Oh that sounds so cool if you don't mind me asking, how do you get into something like that? See, I'm wanting to do a manga. I've got a majority of the characters drawn out, I have the story in my head, but I don't know where to begin or where to go once I complete it to get it out there. I'm from a small town in the southern U.S., and they don't offer anything like that here.
Hmm, that's a tough question. I haven't been involved in publishing stories or anything like that. I only did illustrations as contract work for the publisher, so it's hard for me to say. But you should obviously start by getting the story onto paper, so you get closer to a more concrete product to present to someone. It'll be up to you if you want to self-publish or contact someone else who can publish it for you. Self-publishing could be as simple as having a page on Patreon where you post your manga chapters, and where people have the option of giving you financial support for continuing the work you're doing. The business model Patreon offers seems like a good fit for what you want to do, and I know there are several other comic artists there already, so I'd suggest visiting their website and checking it out.
Ah! I just started playing a ratfolk character, and this is a marvelous rendition of one! I'm actually glad it steers away from the monstrous and sinister look that previous illustrations have portrayed, this really gives me a good feel for how I'd like to imagine my character. <3