Growing up in Ellington, Luke Foster says he did not have to worry about peers disparaging his then-hobby of making comics because he knew his early attempts just were not very good. So, he stopped.
Years later, he has started and stopped a career in journalism, returned to his craft, and more recently, moved to Hartford.
Foster is the creator of The Gang From the Store: True Tales from the Comic Book Shop and Moon Freight 3, and spent much of his time at ConnectiCon promoting his work in the Online Media Guest area. Besides selling his books, he was offering sketches at a lower price point.
For those just starting out as artists — including those whose work might be sub-par at the moment — he offered the following advice: “Draw every day.”
“Don’t worry if you’re bad,” he said. “Study others” and “don’t be afraid to mess up.”
If you missed him this weekend, he’ll be at ComiCONN in Trumbull on August 18th.