I had the opportunity to meet a bunch of my role models at the CTN animation expo in Burbank, CA. These human beings set the set the standard for awesome. The rest of us spend our lives working toward achieving a fraction of their awesome.
Me 'n Genndy Tartakovsky the creator of Dexter's Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls, and Samurai Jack.
Glen Keane, the animator of Ariel, the Beast, and Tarzan.
Doug TenNapel the creator of Earthworm Jim and "Gear", my favorite comic book.
Me 'n Glenn Vilppu, the greatest figure drawing teacher ever.