Unfortunately, for the Graphic Novelist...
The toughest part of this little crusade of churning out new Pinoy comics is having to deal with limited time and endurance. I admire those creators who choose to make comics full time, moreso those who have families to support. I have said before that making Pinoy comics could be a lucrative venture, but the operative word is "could." It takes a special creature to be able to do this. But as of now, I'm not one of them. I'm still held fast by the fear of a diminished bank account.
I also envy those who are content with doing either writing or drawing. The writers don't have to worry much about how the pages are going to turn out in the hands of an artist they trust, and the artists don't have to suffer headaches over the intricacies of plot, character development, continuity, and narrative logic. But for me, and those like me, the experience of doing both can be a lonely and frustrating experience.
But this is what I chose to do. I don't know if it's foolish of me to wish that more would choose this same path. It's one of the most impractical ventures ever created, and it will be a while before the graphic novel form gets its just rewards, at least in the commercial sense.
Still, I find comfort in knowing that I am one among a few. A special few. Parang special child.