Hello everyone. I've posted a few things, but don't think I'm very well-known here... Anyway, I'm a university senior, about to graduate with a B.A. in Theology. I minored in Studio Arts with a concentration in figure drawing, and I have been drawing all my life. I want to become a professional illustrator and religious artist. Since many of you are professionals, I would appreciate knowing how you started out and what advice you might have: practical things like getting an agent or not, submitting one's portfolio to people, making contacts, approaching publishers, how this business works. Please tell me your stories!