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PRIMARY SOURCES S2 Resource List
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Mindy Johnson

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PRIMARY SOURCES WITH MINDY JOHNSON S2

EPISODE 1: Modern Day Masters

EPISODE 2: Getting on the Walls of an Art Gallery and NFTs

EPISODE 3: Having a Voice with Your Pen: Editorial Cartooning

EPISODE 4: Animation as Social Commentary

EPISODE 5: Art and Emotion with Disney Imagineer Joe Lanzisero

EPISODE 6: Disney Animators Jill Colbert and Kathy Zielinksi

EPISODE 7: Storyboard Artist Bob Scott

EPISODE 8: Festival Shorts in Animation with Nicolas P. Villareal and Aubry Mintz

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES

EPISODE 1: Modern Day Masters

Originally recorded from a LIVE Zoom Meeting: February 23, 2021, 11 am - 12:30 pm PST

Join modern day master painters BRYAN MARK TAYLOR, GREG MANCHESS, KEITH HUANG and DAVID DIBBLE in a lively round table Q+A with author MINDY JOHNSON as they dive deep into a variety of topics that range from inspiration, process, entrepreneurial, education, and the role of artists in today’s modern media environment. Meet the artists, ask questions and join the conversation. Please share, and use hashtags #CTNmoderndaymasters #CTNprimarysources

RECOMMENDED READING

Below are resources (supplemental reading) referenced in Week 1 of the lecture series Primary Sources. There will be more resources to come with each weekly topic; the below are quite general and inform the basic premise of the series:

Above the Timberline

By: Greg Manchess


EPISODE 2: Getting on the Walls of an Art Gallery and NFTs

Originally recorded from a LIVE Zoom Meeting: March 9, 11 am - 12:30 pm PST

Are you an artist who is wanting to at some point have your own art show? Ever wondered how other artists get selected to have a show in a gallery. Do you have artwork you would like to sell? Join this lively and very informative conversation with the curator ANDREW FARAGO of THE CARTOON ART MUSEUM and gallery owner MIKE VAN EATON of VAN EATON GALLERIES, joined by amazing Artist, Creator and TV Animation Designer DAVID DE PASQUALE and BRANDON STOCKING on NFT's. Go inside and behind the scenes of having your own art show from these leading experts who are from both sides of the walls of a gallery. Please share, and use hashtags #CTNartgallerywalls #CTNprimarysources

RECOMMENDED READING

Below are resources (supplemental reading) referenced in Week 2 of the lecture series: Primary Sources. There will be more resources to come with each weekly topic; the below are quite general and inform the basic premise of the series:

Batman: Definitive History of the Dark Knight Comics

By: Andrew Farago

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History

By: Andrew Farago


EPISODE 3: Having a Voice with Your Pen: Editorial Cartooning

Originally recorded from a LIVE Zoom Meeting: March 23, 1:30 pm - 3 pm PDT

 

Widen your viewpoint and sharpen your perspective about the voices that speak through editorial cartoons. An engaging and lively conversation sharing provocative and perspectives from across the political spectrum drawn by Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist with the Washington Post  ANN TALNEAS and Rueben award-winning cartoonist and designer at Dreamworks Animation  NICK GALIFIANAKIS .  Two of the best illustrative commentators and storytellers in the business today talk cartooning and animation with extra special hostess, MINDY JOHNSON. This is going to be an extraordinarily informative and fun time.

RECOMMENDED READING

Below are resources (supplemental reading) referenced in Week 3 of the lecture series Primary Sources. There will be more resources to come with each weekly topic; the below are quite general and inform the basic premise of the series:

Trump’s ABC

By Ann Telnaes

I’ve Decided I Want My Seat Back

By: Bill Mauldin

The Ungentlemanly Art: A History of American Political Cartoons

By: Stephen Hess and Milton Kaplan

Dr. Seuss Goes to War

By: Richard Minear


EPISODE 4: Animation as Social Commentary

Originally recorded from a LIVE Zoom Meeting: April 6, 11 am - 12:30 pm PDT

 

The journey of book to animated film. With compassion and careful skill, Writer Laurence Ralph uncovers the tangled connections  lending a voice to those long deceased. Join in a conversation with Writer LAURENCE RALPH, and Co-Founder/ President of Bron Studios BRENDA GILBERT, a company that she built with her husband, Aaron L. Gilbert. Please share, and use hashtags #CTNanimationsocialcommentary #CTNprimarysources

RECOMMENDED READING

Below are resources (supplemental reading) referenced in Week 4 of the lecture series Primary Sources. There will be more resources to come with each weekly topic; the below are quite general and inform the basic premise of the series:

        

The Torture Letters

By: Laurence Ralph

Renegade Dreams

By: Laurence Ralph


EPISODE 5: Art and Emotion with Disney Imagineer Joe Lanzisero

Originally recorded from a LIVE Zoom Meeting: April 20, 11 am - 12:30 pm PDT

Currently the Senior Vice President Creative at Walt Disney Imagineering, JOE LANZISERO has been a part of the creative engine that designs and builds all Disney theme parks, resorts, attractions, and cruise ships worldwide. Dive into the world of Disney Imagineering in this engaging behind-the-scenes discussion.

