How does an episode of Foster's get made?
If you're a fan of Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, you might find this interesting. Creator Craig McCracken is posting, in real-time, a step-by-step description of everything that goes into creating an episode of the series. You'll have to check the production blog every day to see how they're coming along. The first step, naturally, is coming up with a story idea, which Cracken says is usually based on a certain character rather than some mere "concept." I guess that's a good approach, and it seems to have worked pretty well for them so far. The blog is still pretty new, so there's not a lot of stuff on it yet, but check out the archives anyway for some cool early sketches of the characters.