I thought this would be an interesting thread idea to ask you guys why you became a creator. As in, what made you start creating comics or novels to begin with. It doesn't have to be something profound so dont get discouraged if you feel like your story isn't interesting ^^
As far back as I can remember, I always loved creating stories, weather it be with my toys or drawing them out. I had (and still have) a very vivid imagination growing up so often times, I would have stories play out in my head like movies. Around the age of 10, I started concocting more elaborate stories that were akin to full blown series. Most of them revolved around things I liked at the time like Dragon Ball Z and Bionicle (Through fan videos and the lore. I was too young to fully experience Bionicle in its heyday). And I would feel so strongly about these stories that I would try to draw them out in comic form, and this is where I ran into issues. While Imagination is limitless, the same cannot be said for artist skills and at 10 or 11, I was a crappy artist. Whatever looked good in my imagination would not translate well to paper and this would cause a lot of frustration thanks to my perfectionism and wanting everything to be exactly as I had imagined it. These would prevent these story ideas from being more than something to thank about during classes and would eventually fade away once my interests were peaked elsewhere. But that would all change when I came up with the idea that would eventually become my comic when I was 13 going on 14. It was the same scenario as my previous stories, where it looked really good in my imagination but I was limited artistically. But, I didn't feel as inclined to let it go. Unlike my other story ideas, this one was original. As in, it wasn't based on any existing properties. And I began thinking, "What if I try to improve my art skills so I can turn my idea into a reality?" A had a little more motivation this time around and my teenage self was more patient than I was at 10. Looking back, I definitely motivated by a "what if I could do it" mentality more than wanting to become a professional artist. And its thanks to my decision of trying to turn this story into a reality is the reason why Im on the road to becoming one and why I'm the creator I am today.