I love writing. The turning of a choice phrase. Finding the perfect words. But when it comes to that moment when I decided I was a writer…I don’t think I ever really find an exact moment. I think it was always just something I did. I’ve been writing stories all my life - and was lucky enough to be encouraged by teachers and friends who would read my stuff. Storytelling came naturally and I noticed when people would introduce me it would be “This is the guy who tells those cool stories” but I really didn’t even think of writing as a viable talent/skill until I realised I could make it my line of work (I wanted to be a fireman. LOL). Granted, advertising is a far cry from being an author/writer but it’s still writing and it’s still (somewhat) creative - and it seemed like the easiest way to earn a decent living doing it. And that published author/writer thing isn’t that far off, I think (gotta stay positive, right!?).
Anyway, what I’m asking is what made you choose this form and was it always something you wanted to do? If you’re just trying your hand at it for the first time (as it seems a lot of people are) how are you finding it? If you’re an exclusive comic writer out there, why writing as opposed to art? And did you ever have that moment where you stopped and thought: “WOW! I’m rather good at this!”?