New York Film Academy welcomed, Mike McMahan – one of the hottest writers on the animation scene – to the LA campus. McMahan is currently one of the lead writers for Rick and Morty on Adult Swim. Born in Chicago, he originally made the pilgrimage to Los Angeles to become a comedy writer for feature films. He eventually fell into the world of animation, and television may never be the same. He spoke with NYFA Instructor, Eric Conner, about how to become a Writer’s Assistant, the secrets of the Rick and Morty writer’s room, and his journey from Chicago to Hollywood.