Here is my definitive answer to how to Make It in Comics, in three easy steps:
1. Get a pen, pencil, or computer.
2. Start a story. Use art to tell the story.
2a. If you do not have a story or cannot tell one, find someone to help.
2b. If you cannot draw, find someone to help.
2c. If you cannot find somone to help with either a or b, then go ahead and just do it yourself.
3. Convince someone to read it.
"Wait," I can hear someone saying over the electronic pulses of the internet, "that's how you Make Comics, not how you Make It in Comics."
Ah, gentle reader, I understand the confusion. But see, you will never Make It in Comics if you do not Make Comics. There is a big difference.
Many people want to Make It in Comics. Fewer, though, are those who want to Make Comics.
Have I "made it"?
Wanna see when?
That was the project where I stopped talking about Making It in Comics, and actually made a comic. It was a huge day. A turning point in my life. A complete paradigm shift occurred.
I got off my butt, took stock of what was important to me, and decided telling stories was one of those God-given urges I had been granted. So I made time and did it.
Almost as simple as that.
But I had finally Made It in Comics. And no one can tell me differently. However deluded I might be.