TAG's series of animation veteran interviews - Bruce Smith.
From the TAG website:
Trained at Cal Arts, director-animator-writer Bruce Smith got his start animating for Bill Melendez Productions on a Garfield television special ...
"I was lucky," Bruce says. "I never spent time doing the in-betweener thing. I went straight to being an animator."
Mr. Smith came into the cartoon business between semesters at Cal Arts, doing what he thought would be a "summer job." He's still working steadily more than a quarter-century later.
INTERVIEW BRUCE SMITH - PART 1
INTERVIEW BRUCE SMITH - PART 2