David Sandberg has worked as a freelance animator and independent producer since he graduated from MCAD in 1974 with a BFA in filmmaking and photography. Pursuing a lifelong dedication to figure drawing, he continued his studies at Cal Arts in the Character Animation program. There he worked with several Disney animators and designers—including Elmer Plummer and Bill Moore—learning the core set of skills for animation and drawing that he has used ever since. After leaving Cal Arts, he spent two years in San Francisco working as an assistant animator on the feature ﬁlm Plague Dogs. He then returned to Minnesota where he functioned as animator and director on a variety of animated projects, including educational shorts, commercial spots, and interactive CD-ROMs. In 1998, he and his wife, Mary, formed Out on a Limb Animation to produce independent projects of varying lengths. Their adult feature My Art School Summer has been screened at festivals in Rio de Janeiro, Amsterdam, and Berlin.