Has anyone else on /a/ had a lifelong dream of becoming a cartoonist? Have you pursued it?
No but I have a lifelong dream of becoming a neet
I'm in a perpetual limbo between following my dreams and the pragmatism within me reminding me I'll barely be able to pay rent.
I will use the power of baking and cooking to supplement my dream of creating comics for the world to enjoy.
Follow your dreams that's what i do
I want to be a writer of some sort I guess. Maybe write a light novel or help produce a manga or anime sometime too. My art is like 7/10 though
I have a really nasty habit of giving up on things halfway through. It's been maybe 8 years since I finished more than one or two consecutive comic strips.
Bakuman was a pretty good manga but the pacing towards the end went awry.
Also OP, no. I think everyone doodling in their notebook had at some point a loose dream about being a cartoonist, but as with most people it never turned into anything specific or serious.
Fight for the top anon. Fight.
That's somehow encouraging, knowing it's not too common of a serious dream.
well, up till today I decided I was gonna end my non-drawing hiatus that stopped in high school and pursue one of my life dreams which is making a serialized "something" in manga-style. since I'm lazy as fuck I ended up signing up to a manga style drawing courae to relearn the basics as well as to practice on my tablet. The teacher is a fujoshi furry but I think I'll manage.
Hang in there anons, you don't want to end up like this, right?
Thanks anon, I'm going through with this. I passed by an exhibit on cartooning in my university's library today. Looking as the pages, I could feel my blood rushing, an excitement I hadn't felt in years.
I always got hung up on my inability to draw. But now I'm decent enough that I feel confident in moving forward.
now you only need to fix your crippling lack of wit
Writing has always been my strong point by a long shot. Unfortunately. I lost a great amount of time I could have been developing it.
>not getting rich first and then doing whatever you love at your own leisure and pace without having to worry about the next meal
For some people, it's this screaming drive that's just there. I can't tell you why I want it with a burning passion, it's just there. No round abouts, this is what I want to do with my life.
I did, but somehow I ended up being a software developer... I don't know when my life started going so wrong.
how to get rich
pls tell me idol girl
Isn't software developer a nice job?
Not my lifelong dream but I'd like to do some manga, web comic, or LN kind of thing someday. Maybe some simple animation to. Or at least just do the main writing/storyboarding/whatever and have a friend to the art
>being an idea guy
Want to make a comic of some sort? I need experience with the things you need done.
Just not the one I always wanted (since I was a kid). I have money and nice working conditions but I'm unhappy.
This is where I'm headed, and where I hope not to wind up. Anon, I'm at a point where both roads are before me. Do I chase after my dreams and happiness?
you do both
pursue your dream on the side, not like you have any gf or family to eat up your time
> Do I chase after my dreams and happiness?
The question is kind of dumb, whatever you choose you do it because you think it will end up making you happier.
>you do both
Not realistic. If you do this you'll end up being a diletant.
When this seems like a reasonable schedule, you know you want it.
that depends very much on your team
there are many things you can pursue in your free time until you're at a level where it becomes sustainable to make it your main job
on your dream, welp
Bakuman really got me excited, seeing people chase after my dreams.
Would you believe me if I said I got barely that far? a better way of saying it would be that I i actually got pretty good at one point, almost got through an art college, but eventually I dropped out for reasons. Some the people i met there were really disgusting, I don't mean physically but let's just say "taste-wise," these guys like naruto unironically and were complete tumblr drones. It was a decent enough experience since i could smoke weed while drawing which still helps to an extent.
And then there's a time when a 3DPD cunt of the worst kind who was an annoying lady gaga fan and a fashion major (i think) who fucking steals your shit because pictures of anime characters offend her. Fuck it wasn't even NSFW and yet she just steals them. That and me being lazy got me kicked out.
Well, when it's all said and done, I still try to persue it. I just wanted to make comics and maybe an anime in the future, but that kind of lofty shit is probably made fun here I imagine.
Here pretty much in a sense.
It's stuff like this is why despite /a/ being so shit that i keep coming back, the drawfag threads, the weekend waifu threads, etc. etc.
