About the Author
Jon Warren Lentz is a coauthor of the best-selling Flash 5 Bible (2001) and Flash 4 Bible (2000). He was also a coauthor, with Lynda Weinmann, of Deconstructing Web Graphics (1998). In 2001, Jon founded Flash-Guru.com to fill the need for sustained, learner-centered training on a variety of intermediate-to-advanced Flash topics. The in-depth training and information learned at Flash-Guru.com are designed to help implement advanced Flash techniques in a user's workflow. Jon is also a regular contributor to Agosto Magazine (Japan) and EFX Art & Design (Sweden). In addition to his writing and Web work, Jon is known for his fine-art work: His images have been featured in the Graphics Poster Annual, Mac Art & Design Magazine, The International Designer's Network Magazine, and Shutterbug Magazine. He also lectures on digital art, design, and technology; most recently, he presented at Flash-Kit.
Bill Turner, Turnertoons Productions, Inc., has created hundreds of cartoons and games for commercial use. He has worked with Shockwave.com and Atom.com in creating and converting desktop Flash games to versions that will play faithfully on the Pocket PC. Macromedia used one of his Pocket PC game creations in their keynote speech at UCON Net York in the spring of 2001. Bill is a member of the Apple Solutions Expert program and speaks at seminars concerning Flash character animation and video/DVD productions issues. Bill has coauthored several books including Flash 5 Cartoons and Games f/x & Design (Coriolis Group Books) and the Flash 4 Bible (IDG Books).