I was watching some of Disney's True Life Adventures, and i had my sketch-pad in hand, and realized that, to someone who is considering animation as a way of life, watching these nature films was at least as useful as watching cartoons, if not more so.
later, i was sharing some of the sketches with my younger brother, who has been borrowing my copy of Art Moger's book The Complete Pun, and he said, "where are the Pelican's Briefs?" so i drew a pelican in his skivvies. Then my brother did his version of Pelican Briefs on the same page.
Then finally, i did my version of his version... on lined paper, of course, like an idiot.