"Most of the people who do this kind of work, do it out of love,
like the love you'd show to an ailing friend." – Grant Morrison
Couple more random excerpts scanned off the student assignments: as a sort of follow-up to cranking out so much material and producing some potential pieces, it's now all up to them to take what they've learned and created and unleash it all. "Keep throwing everything you got against the wall until something finally sticks" was a bit of sage advice I once overheard, and besides consistent output of both quantity and quality, that's about it as far as any secrets of success.
Here's hoping a few take the initiative to submit their work and/or have it hosted on-line, as many of the strips could attract and enjoy a readership. There's all sorts of opportunities (beyond the doing it all yourself route): the alternative rag here in town and the student paper up on campus are always looking for new material. There are innumerable special-interest/niche publications and websites that could really use some comics, it's just a matter of devoting time and energy after the drawing's done.
*Related post here.
"The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself, but in so doing, he identifies himself with people — that is, people everywhere, not for the purpose of taking them apart, but simply revealing their true nature." – James Thurber