Why this Book? My head hurts sometimes. It hurts because, in my career, I have hit it against the proverbial wall so many times. Having worked in the animation industry for over 22 years, my head has found many walls to hit. There is just so much to know and communicate, both to your fellow artists and to your audience. As a young animation student, I read all of the animation books hoping to develop my artistic talents but nothing prepared me for directing an entire crew on an animated film. My hope is that this book enlightens the reader so that he or she may recognize the walls in his career and maybe . . . just maybe, hit his head against a few less.