don’t forget about the most interesting character you saw.