Then there’s the story of Gabor Csupo and Arlene Klasky, selling their show Ahhh! Real Monsters based on a simple doodle scrawled on a paper napkin.This approach might work for you, too, if you had directed award-winning commercials for over a decade, made three seasons of The Simpsons, and created the hit original series, Rugrats. Until your resume matches theirs, you should avoid presenting ideas on a napkin.

David Levy gives us some career advice on on how NOT to start our new careers in animation, unless you’re the creators of Ahhh! Real Monsters. From Levy’s book: Your career in animation: how to survive and thrive.

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