As a beginner artist can you talk about how you put work into the world? I find I lack the courage to put anything online. Also how did you know comics were right for you?
The internet is an interesting beast. I think one of the weird things about it is it’s made it very easy to get a ton of feedback on your art. When I was a kid, in the days before the internet, I’d make a drawing, and I’d spend a long time with a drawing before anyone else saw it. I’d have a lot of time to decide if I liked it or not. When I showed it to my friends, maybe three or four people would see it. It makes me sad that a lot of artists determine the quality of their work by the response of the internet. There’s a lot of amazing things on the internet that don’t get many “likes,” and there’s a lot of mediocre stuff on the internet that goes viral. I’d recommend that you look at the internet as a way to distribute your work, but not a way to determine the quality of your work. You need to figure out yourself if your work is good or not. If it doesn’t please you, it’s not going to lead to much happiness.
I think the only way to figure out if something is right for you is to try it and see how it feels. I like how it feels to make comics. This doesn’t go for drugs, though. Don’t try drugs, kids. Stay in school.