From Chimaera Serials:
Even with the large range of stories being told, collectively, comics have always struggled to maintain their relevance in the media. While there are a lot of interesting characters, stories, and successful comic books, the comic medium in general just doesn’t rake in the benefits that other successful forms of entertainment do. Comic writers don’t become millionares, and comic artists don’t usually become world-reknown, even if their art is “museum” grade.
Yet interestingly enough, in recent years there has been a distinct surge in creators and emerging artists, inspite of the lack of fame and fortune. What is it about a field, that doesn’t promise a secure retirement, in fact it doesn’t even remotely suggest it, that lures aspiring artists and writers?
Arguably, the most prominent aspect can be explained in a single word: creativity.