I loved telling stories as a kid, but I also loved drawing. I used to write stories in typical prose and then illustrate all the best scenes separately. This was like when I was 9, 10 years old, so no one really read them because I didn't show them to anyone. I just liked doing it.
Couple years later I somehow got the genius idea that "hey, I could make my own comics and combine the two together!". Real Captain-Obvious-like. So I started making comics (on lined paper lmao), my friends at school would read them, all was well.
Saw an ad on Deviantart once a couple more years later for a now-defunct comic host called Hyper Comix. Wow, I can put my comics online, that's a great idea! I didn't really know there was like a whole webcomics "culture" or anything lmao I was like fourteen and mostly hung out on Deviantart and AOL chatrooms fml. So I thought this was some revolutionary idea, signed up, and started making comics on blank paper "so they're more professional" because I didn't want the people on the site to think of me as a kid. It was like the best day ever for me when someone other than my friends at school read my comics and liked them lol. And that's basically how I started!
I didn't really "choose" webcomics, webcomics kind of chose me [/cheesy]. If I hadn't joined that particular site, I probably would've heard of webcomics somewhere later down the line and still hopped on the bandwagon.
I can't believe I've been doing these dumb comics for ten years.