My story of becoming an artist is pretty sad and weird. Read if you are interested
I started drawing around the year 2017-18, but those where just sketches into some of my notebooks. I made my first "real" drawing in September 2019. Fun fact, that since I was a kid, I never wanted to draw. My mom told me, that I even refused to use a pencil even if it was necessary. As for many of other comic artists, I watched a sh*t ton of anime in the last 2-3 years, and I loved it. A year ago I even started collecting manga.
The sad thing is, that my parents actually hate, that I am doing comics. They don't support me with money, neither emotionally. They think that I am wasting my time. I never had a good relationship with them. They always push me to finish drawing comics. It seams like they don't believe in me.
On the other hand, I can always talk to my grandma about my comic. She never read it (my first language is not English, I just learnt it at school, and she can't speak English at all). But she always pays attention to me and she is the one, who keeps me motivated.
The thing is, that my grandmother has cancer (I am telling the truth, I won't joke with this topic). She had a lot of surgeries, but now no surgeries can save her. So I decided, that I will do my best, even after she is gone. Her love will always motivate me, no matter what my parents say.
My story is actually based on my real life experiences. Who read my comic, might not believe this, but if you see deep into the lines, you can figure out what real life experiences did I rework to fit my story. I was always bullied at school, beaten up, and stabbed in the back by people, I considered friends. Most of the time, I was alone with my problems, wanted to keep them for myself...
But now, I want to say them out loud. I want to let people who experienced similar things know, that they are not alone. I want to show with my comic, that everyone has problems. Some problems are bigger and some are smaller, but either way, you do not have to deal with them alone.
My comic just started, the art isn't that good... maybe the story isn't interesting enough... But I am doing my best, and that is what matters for me.