I'm currently in 12th grade and an aspiring cartoonist/animator. I've been wanting to be a cartoonist since I was 7 years old in 2005, so now it's been ten years! I want to study Character Animation in California Institute of the Arts. I want to create cartoons on TV that have a classic, Hanna Barbera feel, I even want to pitch some ideas to Nickelodeon. I'll post more on my childhood experiences of becoming a cartoonist, plus drawings, videos and blogs I have. Feel free to post your stories on what led you to become a cartoonist, what inspires you and how your cartoons are like, etc. Here are the rules on this thread: No teasing/stealing other people's ideas Encourage one another and be friendly That's about all I can think of. Let your creativity and ideas flow!