The mollusk walks up, well. not walks up, SWIMS up and says, well.. he doesn’t talk.. Alright, lemme start over.
People are often like: “I want to make friends with cool artists/fanfic writers/famous people”.
You know a great way to interact with them more? Give feedback to them. Do not do it just because you want to be friends with them, but realize that people appreciate that and it does spark a lot of conversations which might end up making you two connect. Talk to them, ask them questions on their work, tell them about your favorite bits OBVIOUSLY being respectful, keeping the right distance and trying to understand what their limits are.
You might think that “cool people” have shitton of amazing followers that give them feedback all the time. Trust me, that’s mostly not true.