I dunno. I always wrote and made comics and wanted to tell stories. I went to art school, them film school, then got into animation. when the comics internet was becoming, y’know, a thing, i wrote about comics because i loved them and because, hey, art school, and would show the animated work my friends and i were making the way other creators woudl showcase comics work. the animated pieces and critical pieces became my samples, basically, and eventually i was asked to write shorts, and the shorts became, uh, longs. whenever i’d produce written work — usually not the critical stuff, because it’s a specific type of person that wants to read that kind of thing for kicks — but either animated shorts, videos, demo reels, or comics, i’d give them to other people in comics. other writers, other artists, and editors — who eventually offered to pay me to write for them. for a while i did both, the animated/commerical stuff by day and the comics at night as a hobby, and then eventually writing became the only thing i did. make work, work hard, meet people, don’t be crazy, don’t stop. that’s my short version.
How did you start out as a writer? And what steps did you take to put yourself out there?