RECOMMENDED READING

Below are resources (supplemental reading) referenced in Week 5 of the lecture series Primary Sources. There will be more resources to come with each weekly topic; the below are quite general and inform the basic premise of the series:

Walt Disney Imagineering: A Behind the Dreams Look At Making the Magic Real

By: Disney Book Group

The Imagineering Way: Ideas to Ignite Your Creativity

        By: Disney Book Group

The Imagineering Workout

By: Disney Book Group


EPISODE 6: Disney Animators Jill Colbert and Kathy Zielinksi

Originally recorded from a LIVE Zoom Meeting: May 18, 11 am - 12:30 pm PDT

Join Disney Animators JILL COLBERT and KATHY ZIELINSKI in a lively round table Q+A with author MINDY JOHNSON, as they dive deep into a variety of topics, that range from inspiration, process, and their animation careers. Kathy Zielinski is currently working on 'The Simpsons,' and Jill Colbert is currently with Disney TV Animation. Meet the artists, ask questions, and join the conversation.

RECOMMENDED READING

Below are resources (supplemental reading) referenced in Week 6 of the lecture series Primary Sources. There will be more resources to come with each weekly topic; the below are quite general and inform the basic premise of the series:

“Ink & Paint”: The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation

By: Mindy Johnson, Forward by June Forray


EPISODE 7: Storyboard Artist Bob Scott

Originally recorded from a LIVE Zoom Meeting: June 15, 11 am - 12:30 pm PDT

 

Join Storyboard Artist and Animator BOB SCOTT in a lively Q+A with author MINDY JOHNSON, as they dive deep into Bob Scott's legendary animation career at Disney/Pixar.  Bob Scott draws the daily syndicated webcomic Bear with Me as well, now a new strip compilation book to be published in June 2021. Meet the artist, ask questions, and join the conversation! Please share, and use hashtags #CTNbearwithme #CTNprimarysources

RECOMMENDED READING

Below are resources (supplemental reading) referenced in Week 7 of the lecture series Primary Sources. There will be more resources to come with each weekly topic; the below are quite general and inform the basic premise of the series:

Molly and the Bear Hardcover- March 2016

By: Bob Scott

Bear with Me PRE-ORDER

Today on Bear with Me Blog

Bob Scott Instagram

Bear with Me Facebook

Abrams Book Publisher

Are You Ready, Freddie? Err...ruff!: A true story about a day in the life of an adopted, elder, shelter dog.        


EPISODE 8: Festival Shorts in Animation with Nicolas P. Villareal and Aubry Mintz

Airing On: August 31, 11 am - 12:30 pm PDT

Join award-winning Animation Director, Character Designer, Visual Development Artist NICOLAS P. VILLARREAL and award-winning Animation Director AUBRY MINTZ in a lively Q+A with author MINDY JOHNSON.  This conversation will follow the journey of a short film in animation, on its way to the festival film circuit! Meet the artists, ask questions, and join the conversation! Please share, and use hashtags #CTNfestivalshorts #CTNprimarysources

RECOMMENDED READING

Below are resources (supplemental reading) referenced in Week 8 of the lecture series Primary Sources. There will be more resources to come with each weekly topic; the below are quite general and inform the basic premise of the series:

        

On/Off Trailer

By: Nicolas P. Villarreal and Red Clover Studios

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES

The strength of 2D, and in my opinion the more personally satisfying aspect of doing that style, is the individuality of the artist. ~ Kathy Zielinski

I’m the world’s greatest relationship cartoonist—-it’s because I’m the world’s only relationship cartoonist—-which also makes me the world’s worst relationship cartoonist.  ~Nick Galifianakis

Comic strips are the best story-telling medium for a fast-paced world. ~ Bob Scott

If you as a designer don’t believe in your design and don’t see it beyond the context of the film, instead of as a real creature in a real world then how can you expect the audience to believe it? ~Peter Jackson

I started painting as a hobby when I was little. I didn’t know I had any talent. I believe talent is just a pursued interest. Anybody can do what I do. ~Bob Ross

There is beauty and humility in imperfection. ~ Guillermo del Toro