It is no secret that, in general, a career as an illustrator or cartoonist isn't the way to get rich. Though there are exceptions, of course. I never really felt I had a choice though, drawing is the only thing I am good at. Or moderate. Or I could be worse, I think... Well anyway. Of course I have tried other jobs, but they never lasted long.
And Storm? Well, Storm is good at being a cat. No doubt about that!