It's a very frustrating thing to be an indy creator without having connections, because even those who "support" you, won't even buy one of your book! They don't support you in any REAL way; like De Niro said in The Untouchables: "They're just a bunch of talk in a bag!" Still, I press on because I know there's someone out there who truly enjoys my work and looks forward to my creations; or at least that's what I tell myself.
P.S. I'm glad I have the support of my wife and I have a few great friends who join me in the battlefield of the comic book world, trying to make a name for ourselves in a business where there's only a few "big dogs" and the people that have podcasts or blogs are too busy kissing the "superstar's" butts and forget about the ones who really need their help. Still... we'll press on.
-Manuel A. Carmona