Reading this thread really cheered me up. It's all too easy to despair about humanity and the many dark corners of existence, but there's so much creativity and hope too! So many voices here attest to our striving collectively towards... meaningful and positive translations of thought into communication.
Maybe I'm getting carried away, but it makes me happy to imagine all the people who posted here going about their daily lives thinking about their comics and projects, then coming home and making art. Even when it's tough.
Happy outpouring continues
As the age of automation speeds up things are going to drastically change, and I hope that humanity can support one another in pursuing art, philosophy, happiness and well-being (rather than destroying ourselves and everything else).
Art should be accessible! The fact that we're all here, making stuff, sharing our experiences, in this medium - it's amazing! The internet and platforms like Tapastic are making it possible, and I'm so glad that I'm alive to see it.
Wow, that turned out a little longer than I intended and I didn't even answer the question!
I'm a software tester. c:
Started making comics while I was studying Computer Science at University. After graduation I got a job as a web designer at a small start-up. It only takes one ego-crazed-maniac to make that kinda small-scale place too weird/stress though! I quit. Temped at various places and ended up part-time at a charity, comics on the side. It turned out to be a spirit-crushing harpies nest that no amount of positive thinking and determination was going to fix. Shudder. Dark time in my life. Now I work for a really wonderful software company - so grateful to have found a safe haven! I haven't entiiiirely stopped making comics, but they're not at the forefront at the moment.