We all have a reason for what we do - a passion that burns like fire inside of us. A story that needs to get out, a character that needs to be heard. You place a piece of your soul into all you create.

Denny - "For my sake"

Personally nothing motivates me more than whiney, complaining, lazy people. The whole image of someone going all "Baw, I can`t do it!" or making excuses to avoid whatever needs to be done just makes my blood boil with sudden adrenaline rush and next thing you see is me doing what needs to be done. The more I hear someone say how something is hard to do, crazy, impossible the more motivation I get to accomplish it.
So yes my motivation is pretty simple - I do it cause I can and I do it cause no one else will. I mean, really who will draw my own characters, my own stories, my own worlds if not me, right?


Joel - "For their sakes"

So what motivates us to create? Its not simply a hobby, right? When I create its to tell a story, share a piece of mind with my friends. Theres ideas jus roaming around in my head waiting to be let out. What us is it there in my head if I cannot tell it to someone; show it to someone? And so I draw, and so I write.

Drawing isn't just for myself nor just for my muse; it's for the characters. They were granted life through my ideas and it's up to me to realize this and draw or write for them so that their life can play out, however it may be. Our papers we draw on, or the documents we type in for stories, these are mediums, connections between our mind and their world and our pencil or keyboard is the bridge so that they may cross over and become reality!


Joey - "All for the sake of..."

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*shot* Okay fine. I'll tell you a secret. But don't let it get out, or my reputation will be ruined.

I had more than one moment in college when I seriously considered switching my concentrations, getting my degree in English, looking for some kind of writing job, and chasing after my dreams for all that I was worth. But I didn't, and for one main reason: I don't want this particular passion to become something I rely on. By its very nature, creativity is spontaneous, and I wouldn't have it any other way. I don't want to have to rely on that for a paycheck, or to force my ideas when they're not ready to take form. Deadlines and I don't get along well together. I know it works for some people. I don't think it would work very well for me.

It's not a bad thing to grow up just a little bit, if it helps you realize what you want to matter most in your life. What you want to become the foundations of who you are and what you love. Sure, it would be great to see my things published someday, in some form - out there for so many people to enjoy. I don't care about the money I make from it; I honestly love to watch other people experience the same excitement and emotions and wonder that I went through when I first created what they enjoy.

And I love what I do and what I create. I've been doing this for so long, that it's become ingrained in who I am. In spite of all the stress and frustration of always being short on time and ideas and energy...I just wouldn't be happy settling for a life with anything less.