I’ve put up the first draft of my comic here. Quick tip before I forget: While each chapter you create on Wattpad allows you to post a maximum of (20) images, only the first (5) will enlarge.
If there’s a proper category for comics, I haven’t seen it - but the number of drawing threads and sketchbooks I’ve seen people post has me convinced it would be worth its own category.
I would say go for it, man - I’m a writer, and my artwork isn’t great, but I decided to draw my first issue myself, to have something I could share with a potential artist-partner. Well, I wasted several years approaching folks, trying to find someone I could afford to hire, and now, after getting some encouraging feedback, I’m about to move ahead and draw the second of my ten-issue series.
I don’t know how you categorize yourself - if you’re one of those turkeys who can write and draw, I’m jealous : ) But drawing my first draft myself was a fantastic exercise. I was holding back because I’d get two panels down, and the characters weren’t looking consistent from one image to the next. At some point, I gave up on perfection. I treated each panel as its own work of art, and I have to tell you I had a lot of fun - I tried every method that came to mind, from tracing historical photos to winging it with pencil and then inking over that; I even started photographing myself and then tracing those with ink. It’s sure not professional-level, that first draft, but I (as you can see) am long-winded in print, and making this comic showed me the limitations of how much text you can put into a frame.
However - I broke a lot of rules and just did it for myself.
I think if you can get your idea across, you’ve achieved success. Alan Moore had some great perspective on using comics to move beyond the familiar visual formats, like movies - he wrote something saying that he preferred to use comics to bend time and visualization in ways that movies and other visual media would never succeed.
Sorry to ramble but it’s exciting to see someone else doing comics. Following you now and hoping I get an update that you’ve posted something!