Thursday, August 01, 2019

Among the advance copies that I received a few days ago are two books about Disney history aimed at younger readers.

The first one, Pencils, Pens & Brushes: A Great Girls' Guide to Disney Animation by my good friend Mindy Johnson, is a way for her to introduce teens to the groundbreaking research she conducted for her masterpiece, Ink and Paint - The Women of Disney Animation. This new book achieves this beautifully... and I do mean beautifully, since, in addition to Mindy's text, it is illustrated by one of my favorite Disney concept artists: Lorelay Bove.

The second volume, Mary Blair's Unique Flair, is also a feast for the eyes, thanks to the work of Brittney Lee.

Those two books are real winners and excellent gifts for yourself or for kids you believe have the potential to become future Disney historians.

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