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Where we celebrate women working in animation, and explore representation behind the scenes and on the screen.

May 30, 2020

I&PG-100, Xochitl Thienes, Visual Development Artist

Welcome to the Ink and Paint Girls podcast- a look at animation through the women who make it!

This is another interview in our Parenting in Animation series!

Hosted by Katya Bowser

 

Today’s guest is visual development artist, Xochitl Thienes!

With the long term goal of breaking into the animation industry, Xochitl found herself 8 months pregnant when she got the phone call that she got a prop designer job on Nickelodeon’s "The Casas Grandes." She shares with us the emotional rollercoaster of getting pregnant when you haven’t made it to your goals, how she handled the eternal question: to take a maternity leave or not, and how she asked for what she needed from her partner, friends, and even production team.

When people say you can’t have both, Xochitl recommends to not listen. You can have both. It’s hard work, but stay positive.

Foot note: This interview was recorded in late 2019.

 

Find Xochitl online:
www.xochitlthienesart.com

 

 

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April 27, 2020

I&PG-099, Christina Kishpaugh, Script Coordinator & Writer

Welcome to the Ink and Paint Girls podcast- a look at animation through the women who make it!

Hosted by Cassie Soliday

 

Today’s guest is script coordinator and writer, Christina Kishpaugh!

What I adore about Christina, is that she is herself in any room she walks into. But in a professional environment where others can sometimes try to put you in a box of how an assistant should act or speak, it’s a challenge to be yourself! She shares with us how she manages others' expectations while living up to her own, how she began her Hollywood journey at an agency and landed on the Disney Jr show, “Mira,” and how she uses her personal podcast projects as research and development for her writing career.

 

Find Christina online:
@stinakish on Instagram!

Her podcasts:

Drinks and Disney

Dreadful Dames

Jammiest Bits of Jam

 

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April 22, 2020

I&PG-098, Careen Ingle, Director and Animator

Welcome to the Ink and Paint Girls podcast- a look at animation through the women who make it!

Hosted by Cassie Soliday with guest host, Stephanie Meyer!

 

Today’s guest is director and animator, Careen Ingle!

With experience as a freelance and in-house artist, Careen has done work for Dreamworks TV, Warner Brothers, and even for late night shows like Conan O’Brien and Samantha Bee! She even teaches a film workshop at CalArts where she guides students to make their film in a year. We discuss her rise from freelance filmmaker/animator to storyboard artist to director, getting your projects done even when you’re working full-time, and being respectfully outspoken.

 

Find Careen online:
www.careeningle.com

 

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April 20, 2020

I&PG-097, Ashlyn Anstee, Creator

Welcome to the Ink and Paint Girls podcast- a look at animation through the women who make it!

Hosted by Cassie Soliday

Today’s guest is creator, Ashlyn Anstee!

Ashlyn is an amalgamation of all that she loves. She’s a writer, author, illustrator, and storyboard artist- not only writing and storyboarding for animation, but she writes and illustrates her own adorable kid’s books. With a reservoir full of stories she wants to tell across these mediums, one has to wonder how she can stay so productive! She shares with us her journey from Canada to LA, and how she protects and manages her time as well as her mental health. 

 

Find Ashlyn online:
www.ashlyna.com

 

 

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April 17, 2020

I&PG-096, Tiara Little, Production Manager & Founder of “No Hiatus”

Welcome to the Ink and Paint Girls podcast- a look at animation through the women who make it!

Hosted by Cassie Soliday

Today’s guest is production manager, Tiara Little!

She’s worked for Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, and is now at Netflix. With a bright eyed bushy tailed beginning as an intern at Nick, she went on up the production path from production assistant to coordinator to where she is now as a production manager. She shares what drives her to be better every single day, how she transitioned from being managed to managing others, and how she came to create her mentoring services called “No Hiatus” as well as her podcast, “The Animated Question.”

