The blog Brokelyn talked to three aspiring Brooklynite cartoonists about making it, or at least surviving, in the comics world and the results are worth a read. Two of the interviewees, Leslie Stein and Brendan Leach, are SVA Cartooning BFA alums.
Lisa Hanawalt: I could describe every step I took in life in detail, but the only things that have consistently mattered are:
1. Making drawings, lots and lots of drawings
2. Being critical and curious about the world and my place in it
3. Putting my drawings where people will see them
Eye of the majestic creature / Leslie Stein – PN6727.S745 E94 2011
Making comics : storytelling secrets of comics, manga, and graphic novels / Scott McCloud – PN6710 .M34 2006
The education of a comics artist : visual narrative in cartoons, graphic novels, and beyond / edited by Michael Dooley and Steven Heller – NC1320 .E29 2005