Meet a Creator: 5 Rapid-Fire Questions with Santiago “PitPit” Esparza

Santiago “PitPit” Esparza has been making webcomics like his SPAIN TRAVEL DIARY since 2016. His motivation was the medium’s inherent challenges:

“It seemed impossible to me, telling a story or joke in a few panels. But I still tried to do it and haven’t stopped since,” Santiago says. 

We asked Santiago five questions about being a creator. Here’s what he had to say:

Gumroad: What’s the most rewarding part of doing creative work?

Santiago: The most rewarding part of creating something is the audience reaction. I really think that if a person feels your art to a personal level, you get a profound connection from creator to reader.

G: How do you get yourself out of a creative rut/writer’s block/feeling unmotivated?

S: Everyone has bad days, but the only way to get out of an art block is forgetting that you have it. If you can’t think of anything to write, then write about something that happened to you earlier that day, or if you can’t think of anything to draw, then just draw whatever is in front of you. Or just go outside and get distracted.

G: Why do you create webcomics? How does your creativity help you achieve your purpose in life?

S: I think my main goal is to create good stories and share them with as many people as possible. Whatever I do creatively is in that mindset.

G: Why Gumroad?

S: Gumroad has actually helped me a lot because there are a lot of artists that I admire that sell tutorials, brush sets and pretty much everything you need to get started.

G: Is there anything else you’d like to share?

S: Yes! I’d like to share two of my favorite comic series that I’ve created: EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU and VIRGIN INSTITUTE