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Visiting professor at Loyola Marymount University.
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I'd always been a cartoonist, [but] I leaned towards architecture because I didn't know you could make a living being an animator. In architecture, with all these building codes, all these historical codes, you start to realize how restrictive an art it really is - and for good reason. Because if the building falls down, someone gets hurt, that's a career-ender right there. No one's going to sue ...
Acker was hyperactive as a child, therefore his mother and father encouraged him to draw.