I would like to tell you from personal experience that being a creator that has no visuals only the written word is really hard to make my work palatable to anyone. There’s multiple reasons too; no one has the patience or the time to read a full length novel, or won’t take my work seriously, or because I’m not credible yet. Whatever the reason be, it’s frustrating and makes it all the more infuriating because writing stories is what my dream is. My friend Paul shares a similar passion only he executes his stories through visuals. The basis of this post is to tell you that you should follow your dream and if there is a struggle with everyday life then don’t forget to jump the hurdle. I would’ve liked to have found a quote to end this paragraph so instead I’ll improvise! You may question yourself whenever you can, at your most beautiful or even at your most degraded but just remember what Ernest Hemingway said; “Courage is grace under pressure.” By the end of it, I’m sure the struggle will be worth it.
Of course, do you think it was a walk in the park for him? No, no it wasn’t. He’s been working on his graphic novel for nearly 2 years; spending time building his fan base online, taking time away to go to De Anza College, getting a job which he told me that all the life savings and pay checks were spent getting materials to make Bananattack. Even after all that, I dropped in on him at a convention in downtown San Jose taking place in the convention center in the last weekend of May. There he sold his one shot at his booth; he sold about 30 copies out of 100 he paid to print, losing money and leaving him with nervous social awkward people to gaze and shutter.
Though following this path he has gained a lot of interest on the forum he posts at.
If there’s anything in your life that you are passionate about pursue that dream and achieve what you thought to be impossible. Just give it time and hard work and it should be worth the struggle, it only makes you strong.
~Stay strong my friends and set your goal to the be the center stage and build around that.
Visit Joseph’s Gallery: http://www.facebook.com/events/467694986598315/
Bananattack forum thread: http://forum.onemanga.com/showthread.php?t=101282
Help support Paul and Bananattack: http://www.facebook.com/Bananattack
And Here’s my book’s Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BelongOfficial