I've been drawing for most of my life but didn't have any formal instruction until college. I've been into anime for almost 6 years, manga for around 4 years, drawing manga characters for 6 years and drawing my own manga for about two and a half years.
It's has been my dream to become a professional manga-ka for the past 4 years, but after researching manga-ka for awhile I realized that I need a steady income to seriously pursue it. So I'm currently attending two schools; a vocational school where I'm majoring in PC Technology and a community college where I'm majoring in web design.
And that brings me to right now; buried in over 18 credit hours worth of homework and trying to maintain a life.