Wow, there are a lot of stories of hardship here, but it's really inspiring to read them and know that you guys are following your passion :'D
As for me, my parents knew I loved to draw and they offhandedly supported it with sketchbooks and pencils for most of my life but I don't think they ever thought of me trying to make a living off art or comics. I'm fortunate in where my dad just wants me to be happy and if eating ramen every night while making art/comics is something that makes me happy, then he lets me do it. My mom on the other hand, she's a bit more realistic. Ever since I was young she tried to dissuade me from acting, writing, and art as a living saying I should have more "realistic goals." For a long time I thought she was right, but working a 9-5 job just didn't make me happy, and the prospect of working and being unhappy the rest of my life just had me pining for something more. Nobody at school really knew I drew, I kinda kept it a secret so I didn't really have support from anyone outside the house. When I met my husband (boyfriend at the time), he instantly supported my dreams and still does. He listens to my ideas and is often my beta reader, the first one to look at each completed page or illustration, and he assures me to stay home and continue my dreams while he provides for us.
My mom and family still don't think it's a good idea for me to do art/comics as a career. For them, they want to see something that it's working out--like money for example. Even if I don't make a profit; I don't care, it's my passion to do art in all the forms I can do it in and I'm gonna follow it. Sometimes their judgmental looks get to me and I often think about giving up, but call it stubborness, I want to prove them wrong and that this is something my heart is telling me to do--so I'm gonna go forth and do it.