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Postby owenoak95 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:05 am

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Subject title: Can I become a Professional Artist if I have Asperger's?

Hey guys, So when I'm older I want to become a professional comic book artist and I was watching one of Sycra's live streams and he said you need to have good people skills to get jobs and become professional. I have Asperger's Syndrome and I have no social skills, I stutter and I hate talking to people, I panic a lot and don't work well under pressure. Is it still possible for someone like me to become Professional?


Postby ErnieTheMighty » Sat Apr 19, 2014 5:37 am

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Postby lalesm » Sat Apr 19, 2014 5:43 am

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From what I understand there's medication, so maybe you could go on it?


Postby Ambiguity » Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:42 pm

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Maybe if you freelance, I'm not so sure a studio would be a good environment for you though. I don't know what kind of artist you want to be, but I know Dan LuVisi has ADD(I know it's not the same, but it can get on peoples nerves) and he's a quite successful artist(one of his projects even got picked up by a big Hollywood movie company). Do you know other people with Asperger's? Maybe they can tell you how they cope with a job.


Postby Wyntry » Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:18 am

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When it comes to comics, and this is the route I am on right the moment...you could always go with self publishing online. You need to focus on making sure your stuff is good enough. Always be humble, and take advice to heart that might could help you.
You have to trust the word of your peers and other artists' in the industry. If you don't you are going to be trying to give your stuff away. I have a stepson with autism, so I get some of the ticks and social awkwardness you are talking about, but since I don't know everything about it, all I can say is that you can if you want it bad enough. If you want it and love doing it, noone can stop you.

Here is a link to tips toward self publishing.

This is a link I look at and follow regularly for my path.

Some sites: (but they will cut most of the profit you would get)

There is other sites that you print your work on shirts and etc such as etsy. Just depends on how far you want to go.
Hope this helps
"Study hard and all things can be accomplished; give up and you will amount to nothing". -Yamaoka Tesshu
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Postby Osjey » Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:30 pm

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maybe try to make a social life around your art. Like deviantart and this forum. Then when you find some art friends you can slowly start skyping with them. Dont worry about it. Artists arent people who mock others for theire way of speaking.
heres my skype theosjeyman or look for osjey. You can add me and if you want we can draw together have a chat. Im sure you just met the wrong people :)


Postby marvel57 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:43 pm

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It could'nt hurt. 8-)that's the beauty of art, skill counts most. And results bottom line! You don't have to be a public speaker to succeed. And with the internet, the "studio" is wherever You are! Don't worry, get Good! ;)

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