Years ago I attended the Animation Mentor school for Character Animation. It was a fantastic experience. I enjoyed the classes, the teachers and the student body. In the months leading up to the launch of the school, I was in the inaugural class, there was a community of new character animators who were frantically gathering online, and occasionally in the Bay Area, in anticipation of the school’s opening. During that time I started a comic strip as a way to contribute to the community. A few months later while hanging out at the Animation Mentor headquarter in Berkley, of the founders recognized my name as the creator of the F5 comic and asked me if I could create of monthly strip for the school’s newsletter. 15 years later, the strips I made for Animation Mentor don’t seem quite as funny as they once did but my memories of the experience are still fresh and still fantastic.