I was looking at .net magazine where I read about Simon's Cat. It is a flash animation based on the mis-adventures of a cat terrorising his owner. It came about by Simon Tofield learning flash. It is a inspiration to me that he didn't know the program at all and it has grown to be one of the most successful animations on the Internet. It is now being turned into a book as well.
He animates using a technique called 'straight ahead' where he draws one drawing after the other. I like the sound of his work and it is possibly something I might aim at going into. However as much as I do like his animation I fell like there should be more going on but it is suitable for it's target audience.
To read about his interview visit- http://www.netmag.co.uk/zine/discover-interview/the-brains-behind-simon-s-cat