First, I'd like to say that I think I found a winner with this forum. Today is the first time I've been here, and I've already spent about an hour watching cartoons.
I am completely new to animation, and was hoping for some advice on how to learn. (I mean 2D.) For example, what software? I bought a book this weekend called "Hollywood 2D Digital Animation," and created my first little cartoon in Flash. I've also heard alot about toonboom. What are the advantages of each? Or would there be an advantage to learning one before the other?
Thanks in advance, if anyone is interested here is a link to my first cartoon, it is basically just a character I designed so that I could practice with "squash and stretch."