Anonymous asked: Is it ever too late to think about breaking into comics ? I´m 26.
in fact, one would argue that with age comes practice and ability and you have more to say because you lived and experienced things.
there are quite a few creators, name creators, quote unquote superstar creators that broke out in what some would consider middle-aged.
as long as your work is vital and your point of view honest, no one gives a damn how old you are.
FWIW, I started writing comics professionally ten years ago, when I was 35.
There are a lot of good examples of people who broke out later or whose seminal work came in later in life.
As I recall Carl Barks was nearly 50 before he started doing Duck comics. Kirby, while working in comics since his teens, didn’t create the Marvel Universe until his 40s. Similarly Hugo Pratt didn’t create Corto Maltese until then. Jean Giraud didn’t take on the Moebius pen name until a age closer to when Pak broke in.
Yup. I also quit my job as an architect after 6 years, and started working professionally for the american market when I was 31.
It is never too late to try. Genesis is my first comic of any length, and I’m really proud of it. I’m also well into my forties, and, after achieving quite a lot in one field, it is a pleasure and excitement to have a long journey ahead of me in another.
I was 31 when I decided to make comics. I was 32 when Atomic Robo # 1 came out.