like my boy r kelly says, age ain't nothin but a number!
no offense to any of the wrinkly geezers out there but i'd hate to be an old person in this society, it seems very ageist
i dread becoming an old fart myself but know i will carry it off with a style & grace never before seen in the likes of an old folk
"Breaking in" is a myth and don't get your mind set on it. It strikes once in a generation, maybe. Just work hard, don't lose your love for it and if you get paid along the way, awesome. If you're waiting for that call out of no where to move your art table to NY to draw Iron Man, it's not how it works.
But no, 48 isn't too old to be involved. You know what's too old? Dead is too old.
thanks all you art dudes and dudets ! just what i needed to hear . i just get insecure about it , even though its a passion and the most challenging ,and fun i have ever had in art . i wont quit till rigor mortis and after if i can manage.
Yeah, considering you've done 25 comics and have a baker's dozen published, I'd say you're "in" alright. Though I'm in no position to say this (you're twice my age), keep it up! I hope I have the same dedication to my art 24 years from now.
And if you haven't already, start posting some art in the art forums. It'd be great to see what you're working on!
Rigor mortis produces some slick inks, just have to break a few fingers......
In fact, in some cases a little age can be a good thing. I expect an older person to be a little more responsible, capable of understanding deadlines and their importance. They may still make the same mistakes in terms of estimating how long something will take or how much difficulty it will present, which leads to blown deadlines or quality drops, but at least I generally expect an older person to not blow off their work for a night out drunk or playing games, or something.
Not to say older people don't do those things... I just give 'em the benefit of the doubt concerning responsibility (which they may blow as easily as anyone).