The Ink and Paint Girls Podcast


I&PG- 038, Jeannine Hodson, Line Producer

Jeannine Hodson is a line producer with over 20 years experience with studios such as Nickelodeon, Disney, Warner Brothers, and more.  Have you ever heard this Orson Welle’s quote?  “Keep Ted Turner and his *BEEP* crayolas away from my movies.”  Well, Jeannine got her start on Ted’s team with crayola in hand.  Listen in as we discuss Jeannine’s role in the industry’s transition from hand-drawn to digital ink and paint processes, the era of Disney’s straight-to-DVD sequels, and how an attempted murderess becomes a beloved cultural icon in her own hit movie series.  Yes, I’m talking about Tinker Bell!



Jeannine Hodson-

Line Producer on Disney Junior's Puppy Dog Pals


Ted Turner


colorization controversy

Disney Toon Studios- direct to DVD releases



I&PG- 037, Sherry Delorme, Character Designer, Illustrator, and Fine Artist

Sherry Delorme is a character designer, illustrator, and fine artist who has worked in animation, gaming, toys, has had work showcased in countless gallery events, and even mentors through the Women in Animation mentorship program. 


Foot note* At the time of this recording, Sherry was a Senior Designer at Jaxx Pacific Toys, designing for the Disney brands.  She’s currently working freelance until she finds a new in-house art adventure!


I&PG- 036, Lindsay Smith-Carrozza, Character Designer and Voice Actress

When Lindsay Smith-Carrozza, Character Designer and Voice Actress on Cartoon Network’s “Mighty Magiswords”, felt uncertain about what she wanted to do in the future, she explored cartooning, hat and mask making, needle felting and more all while working in medical billing and graphic design! As she moved forward in her life, finding love, hardship, and ridiculous amounts of traffic, she found a home in the wonderful world of animation.


I&PG- 035, Leslie Strock, Visual Development and Multi-media Artist

Leslie Strock, illustrator, visual development artist, paper artist, puppet-maker, all around creative person, joins us in the studio to discuss the leap of faith she took moving from Florida to California, her time designing for studios like the Jim Henson Company, and being a multi-passionate creative and the struggles that come along with that.


I&PG- 034, Hannah Spangler & Gregg Lawson, Creators of “The Land Below”

“The Land Below” is an upcoming short film that merges animation with live action following a young girl named Anya who has to venture down into the the Land Below to save her home of Edenskies for losing its light and life.  This film was created by filmmakers Hannah Spangler and Gregg Lawson.  You may remember Hannah who came on the podcast about a year ago and spoke about the project a bit, but today we get in depth about what it takes to make a collaboration work- especially when you don’t live in the same state, how to use your life experience to fuel your characters and stories, and the eternal struggle that is work/life balance.


I&PG- 033, Bonita Versh, Animator and Commercial Director

From Character Animator to Character Designer to Animation Timer to Commercial Director, Bonita Versh has worked in the animation industry for over 30 years.  You’ll recognize some of these titles… The Rugrats, Rocko’s Modern Life, Scooby Doo, The Jetsons, and so much more!  With the aid of fellow veteran animator and previous Ink and Paint Girls’ podcast guest, Linda Miller, we discuss the hey day of Klasky Csupo, how it was easier for her to be a director for commercials rather than animated television, and how she made it through the decline of hand drawn in-house animation.


I&PG- 032, Steph Laberis, Character Designer and Illustrator

With a quirky start as a Cutie Mark Illustrator at Hasbro, Steph Laberis found her way from slogging away in a day job that didn't make her happy.  Finding joy in color and drawing animals, she found her way into freelance illustration and finally working in animation as she always hoped!  Hear her story and advice on today's episode of the Ink and Paint Girl Podcast.


I&PG- 031, Deidre Brenner, Screenwriter and Animation Producer (part 2)

Deirdre Brenner is an animation producer with a career spanning 20 years on projects such as Fairly Odd Parents, Pepper Ann, Star vs the Forces of Evil, and so many more.  However, even with this extensive experience in producing, she has been nurturing a screenwriting career along the way.  This is part two of two.  Get ready to hear about Deirdre's hustle in screenwriting!


I&PG- 030, Deirdre Brenner, Animation Producer and Screenwriter (part 1)

Deirdre Brenner is an animation producer with a career spanning 20 years on projects such as Fairly Odd Parents, Pepper Ann, Star vs the Forces of Evil, and so many more.  However, even with this extensive experience in producing, she has been nurturing a screenwriting career on her free time- entering screenwriting competitions and currently in talks for one of her scripts being optioned by a production company.  I'm excited to share this interview with you because Deirdre is a perfect example of someone who has a successful career but is also nurturing a second one.

This episode is part one of two.  In this episode, you will hear about Deirdre's experience as an animation producer.  In next week's episode, you'll hear about screenwriting second life!


I&PG- 029, Carole Holliday, Storyboard Artist and Animator

Having worked on mega animated films like The Little Mermaid, A Goofy Movie, Oliver and Company, Prince of Egypt, Carole Holliday has worked in assistant animation to character design to storyboarding to directing.  We discuss Carole’s career, what she’s learned, how Glen Keane taught her to be more confident, and why animation is such a powerful storytelling medium.



Witt’s Daughter- Carole’s short film


The Food Ain’t the Problem

(Carole’s new book)






Ellen Woodbury, Former Disney Animator and Fine Art Sculptor -

Jessica Morris, The Gryphon's Eye -