I got involved because of years of preparation. When I was 5 I was drawing flip books, when I was 10 I was constructing whole cities out of legos (we had something like 40,000 peices between my brothers and best friends), When I was 12 I was making 8mm claymations, at 17 I took a major cartooning class…
Then when I was 20 I worked retail management (If you want to know why that drove me to work in flash, work retail management… you’ll never want to walk into a mall again.)
After a few more years of poping around with stuff, my wife hooked my up with the flash software. I instantly took it and ran. It was the best aspects of everything I’ve ever done and allowed me to express myself in ways I never before thought possible.
I’ve been using flash now for two years. Though the a/s side of it, I’ve only been studying for a year now.