Ink & Paint: The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation
November 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
From the earliest black-and-white Alice Comedies to the advent of CAPS and digital animation, meet the pioneering women who brought hand-rendered animated stories to vibrant, multicolored life at Walt Disney Studios and beyond.
In her latest landmark book, Ink & Paint: The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation, author Mindy Johnson pulls back the celluloid curtain on the nearly vanished world of ink pens, paintbrushes, pigments, pencils and tea. Extensively researched with the full support of Walt Disney Studios archival resources, plus a multitude of private collections, firsthand accounts, newly discovered materials, and production documentation, as well as never-before-seen photography and artwork, this volume is a key addition to the collective history of animation.
Mindy Johnson is the award-winning author of Tinker Bell: An Evolution, a contributing writer for The Walt Disney Film Archives: The Animated Movies 1921-1968 (Taschen Publishing) and the celebrated book Marc Davis: Disney’s Renaissance Man (Disney Editions). She is a frequent speaker and writer on early cinema, animation, women’s history, and creativity.
Copies of Ink & Paint will be on sale (cash, check, credit). Please use Eventbrite.com to RSVP for the event and help the Friends of the Library determine the number of books to bring for sales and autographs. Search Mindy Johnson Friends of the Library.