I'm currently an analyst going on four months now in a United States research institute and I have a custom desktop wallpaper. It's a couple of custom sketches of anime characters. Headshots, tasteful posing with no weapons, absolutely nothing to object to in the office and I've had it or variations of the theme for a few months without any comment.
My issue is that my responsibilities have changed slightly and I'm now expected to share my desktop screen with members of other research organizations in the United States that my section partners with. These meetings are fairly lighthearted and joking but still put me in a position in which I'm representing my team to business partners.
I can guarantee with absolute certainty that the other members won't recognize the characters or even anime in general. My concern is that ANY cartoon/anime/unofficial-looking desktop would be seen as unprofessional, although I have no hard proof to back that up either. I'm open to the idea that I'm being too overly sensitive on the matter and I'd rather not drag my boss into this. Besides all of that, having to flip desktops before every meeting would be kind of irritating in its own right.
Can anybody please confirm/deny my fears and offer some input? For example, would you personally think more or less of a presenter with a non-standard desktop?