Lucas began life as a sentient sock monkey who, through considerable effort, was granted one wish: to be a real boy.  He tried to wish for a million more wishes, but was informed that’s not how this sort of thing works.

Equipped with real-boy limbs he tunnelled to Toronto, where he tap danced for nickels before learning that there were other ways to make a living.  With the vigour of a puppy on a slipper he began drawing cartoons, earned a bachelor’s degree, learned to use a computer, and has been working as an animator ever since.

(The preceding story, while mostly fiction, is entirely true)