I just had some stories to tell, and comics was the easiest medium for me to tell them in.
Dabbled in a page or two, here and there in high school after getting into manga. In 2009 I made kind of an attempt, didn't make it past 20 pages. Made another attempt in 2010 with a new story, that one made it till a little after the start of my current comic, like 2-3 pages more pages then I dropped it.
Nothing super special. Oddly enough comics didn't even register with me until high school, but I think the only comic I had as a child was a saddle stitched single chapter of The Electric Tale of Pikachu I got in a Pokemon game pack. Other than that comics didn't exist to me since I only cared about drawing, mineral hunting in the mountains and playing video games. I did some small bits of writing, especially when a movie pissed me off, and I thought I could write it better. Didn't do it often though since I hated writing. Lol