The Ink and Paint Girls Podcast

31
Oct

I&PG- 072, Jessie Slipchinsky, CG Generalist & Technical Director

Welcome to the Ink and Paint Girls podcast where we celebrate women working in animation and explore representation behind the scenes and on the screen.

Give a warm welcome to Jessie Slipchinsky! Currently a technical director at Disney TV Animation, on the show Eleanor of Avalor, she shares her journey to get there- from growing up in Conneticut to going to school in Florida to freelancing in LA. We talk about stable jobs, strategizing how to use that stable job to get into the one you want, and being up-front and honest about what you want, knowing that you have to do a good job where you at first.

Jessie Slipchinsky on Social Media:
Twitter: @jslipchi
about.me/jslipchinsky

 

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Ink and Paint Girls on Social Media:
Twitter: @InkNPaintGirls
Instagram: @inkandpaintgirls

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28
Aug

I&PG- 071, Kristin Donner & Kyle Neswald, TAG’s Family Leave Sub-Committee

Welcome to the Ink and Paint Girls podcast where we celebrate women working in animation and explore representation behind the scenes and on the screen.

The "Parenting in Animation" series will be sporadic interviews with parents working in Animation, deep dives into topics as they relate to the industry, as well as Q&As from YOU, our listeners.

We want to have a loving home life with kids, and not worry that our careers will suffer because of it. Let's explore the subject together!

Hosted by Katya Bowser and Cassie Soliday.

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The Animation Guild, also known as Local 839 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) is a labor organization that represents animation artists. They are an advocate for guild members and mediate disputes between employees and employers as well as offer pension and health benefits that you can carry across multiple union studios without interruption.

Kristin Donner and Kyle Neswald join us today, representing The Animation Guild’s Family Leave Sub-Committee to share their research and discoveries as the negotiations with the studios approach. 


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Kristin Donner: http://www.kristindonner.com

Kyle Neswald: http://www.kyleneswald.com

 

The Animation Guild:http://www.animationguild.org

Negotiation Resources: https://animationguild.org/2018-negotiations/negotiation-resources/

More specific family leave resources coming soon!

 

*For TAG members and their fellow house hold members who aren't covered under a health plan, Optum offers a concierge that you can connect to that will answer your questions and help you solve your health care problems.

Toll-free number
888-661-9141

For hearing impaired, dial 711 and then the number.
711-888-661-9141

http://www.liveandworkwell.com
Access code: MPIPHP

 

 

 

 

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16
Aug

I&PG- 070, Ashley J. Long, Supervising Director (part 2)

Welcome to the Ink and Paint Girls podcast where we celebrate women working in animation and explore representation behind the scenes and on the screen.

Ashley J. Long is the supervising director on Netflix’s new series Paradise PD, being produced over at Bento Box animation, and at the time of this recording is the only female Supervising Director working on an adult prime-time show- and might just be the first in nearly 20 years! This is a two part interview and this is the second half- so if you have  yet to hear part 1, feel free to pause this episode and head back to check it out!

(This is part 2 of 2.)

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Ink and Paint Girls on Social Media:
Twitter: @InkNPaintGirls
Instagram: @inkandpaintgirls

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14
Aug

I&PG- 069, Ashley J. Long, Supervising Director (part 1)

Welcome to the Ink and Paint Girls podcast where we celebrate women working in animation and explore representation behind the scenes and on the screen.

Ashley J. Long is the supervising director on Netflix’s new series Paradise PD, being produced over at Bento Box animation, and at the time of this recording is the only female Supervising Director working on an adult prime-time show- and might just be the first in nearly 20 years! With meager beginnings as a production assistant on American Dad!, she became a storyboard revisionist and worked her way up continuing onto other shows like Brickleberry, The Awesomes, and Legends of Chamberlain Heights. She shares in depth what Supervising Directing entails, how she navigated and strategized to get to this creative leadership role, and how she asserts herself in a work environment without bulldozing others. It can be done!

(This is part 1 of 2.)

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Ink and Paint Girls on Social Media:
Twitter: @InkNPaintGirls
Instagram: @inkandpaintgirls

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7
Aug

I&PG-068, Parenting in Animation with Mayka Mei & Bill Robinson

Welcome to the Ink and Paint Girls podcast where we celebrate women working in animation and explore representation behind the scenes and on the screen.

