August was our month to focus attention on Commercials, Ids and Music Videos. Check out Sarah Baisleys in-depth look at CGI commercial production, Fred Pattens article on music videos, Rick DeMotts survey of ad agency creative directors and AWNs first Hot Spots Showcase, highlighting the best in animated and visual effects commercials. Readers can also peruse the second part of Joe Strikes wonder interview with Fred Seibert. SPONGEBOB fans can learn more about the man behind the yellow guy, Tom Kenny, in Rick DeMotts interview. Dr. Toon talks with TEEN TITANS Glen Murakami, Animation Pimp tackles the Ottawa Animation Fests financial woes and the Career Coach discusses the importance of internships. More book excerpts from Gene Deitch and Mark Simons tomes as well as reviews of short films, new anime DVD releases, Comic-Con, Anima Mundi, and books MAKIN TOONS and OUTLAW ANIMATION.