It's always a pleasure to answer questions and share resources about starting to work as an illustrator and cartoonist. If you have a question or would like to conduct an interview please feel free to email me at yao@yao.nyc. 

Here are a few resources to consider that might provide immediate help: 

Website Building Tool

Prosite.com

SquareSpace.com

Comic Conventions in the US

Small Press Expo

MoCCa Fest 

Locust Moon Festival 

Comic Arts Brooklyn

Fresh Meat at the School of Visual Arts

Jobs in Arts

NYFA.org

Inking Tools & Process Breakdown

Ink: http://yaoxiaoart.tumblr.com/post/57900760123/gears-of-the-trade-without-breaking-your-bank-illustrati

Paper: http://yaoxiaoart.tumblr.com/post/58533130454/gears-of-the-trade-part-ii-paper

Other Tools: http://yaoxiaoart.tumblr.com/post/59907045386/gears-of-the-trade-without-breaking-your-bank-long

Career Coaching Blogs & Inspirations:

99U.com

GetBullish.com 

Forbes.com 

Books

Guerrilla Marketing

Eating the Big Fish

Self-Promotion for Introverts