The "Parenting in Animation" series will be sporadic interviews with parents working in Animation, deep dives into topics as they relate to the industry, as well as Q&As from YOU, our listeners.

We want to have a loving home life with kids, and not worry that our careers will suffer because of it. Let's explore the subject together!

Hosted by Katya Bowser and Cassie Soliday.

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Mayka Mei, most recently worked as production supervisor covering marketing for Disney's Moana, and Bill Robinson, character designer and illustrator, join us on the show to discuss how they manage their new family far away from the roots of their own, what Mayka's interviews were like as her pregnant tummy grew, and how they plan to move forward in their careers and still be present for their little girl.

Mayka Mei- http://hapadumplinggang.com
https://twitter.com/mayka

Bill Robinson- https://www.flimflammery.com
https://www.instagram.com/flimflammery
https://twitter.com/flimflammery

 

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To submit your questions for future episode Q&A or to recommend someone to be interviewed, please email inkandpaintgirlspodcast@gmail.com!

 

Find Katya online:
Portfolio: http://www.katyabowser.com

Find Cassie online:
Portfolio: http://www.casassy.com

Ink and Paint Girls on Social Media:
Twitter
@InkNPaintGirls
Instagram
@inkandpaintgirls

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27
Jul

I&PG- 067, Parenting in Animation: Kids vs Career Q&A

Welcome to the Ink and Paint Girls podcast where we celebrate women working in animation and explore representation behind the scenes and on the screen.

The "Parenting in Animation" series will be sporadic interviews with parents working in Animation, deep dives into topics as they relate to the industry, as well as Q&As from YOU, our listeners.

We want to have a loving home life with kids, and not worry that our careers will suffer because of it. Let's explore the subject together!

Hosted by Katya Bowser and Cassie Soliday.

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Articles mentioned: 

https://www.cartoonbrew.com/feature-stories/moms-hollywood-animation-industry-speak-153879.html

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/being-an-artist-and-a-mother

https://www.wsj.com/articles/as-more-new-dads-get-paternity-leave-companies-push-them-to-take-it-1531301401?mod=e2tw

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To submit your questions for future episode Q&A or to recommend someone to be interviewed, please email inkandpaintgirlspodcast@gmail.com!

 

Find Katya online:
Portfolio: http://www.katyabowser.com

Find Cassie online:
Portfolio: http://www.casassy.com

Ink and Paint Girls on Social Media:
Twitter
@InkNPaintGirls
Instagram
@inkandpaintgirls

 

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19
Jul

I&PG- 066, The Colorful #Herstory of Bianca Majolie

Welcome to the Ink and Paint Girls podcast where we celebrate women working in animation and explore representation behind the scenes and on the screen.

In an era where women mostly worked in the Ink and Paint Department, a young woman named Bianca Majolie was hired to (as one news outlet reported) invade "the strictly masculine stronghold" of the story department at Disney Animation. She was the first recorded woman to work as a storyboard and concept artist for the company. Her most remembered accomplishment was creating the Silly Symphony cartoon, Elmer Elephant, as well as was a source of inspiration for animators like Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston who sited her philosophies on pathos for how the studio's storytelling style eventually evolved. A lesson that the gag-driven storytellers in the room weren't ready for at the time!

Hosted by Rebecca Nelson and Cassie Soliday.
Additional research by Samantha Conroy @anim_heroine

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The episode artwork of Bianca Majolie was drawn and painted by the wonderful Madi Hodges. Check her work out at http://madidrawsthings.tumblr.com and https://www.instagram.com/madidrawsthings !

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BIBLIOGRAPHY OF RESOURCES USED

Library Collections:

NYU Fales Library
John Canemaker Animation Collection
http://dlib.nyu.edu/findingaids/html/fales/cane/

Books:

Canemaker, John (1996). Before the Animation Begins: The Art and Lives of Disney Inspirational Sketch Artists. Hyperion Books.

Ghez, Didier (2015). They Drew as They Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney's Golden Age. Chronicle Books. 

Johnson, Mindy; Foray, June (2017). Ink & paint : the women of Walt Disney's animation. Disney Editions.

