The usual things:
1) I draw my own comic book, but then have to read it once it’s published in paperback. I’ve gone from the time I draw a comic book for the fun of it.
2) I doodle. I also draw things that aren’t comics. I draw things with a pencil on paper so I can draw on the computer or print. I have fun with it. I’m not going to pretend I draw superheroes, but it’s something I do a little of.
3) I make music. I like to make noise! That’s not a requirement for reading comics because I don’t like reading books, but a good soundtrack (of course, I don’t have a good soundtrack) will make the reading a little more enjoyable.
4) I do all this in my spare time, but I have a lot of things I want to do. This includes lots of reading comics.
5) I keep a journal (like any other person, just not a great one). I don’t keep books because they’re boring, I keep them because I use them. I keep a notebook with my story ideas at the beach or in the car, and it’s my favorite place to write. Writing it isn’t necessary, especially when you can use the same notes you use for comics.
I don’t believe in a strict “comic convention” concept I’ve heard so much about. I don’t think it’s good for people to feel like an outsider to comics if the comics they like are from other countries. Many comics are created outside of the US because of the US copyright laws and licensing deals with their publishers. This prevents comics from being released in places other than the US. And even when the comic is released outside of the US, it’s usually released in comic book shops in the US because there are far more comic shops there than there are outside of the US. A good artist makes his or her work in the place where they are most comfortable, and then releases their artwork to the world.
So, where do I find comics? Bookshelves and garage sales to me are the way to go. I’d never get anything done unless I had a way to purchase it. I buy my comics and my graphic novel on my laptop or phone, on a computer that allows me to download and print.
How can you find comics?
Now, in America, we’re lucky that our comic book scene is much