i am a 3rd yr undergrad in pharmacy school in the NY area (UB) and have consistently worked on creative projects all my life as a writer/artist. i have come to terms with the fact that my true passion and greatest talent has always lied in animation (anime) and am ready to completely change gears to pursue this dream, hard as it is. my drawing skills are absolutely top-shelf which is why i believe i could be successful (i have been selling portraits, tattoo designs, and other originals for a long time). however, i know nothing about the animation world and need serious guidance as to the best way to go about this. information on the best schools, whether learning animation could coexist with pharmacy school (i.e. in the summer/winter), how anime companies recruit, and anything and everything else could literally change my life. please help me. thank you very much.