Comic books... Have I found my passion too late? Really wish I had drawing talent!

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    Apr 07, 2012 12:13 PM GMT
    So, I've always hated reading... But I loved writing. I considered becoming a novelist when I was once younger, but I put the idea aside as I thought it was contradictory, 'However, when Buffy ended I picked up the comic books, and I fell in love. And still read it to this day, same with the walking dead. Now I want to be in graphic design. And always have, but I'm only just teaching myself to draw. And it can take over 10 years to learn to draw professionally. This has me really bummed, I don't think I'd ever become a comic illustrator. But I'd love to see inside the industry. Writing them, seeing you're creation come to life. So I'm hoping, if I can keep improving, one day I can self publish my own comic book. Anyone else here a fan?

    Also, I hate X-Men and batman and all that, I'm only interested in the horrors/suspense comics. But I still love them.
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    Apr 07, 2012 12:48 PM GMT
    I love Batman comics and graphic novels. In fact, I love everything Batman.

    How can you hate Batman?! Try reading The Long Halloween; it's a great story.
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    Apr 07, 2012 1:01 PM GMT
    I don't "hate" them, they just don't interest me as much as horror...
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    Apr 07, 2012 1:11 PM GMT
    so why dont you try writing for comics and have someone else do the art? that way you can start a career in the industry and maybe later you can pick up on the art work.
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    Apr 07, 2012 1:11 PM GMT
    oh also you are 19. its not to late for you to do anything.
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    Apr 07, 2012 1:16 PM GMT
    It doesn't take that long to learn how to to draw...

    http://www.amazon.com/How-Draw-Comics-The-Marvel/dp/0671530771/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1333804460&sr=8-1

    This is how I learned when I was younger, and it only took me a few months to be decent at drawing people.

    From there it's just practice...

    The techniques in this book stick with you forever, and they are really easy to learn. The book is a bit old, but I think it will serve you well if you are serious about learning to draw.
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    Apr 07, 2012 6:13 PM GMT
    hey man it's never too late to learn, prerequisite that you're breathing so you can tick that off the list.
    I think it's fun to discover new things about yourself and just seeing where it goes, even if its just a personal thing.

    This is going to sound so lame but I was in a similar situation when I started singing lessons just for fun. The teacher actually kept pushing me to keep doing lessons and its been one and a half years and I love it. I may not be particularly super great at it but it's something I discovered I really love doing.

    You've got nothing to lose except the scraps of paper as you learn to perfect your skills. Best of luck mate!