 

Find Tiara online:
https://www.nohiatus.org

 

 

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April 15, 2020

I&PG-095, Melany Altuna, Character Designer

Welcome to the Ink and Paint Girls podcast- a look at animation through the women who make it!

Hosted by Cassie Soliday

 

Today’s guest is character designer, Melany Altuna

 

Melany currently designs on the Disney Jr. show “Puppy Dog Pals” at Wild Canary, and has worked for clients such as Nick Jr., WB, Sesame Street, and Spin Master, to name a few. Originally from Venezuela, she shares with us her journey to becoming an artist and to moving to LA to make her dreams come true. But even though she’s left, she shares with us why it’s always on her mind and what she can do in it’s time of turmoil and political upheaval while still creating loveable pre-school characters at work.

Find Melany online at www.melanyaltuna.net

 

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April 13, 2020

I&PG-094, Kristen Pileri, Storyboard Revisionist

Welcome to the Ink and Paint Girls podcast- a look at animation through the women who make it!

Hosted by Cassie Soliday

Today’s guest is storyboard revisionist, Kristen Pileri

She shares how she went from production assistant to storyboard revisionist and how she pushed herself forward even when she felt all her hard work wouldn’t pay off. 

Some people love working in production, but it just wasn’t for her. She did her job the best she could, but at some point, she decided to stand up for herself and not to let anyone forget that she wanted to be an artist. Meanwhile, she is a champion of camaraderie among the crew and loves to promote a healthy work/life balance as much as possible.

 

Find Kristen on Twitter!

 

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April 10, 2020

I&PG-093, Emily Brundige, Writer & Creator

Welcome to the Ink and Paint Girls podcast- a look at animation through the women who make it!

Hosted by Cassie Soliday

Today’s guest is writer and creator, Emily Brundige!

Emily is a writer and creator, having created the hit Shut Up! Cartoons series “Pubertina” for YouTube, as well as most recently developed “Harvey Girls Forever!” for Dreamworks TV and Netflix. But her accolades don’t stop there, she’s also voiced the character of Sara in the Cartoon Network mini-series “Over the Garden Wall.” A prolific writer working in development and staffed on series, she even made time to create and produce the animated short film, “Goldie.” An hour isn’t enough time to pick Emily’s brain, but we can try.

 

https://www.emilybrundige.com

Watch her short film "GOLDIE" here!

 

 

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April 7, 2020

I&PG-092, Lizzie Waterworth, Voice Actor

Welcome to the Ink and Paint Girls podcast- a look at animation through the women who make it!

Hosted by Cassie Soliday

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Today's guest is Lizzie Waterworth! She's a BAFTA nominated voice artist, for her title role in the British animated series, “Horrid Henry.” With various animation credits including Team Jay, Alphablocks, and Bob the Builder to name a few, she shares with us how she found her way into this industry, what keeps her creative, and the exciting new project that drops on Digital and DVD today, on April 7th called STRIKE.

 

STRIKE is a stop-motion film, produced by GiggleFish studios, and is a coming of age, heart warming story of the struggle for Mungo to save not only his family, but his community and achieve his dream of playing Soccer for his country in the Wild Cup in Russia. 

For more info on this film, visit:
https://strikethefilm.com/about

 

 

 

 

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February 5, 2020

I&PG-091, International Visas with Yvonne Hsuan Ho & Nooree Kim

Welcome to the Ink and Paint Girls podcast- a look at animation through the women who make it!

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Today’s episode is about International Artists and navigating the Visa Process from two amazing artists who have been through it themselves. Storyboard Artist, Yvonne Hsuan Ho and Prop Designer, Nooree Kim, are passionate animation professionals from Taiwan and Canada, who have moved to the U.S. to plant their roots, but have found that being residental aliens certainly has its restrictions. Curious? Let’s get into it!

 

Find Nooree & Yvonne online:

https://www.hsuanho.com

https://nooreekim.tumblr.com

 

 

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