Listening to: Best track hits of the'70
Reading: Anime' Eicchicylopdia( special edition)
Drinking: making coffee espresso quadraple dosage
Before anime's and mangas' it will always starts somewhere, right? That's where Dojinshi or Doujinshii comes in fisrt.
Doujinshii: a.) means original works, original arts and anything goes..or etc. or atbp.
b.) means a group of people w/ original arts and works united together in sharing a common or same interest or goal in making great manga.
There are many ways making "manga"(japanese word for comic book or graphic novels.) generally many would work existing or current artists in a company. others would buy the rights of existing cartoons or anime' or anime'mangas charcter and used thier own original stories blend the two together thta we call fan fiction manga; f.f.comics or others words homage comics or homage manga. Finally there are those who writes stories, novels, graphic novels, comics or manga starts from scratch, this is where dojinshi or doujinshii comes in the picture.
The road of dojinshi(doujinshi) is a long hard road where writers, novelists, digital artists, artists or both in one to be recognized from crowd. Where viewers looked you down and the atmoshepere you telling "who the heck are you?" others would say you copied from other artist existing the current market; that's quite common where ever you go.
Then there are "real m'coy" viewers would praise you to keep up and perk up 'cuz they can see the light w/c others can't see through.That's because they have taken the same road that you'e have taken. Those people who can see what yours goals are keep them w/ you. It will inspire you or motivate yourself to continue what you're doing whether anime' drawing, making graphic novels or manga, and anime'or animations.
Someday, wheteher in weeks,months or years your you'll get your own stardom and fame. Just keep yourself busy; upgrade your skills by studying vocational realted to what your doing. improving your skill is the best. Keep a positive thinking,be inspiredand keep moving forward!
Finally your Dojinshi(Doujinshi) will be recognized to readerswill beocome fans whether local or international. It would become officialized Manga or a comic book. you never know 3 or 5 years from now it might become Anime',or a cartoon or animation or in games.
Good luck! You guys and gals who wants to do Doujinshii style to be Manga, comic book or Anime' or in games.
( If you ask me that's what im been doing in the 1st place making dojinshi arts someday a manga!)