• I went to art school for about a year. I was born and raised in the Willamette Valley in Oregon into a middle-class family who didn't have the funds to say, "Here, kid. Here's your money for school." So I worked real hard during the summer and saved money and was able to go to school for a year and borrowed a little money which I paid back after that first year.

    "Interview: Mike Royer Talks Classic Cartoons, Jack Kirby and Much More". Interview with Bryan Stroud, January 30, 2015.