I notice many working in animation tend to do "work for hire" even if they also create their own works, like Bill Plympton. I am curious which you prefer? This is not just about the work, as I am sure a majority would prefer to be creating their own stuff. I am also talking about the benefits, financial or otherwise, to doing so. While Bill Plympton seems to do well profiting from his original shorts and features, I am sure most would agree it is not easy. While creating your own short or feature may be more fun and artistically rewarding, I am including putting food on the table in this equation as well. With that in mind, which do you prefer?