Every time my mom see's me on either this site, or mycomicshop she feels the need to tell me that I'm wasting my money on comic books, and that I should save up towards things more important. Same goes with my father, even though he has comics and some valuable ones, he feels the need to tell me the same thing, and also that I'm buying worthless ones. And also same goes with my friends, actually they also make fun of me for it. I can care less about what they say really, But no one so far is supportive or understanding as to why I'm collecting them. Really right now I'm only collecting the older ones, mainly because the art, I love the art of the older comics, I'm not a big fan of the new ones.. But I do someday want to spend a ton of money on one comic book, so I atleast have ONE that's worth money and will eventually go up in value as the time goes by. Is it because I'm young? I just don't understand why they have to put me down on something that makes me so happy. The most expensive comic book that I plan on buying is Iron Man 1968 series #60 FN/VF.. which is 6 dollars.. How do I go about explaining this to them? They know it makes me happy, and it's also my hard earned money.. I've always been into collecting things and they didn't care, but why so much with comics? I've collected cards, such as yugioh and star wars action figures (during my younger years though) This is why I like being part of CBR, I have support from you guys no matter what issue I'm buying or whatever. It's not like I'm spending my whole damn paycheck on comic books. I've never been this set on collecting something and that has made me this happy.
It really bums me out to the point where I just want to hide this hobby, and not tell anyone, and somehow secretly buy comics so I don't have to hear my parents give me shit.
Has any of you ever experienced this with family/friends? If so how can I explain to them why I like this hobby so much?