Mr. Maxwell Atoms, creator of "The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy", started a blog.... finally. He's posted some advice about getting into the animation industry. I think he stresses a lot of great things (and he mentions me as well). The most recent post, Jan 8th 2007, is about having a strong portfolio, I think that there are a lot of people reading this blog that could really benefit from what he has to say.
Go and read it.
I present: Sparagmos Industries