sorablue asked: Hello Mr Thomas first off am a big fan of your work. What i wanted to ask is, how did you over come your trials when you first started out?. i want to become a manga artist i pratice each day but whenever i enter a competition or try to get publish i get shut down its like somthing is always blocking me, how did u push on?
Thanks a lot for the kind words of enthusiasm and props!
I don’t have all the answers, but I will say I’m STILL trying to overcome my trials as an adult, working professional. The self-work is never really done I sadly learned…if you expect to get better that is. For your case, and anyone’s it’s really about just not giving up. That’s how you over come it. Sure, You’ll lose competitions, but you have to in order to know what you need work on. Truth be told, you’re gonna have to suck for a while before you start getting good enough to where you feel you’re at a level akin to the people you look up to. And that’s really the biggest challenge: overcoming the obstacle that is your self-esteem. In the end, the only person who can help you is usually the one facing you in the mirror, and to some, that’s a life of work.
Stay hungry, dude!