How did you get to where you are now in life? Like, how did you wind up with your job, meet these people, And do you have an autobiography I can read cause I want to know what I’ve gotta do to get a job like yours
i dont have an autobiography because my life isnt all that exciting, honestly! to get a job like mine though? i made a reference to it in a post about drawing advice a bit ago, but it boiled down simply to getting my work out there. i hadn’t done too much professional illustration, just some local stuff and self-published comics, but i was posting most of my stuff here and on twitter. when the Paradox Space site launched, i was enamored with the idea of homestuck comics in a more traditional format. i spent an afternoon sketching out a story and posting the roughs on tumblr since i wasnt sure if i was going to finish it or not. the editor at the time happened to see the post and recommended i send over a portfolio. sometimes i was asked to submit scripts, so i wrote a lot, and if they needed a script or a page on a quick turnaround, i did my best to help out. eventually it went from ‘hey we need a script’ to ‘hey we need some art cleanup for hiveswap’ to ‘hey we need animation for collide’ to ‘hey work on hiveswap fulltime’. it doesnt just “happen”, you just put your work out there, be easy to work with and highly dependable, and people will remember it. there’ll be jobs you get passed over for (good lord i was passed over and rejected from jobs and publishers for years) but don’t get discouraged and keep at it and eventually, hopefully, you will find what youre looking for.