Websites:

http://cartoonresearch.com/index.php/disneys-silly-symphony-woodland-cafe-1937/

https://www.waltdisney.org/blog/worth-much-man-cracking-celluloid-ceiling

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bianca_Majolie

https://www.californiawatercolor.com/pages/carl-westdahl-heilborn-biography

 

 

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14
Jul

I&PG- 065, Katya Bowser, Storyboard Artist & Illustrator

Welcome to the Ink and Paint Girls podcast where we celebrate women working in animation and explore representation behind the scenes and on the screen.

Katya Bowser is a Storyboard Artist and Children’s Book Illustrator. Currently working as a storyboard revisionist at Nickelodeon on the pre-school show, “Shimmer and Shine,” she cut her teeth storyboarding for DisneyToons Studio, Epipheo Studios, many projects by independent filmmakers and then there’s the kids book she created, “Dex T-Rex”, which was published through Stan Lee’s Kids Universe. Though this is all impressive, I have to admit that my favorite of her work would have to be her journal and mommy comics, where she documents her life with her little girl and husband. We discuss how she was able to turn freelance boards into a full-time inhouse gig, how she balances motherhood and work life, as well as how she stays motivated to create in her free time.

 

Find Katya online:
Portfolio: http://www.katyabowser.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/katyabowserart
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katyabowserart/

Ink and Paint Girls on Social Media:
Twitter
@InkNPaintGirls
Instagram
@inkandpaintgirls

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3
Jul

I&PG- 064, Lisa Dosson, Co-Founder of Model Drawing Collective & Commercial Storyboard Artist (part 2)

Welcome to the Ink and Paint Girls podcast where we celebrate women working in animation and explore representation behind the scenes and on the screen.

This is part 2 of our interview with Lisa Dosson.

She is a commercial storyboard artist who has worked on promotions for Disney’s Moana, Rapunzel, Pixar’s Coco, and Finding Dory among many live action commercials selling things like the Facebook watch. She’s boarded and animated on music videos like “Walk Over Me” for the All-American Rejects. She is also the co-founder and manager of the Model Drawing Collective, which is one of the best open figure drawing workshops in LA- having sessions at Titmouse Animation Studios, the Animation Guild, Nickelodeon, and more. 

 

Lisa Dosson links:
http://lisadosson.blogspot.com
https://www.instagram.com/lisadosson/

Model Drawing Collective:
https://www.facebook.com/ModelDrawingCollective/

 

Bre's Twitter:
@breanimator

Check out Bre's podcast Black n' Animated on Twitter:
@BlackNAnimated

 

Ink and Paint Girls on Social Media:
Twitter
@InkNPaintGirls

Instagram
@inkandpaintgirls

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29
Jun

I&PG- 063, Lisa Dosson, Co-Founder of Model Drawing Collective & Commercial Storyboard Artist (part 1)

Welcome to the Ink and Paint Girls podcast where we celebrate women working in animation and explore representation behind the scenes and on the screen.

Lisa Dosson is a commercial storyboard artist who has worked on promotions for Disney’s Moana, Rapunzel, Pixar’s Coco, and Finding Dory among many live action commercials selling things like the Facebook watch. She’s boarded and animated on music videos like “Walk Over Me” for the All-American Rejects. She is also the co-founder and manager of the Model Drawing Collective, which is one of the best open figure drawing workshops in LA- having sessions at Titmouse Animation Studios, the Animation Guild, Nickelodeon, and more. Lisa is passionate about storytelling, figure drawing, and community-- which you’ll soon find out how deeply that runs! This is a two part interview with the first half focusing on how her dark days after college, new to LA, lead to a path where she co-created the Model Drawing Collective and how knowing the foundations will only help you on your artistic journey!

Lisa Dosson links:
http://lisadosson.blogspot.com
https://www.instagram.com/lisadosson/

Model Drawing Collective:
https://www.facebook.com/ModelDrawingCollective/

 

Bre's Twitter:
@breanimator

Check out Bre's podcast Black n' Animated on Twitter:
@BlackNAnimated

 

Ink and Paint Girls on Social Media:
Twitter
@InkNPaintGirls

Instagram
@inkandpaintgirls

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