By “Heaven’s Door” do you mean “the Gates of Hades?” Because it feels much more like pushing a rock up a hill forever than singing with angels! The quick version of my secret origin is basically that I went to VCU for illustration, and after graduating I spent a couple years going to a lot of comic conventions to show off my portfolio, and eventually got hired.  I did the 2005 holiday special, and then was put onto Cable & Deadpool soon after that. There’s a debate in the art community as to whether or not college is worth it, because when you’re an artist, no one’s ever going to ask to see your diploma.  If college is the right path for you or not depends on what is the best way for you to learn.  Some artists are self-taught and are incredible talents, but personally, VCU was invaluable to me and what I needed to hone my skills, and I doubt I would have been able to get to where I am on my own.  Or, at least I wouldn’t have been able to get here as quickly as I did.  Also, I think there are a certain amount of business skills that I learned in school that are things self-taught artists might not bother to study.  (Although look out, because a lot of art schools don’t teach business skills very well) The main thing is, and I’m sure you’ve heard it over and over, is to keep drawing.  You learn something new with every drawing you create, so the more drawing you do, the faster you improve!  Good luck!

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