Making comics full time is the dream for a lot of people in the comics industry!

But what does being a full-time cartoonist mean practically? What do you do every day? And can you make enough to live on?

We’re excited to talk to Jen Wang, the creator of the graphic novels Koko Be Good, In Real Life, and The Prince and the Dressmaker, about exactly those things (and all the questions in between). And in addition to her graphic novel work, Jen also does freelance illustration and co-founded and co-runs Comics Arts LA — she has a unique perspective on the industry.

Find more about Jen and her work online at or on Twitter at @alooghobi.