Originally Posted by Snocat
I have plenty of time to find some inspiration to make a character of my own before I start cartooning anyways.
I don't know if you have plenty
of time. You should already have some right now. (I myself had a couple of reoccurring characters while in elementary school.) You probably have some characters, but don't even know it. Look back at some old original drawings of yours. If you see something that has an inch of potential, build upon it and polish it up to how you draw now (because I bet your art style has changed since).
It's really cool that Mr. Doty took the time to read and answer your letter. I really respect people like that... ^_^
And yes, the suspense is killing me. Hurry up because I don't know how much longer I could last against Suspense's onslaught...