Seriously, the awesome extracurricular activities of Los Angeles animators could fill a blog all by themselves. They probably do, and several comics- and manga-related conventions to boot.
When he's not at his studio dayjob, Mike Yamada created Zoom Zoo, a sweet Richard Scarry-inspired set of alphabet flash cards, which he produced in a limited edition of 500. They're available at his and his artist/animator wife's webshop called, what else, Extracurricular Activities. They also have some sweet books, prints and original art pieces. Check'em out.
Zoom Zoo alphabet flash cards by Mike Yamada, $25.99 [zoomzoo.net via mike yamada]