Here's to us anons, and hopefully regardless of whether or not we remain on this board; we can at least say we got somewhere.
The arts will inevitably attract oddballs. But there are sane, relatively normal people like ourselves there too. Here's to your hard work.
It's ironic, despite having a deep passion for comics, I 've always hated "artist" types.
i somehow have developed a medium amount of skill, but now i'm at a point where i can'r gather any motivation, dedication and inspiration to actually pull of a project, forget even a single illustration.
..how do i recover from this?
Want to collaborate on something?
eh, i don't trust people enough to do that.
you could be the worst writer in the history of humankind. or worse, a furfag.
i'm not gonna risk partnering with a stranger.
I have a deep hatred for furries, fujoshi, and all forms of fanfiction. But that's fine.
then you could be the type of person that wrote a super long story about what you think is the most worldchanging shit ever, and you're just looking
for sucker like me to enslave.
either way i'm not good with handling people. and i don't know wether i'll like your ideas or wether you even like my art.
Sounds like you have people problems. I'm just looking for work to do. Post some of your art, I'm curious.
we all know this won't lead to anything.
but we can try.
first answer me this question: what are your top three airing shows right now?
I'm not looking for jack shit out of you at this point. I want to see what another aspiring cartoonist's work looks like.
Tonari No Seki-Kun
Nagi No Asakura
...that's actually acceptable
well here's a sample of my stuff.
though i can do non-moe as well.
I can't color, but it looks like you've got more talent than I do. How long have you been at this?
My lifelong dream is to upload my brain into a computer and shoot it into dark space to live for the rest of time in a virtual life with mai waifu.
Being a cartoonist is too fucking hard. You're underpaid and overworked, it's too fucking hard to make something that people would enjoy and takes too much time to do all the artwork, story and all that bullshit.
maybe 6-7 years, on and off practicing with different intervals and intensity.. though i have been drawing randomly since childhood.
And how's your writing? Ever make a comic, or do you just primarily do artwork?
i've made short comics, i definitely know how to do them.
i suck when it comes to actual writing though.
but i do like to think and play with ideas (like most scrub writers). unfortunately it rarely ever comes together on the page
It's not my career in mind, but I've always had this dream of publishing a manga through a contest or something. Or be one of those quarterly-release mangaka.
I feel like I'm adequate enough to start messing around with it now, but I'm just so damn flaky when it comes to discipline. I don't put in enough of the practice I should be (hell, I haven't even drawn in weeks) and I'm hindering my progress. Oh well. Some day, I suppose.
I want to see one of those short ones. A strip with several drawings is where you really see a person's true colors.
Well shit, what a dreamer you are. You're talking about an actual japanese Manga or some american hogwash japcomic? If you plan to publish something but feel flanky and don't want to have to work weekly, just make 4komas. They usual do well as long as you have a simple premise and okay drawing. It's also something easy to start with if you're going for beginners and people who don't have enough fucks.
there you go.
the people in that thread already told me that the manga was lacking. and i know as well.
i've probably improved my art a bit since then.
None of the images are there anymore.
well, you can make out the general thing, that should be enough
hey, they look nice!
That's incredible work. I swear, there isn't an artist in existence who actually acknowledges their own ability.
I already know how to go about it. It's going to be a josei romcom manga that I'll be trying to make. Just because I'm unmotivated to draw right now, doesn't mean I'm entirely lazy. When the time comes around to me making it, I'll be giving it a 100% and not half-assing it and choosing 4koma or whatever just because it's the easier thing to do. Like I said it's not meant to be a career for me, so I'm gonna draw what I want to and just see how I place.
Bonus: It's a Mahou Shoujo anime
I always wanted to make a webcomic. I have story ideas and been trying to improve my drawings but I lack the motivation and the drive to complete anything.
>there isn't an artist in existence who actually acknowledges their own ability.
oh i do aknowledge my "ability".
but you have to see it objectively, you can't say you are at 90 when you are actually at 60.
Sorry wrong vid. This is the one.
Not really. It is tough work unless you really like drawing very much.