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Cartoon characters can be powerful marketing tools. Just look at the Jolly Green Giant, the Pillsbury Doughboy, the M&M characters, Tony the Tiger or the Keebler Elves. However, there are some rules that apply to using a cartoon brand mascot effectively. Use properly, a cartoon brand mascot can make an indelible impression and help you build a powerful brand. It can make your product or service highly recognized and perhaps more importantly - liked by potential customers. It can help you stand out in highly competitive market places, add value, command a higher price and hence - more profitable.
And then your friend finds out. Will he be a little bit hurt? Maybe. He might claim that this is his first time being late, that he won't ever be late again-well, that's not such a big deal. You don't have to argue it with him. Just explain. Tell him you're not crediting the clip art to him, so it won't sully his reputation (and if you have done your work right, the free graphics you've got are good enough that he shouldn't worry). Tell him you're just waiting and that you needed something in place. If he's really concerned about his art, it might speed him up; if he isn't it might slow him down. In either case, with your free clipart, you're set. You can let things run themselves and go join your buddy on the couch for potato chips and movies. After all, he might not start working on your project any time soon.