Based on Mindy Johnson's critically acclaimed Disney Editions title, Ink & Paint: The Women of Walt Disney's Animation, this nonfiction picture book is a fun and inspiring look at many of the amazing women who have worked at Disney Animation over the years-from Story Artists, to Animators to Inkers and Painters, all with unique personalities and accomplishments, such as becoming a record-holding pilot, or designing Hollywood monsters, or creating an international club for tall people!
About the Author
Award-winning author, historian, filmmaker, educator, musician and more, Mindy Johnson's creative accomplishments reflect the diversity of her talents and experience.
A leading expert on women's roles in animation and film history, Mindy frequently writes and speaks on early cinema, animation, women's history, and creativity. Her ongoing research and groundbreaking discoveries continue to cast light on the invisible narrative of women's presence within the first century of the motion picture industry.
Lorelay Bové was born in Spain and raised in the Principality of Andorra between France and Spain. She moved with her family to Los Angeles when she was 14 years old and is fulfilling a childhood dream of being an artist at the Walt Disney Animation Studios.
Her inspiration includes her father who is an artist in his own right, as well as her tight knit family, Disney classic films, old Hollywood movies, her native Spain, and her travels. Bové has also illustrated the Toy Story picture book, The Princess and the Frog Little Golden Book, the Wreck-It Ralph Little Golden Book, the Monsters University Fearbook picture book, and the Disney Animation Studios Artist showcase series title, No Slurping, No Burping.
"In this inspiring picture book, Johnson celebrates the many talented women who worked for Walt Disney Studios: writers, dancers, singers, chemists, pilots, and-of course-artists. Some of these women achieved greatness while working at Disney, such as Dorothy Ann Blank, one of the credited writers for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
. Others found fame later in life: Mildred Rossi, who did the special effects for Chernabog in Fantasia
, also designed many famous Hollywood monsters. Some studied under Nelbert Murphy Chouinard, who agreed to teach Disney animators how to draw realistically when no man would. Bov channels Disney legend Mary Blair through her bright, playful illustrations. These career-oriented women are pictured hard at work-and happy! Their inkwells, sketches, and diplomas fly off their desks in a whimsical frenzy. Flowers and paintbrushes swirl around their smiling faces. . ."
—American Library Association BooklistPRAISE FOR INK & PAINT: THE WOMEN OF WALT DISNEY'S ANIMATION
"Award-winning historian Johnson chronicles the invaluable role women have played in animation history . . ."—American Library Association Booklist, Starred ReviewPRAISE FOR INK & PAINT: THE WOMEN OF WALT DISNEY'S ANIMATION
"No serious scholar of Disney animation should be without this authoritative volume."—Brian Sibley, writer, broadcaster, and Disney scholarPRAISE FOR INK & PAINT: THE WOMEN OF WALT DISNEY'S ANIMATION
"Here's A Book About The Hundreds Of Women Artists Who Helped Create The Disney Classics."—Cartoon BrewPRAISE FOR INK & PAINT: THE WOMEN OF WALT DISNEY'S ANIMATION
". . . a major book . . ."
—Cartoon ResearchPRAISE FOR INK & PAINT: THE WOMEN OF WALT DISNEY'S ANIMATION
". . . for the first time, a complete and detailed history of the women who made a significant contribution to the success of The Walt Disney Company and in the field of animation."—Huffington PostPRAISE FOR INK & PAINT: THE WOMEN OF WALT DISNEY'S ANIMATION
"Disney scholar Johnson, whose previous book detailed the history of Tinker Bell, has outdone herself this time around."—Leonard Maltin, film critic and historianPRAISE FOR INK & PAINT: THE WOMEN OF WALT DISNEY'S ANIMATION
". . . an encyclopedic, well-researched and fascinating account of women in the film industry."—New York Journal of BooksPRAISE FOR INK & PAINT: THE WOMEN OF WALT DISNEY'S ANIMATION
One of "20 Books Every True Disney Fan Should Have in Their Collection"—POPSUGAR