- Edward Ross
When people ask me how to become a comic artist, I have one answer: You want to be a comic artist, you be a comic artist. I know it sounds lame, a little too reductionist for my own liking, but it’s kind of true. I’m not saying you’ll be a good comic artist, or a successful comic artist, or even a paid comic artist… but you will be a comic artist.
It was something of a revelation for me when I first discovered just how low the barrier to entry for comics was. A pen, some paper and a little money to run the library photocopier: that’s about all you need to get started. It helps if you have more resources, but that’s the bare minimum. It’s an exciting foundation to work from: democratic rather than elitist; lo-fi and do-it-yourself, but with room to grow into and make your mark.
A panel from Filmish issue 3