Simple question, I think.
One of the things I'm always struck by is the fraternity of artists. And the other thing I am occasionally struck by is how distant and in their own world writers tend to be.
I think part of this is shared history. Artists commune from the past and have a shared history of toiling to learn their craft by learning from others and learning with others.
Writers tend to seclude themselves - in their own offices, or in their own head - and crack their ideas internally.
I wonder: Does the fact that artists tend to be more collaborative than writers lead them to be more connected with people that share their skills?
Late night pondering, as I forwarn Gordon Biersch, is all.
P.S. Got a blog over at http://blog.myspace.com/stevemarmel that I'm particularly happy with. If ya get a chance, peek at it. But since it's not about animation, I'm just linking.