60 episodes

The Ink and Paint Girls Podcast celebrates the careers and histories of women working in the Animation industry and explore representation on-screen and behind the scenes.

The Ink and Paint Girls Podcast Ink & Paint Girls Podcast

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

The Ink and Paint Girls Podcast celebrates the careers and histories of women working in the Animation industry and explore representation on-screen and behind the scenes.

    I&PG-107, Thandiwe Mlauli, Founder of Studio Yezi & Creator of "Sola"

    I&PG-107, Thandiwe Mlauli, Founder of Studio Yezi & Creator of "Sola"

    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 , Thandiwe Mlauli!
    Thandiwe founded Studio Yezi to focus on developing animated stories for African audiences and is passionate about equalising the playing field for black creatives on the continent & in the world. Her first development is a short film called "Sola"!
    In this episode, we discuss her thoughts on not seeking permission, leadership as a role of service to others, animation as play, the importance of having a support system, why it's important for us to show up for ourselves and be willing to transform, and so much more.
     
    Here’s how you can help make Sola happen!
    Donate to their fundraising campaign on Jumpstarter
    Follow @StudioYezi and share their Sola graphic and tag your post with #makesolahappen
    If you’re unable to make a donation, sharing the word with your friends is free and still helps!
     
    Find Thandiwe and Studio Yezi online:https://www.studioyezi.co.za
    @studioyezi
    @heythandi
     
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    This podcast is produced in partnership withWomen in Animationwomeninanimation.org
    "Today, women hold only 20% of the creative roles in animation. WIA wants to make it 50/50 by 2025!"
     
    Ink and Paint Girls on Social Media:Twitter: @InkNPaintGirlsInstagram: @inkandpaintgirls

    • 1 hr 4 min
    I&PG-106, Jessica Kleinman, Background Painter & Illustrator

    I&PG-106, Jessica Kleinman, Background Painter & Illustrator

    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 background painter and illustrator, Jessica Kleinman!
    From pre-school to adult animated series, Jessica has worked on shows like "Disney Jr. Nursery Rhymes" to "We Bare Bears" to "Thundercats Roar" to "Bojack Horseman" and more! She talks about hoping for freelance to lead to in-house gigs, moving to LA with her significant other who’s also in animation, as well as how she’s been able to adapt to each new experience along the way in this ever unpredictable landscape of animation.
     
    *Please note that this interview was recorded in December 2019
     
    Find Jessica online:jessicakleinman.com
     
     
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    Women in AnimationWebsitewomeninanimation.org
     
    Ink and Paint Girls on Social Media:Twitter@InkNPaintGirlsInstagram@inkandpaintgirls

    • 39 min
    I&PG-105, Anime and Manga with Vivian Lee & Vanessa Yee (part 5)

    I&PG-105, Anime and Manga with Vivian Lee & Vanessa Yee (part 5)

    Welcome to the Ink and Paint Girls podcast- a look at animation through the women who make it!
    Hosted by Cassie Soliday and guest host, Adam Holmes
     
    This is part 5 of our Anime & Manga conversation with Vivian Lee and Vanessa Yee!
     
    Vanessa Yee is a Chinese American female and third generation Angeleno. She directed "The Laundromat", a documentary about issues of silence, shame, and cyclical family dynamics for Asian Americans and hosts "The Bull and The Badger" podcast which further explores this conversation. Vanessa is passionate about giving tools to the Asian American community!
    https://www.thelaundromatdoc.com
    https://www.thelaundromatdoc.com/podcast
     
    Vivian Lee was born in Japan and grew up reading manga and watching anime. She is an associate producer at Walt Disney Imagineering and is passionate about storytelling and animation!
    https://www.instagram.com/vyumemi/
     
    Adam Holmes is a storyboard artist working in the Animation industry. He and our guests met in college at UCLA where they bonded over anime and manga, and brought us all together for this series!
    http://www.superadamworld.com
     
     
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    Women in Animation:Websitewomeninanimation.org
     
    Ink and Paint Girls on Social Media:Twitter@InkNPaintGirlsInstagram@inkandpaintgirls

    • 38 min
    I&PG-104, Anime and Manga with Vivian Lee & Vanessa Yee (part 4)

    I&PG-104, Anime and Manga with Vivian Lee & Vanessa Yee (part 4)

    Welcome to the Ink and Paint Girls podcast- a look at animation through the women who make it!
    Hosted by Cassie Soliday and guest host, Adam Holmes
     
    This is part 4 of our Anime & Manga conversation with Vivian Lee and Vanessa Yee!
     
    Vanessa Yee is a Chinese American female and third generation Angeleno. She directed "The Laundromat", a documentary about issues of silence, shame, and cyclical family dynamics for Asian Americans and hosts "The Bull and The Badger" podcast which further explores this conversation. Vanessa is passionate about giving tools to the Asian American community!
    https://www.thelaundromatdoc.com
    https://www.thelaundromatdoc.com/podcast
     
    Vivian Lee was born in Japan and grew up reading manga and watching anime. She is an associate producer at Walt Disney Imagineering and is passionate about storytelling and animation!
    https://www.instagram.com/vyumemi/
     
    Adam Holmes is a storyboard artist working in the Animation industry. He and our guests met in college at UCLA where they bonded over anime and manga, and brought us all together for this series!
    http://www.superadamworld.com
     
     
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    Women in Animation:Websitewomeninanimation.org
     
    Ink and Paint Girls on Social Media:Twitter@InkNPaintGirlsInstagram@inkandpaintgirls

    • 33 min
    I&PG-103, Anime and Manga with Vivian Lee & Vanessa Yee (part 3)

    I&PG-103, Anime and Manga with Vivian Lee & Vanessa Yee (part 3)

    Welcome to the Ink and Paint Girls podcast- a look at animation through the women who make it!
    Hosted by Cassie Soliday and guest host, Adam Holmes
     
    This is part 3 of our Anime & Manga conversation with Vivian Lee and Vanessa Yee!
     
    Vanessa Yee is a Chinese American female and third generation Angeleno. She directed "The Laundromat", a documentary about issues of silence, shame, and cyclical family dynamics for Asian Americans and hosts "The Bull and The Badger" podcast which further explores this conversation. Vanessa is passionate about giving tools to the Asian American community!
    https://www.thelaundromatdoc.com
    https://www.thelaundromatdoc.com/podcast
     
    Vivian Lee was born in Japan and grew up reading manga and watching anime. She is an associate producer at Walt Disney Imagineering and is passionate about storytelling and animation!
    https://www.instagram.com/vyumemi/
     
    Adam Holmes is a storyboard artist working in the Animation industry. He and our guests met in college at UCLA where they bonded over anime and manga, and brought us all together for this series!
    http://www.superadamworld.com
     
     
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    Women in Animation:Websitewomeninanimation.org
     
    Ink and Paint Girls on Social Media:Twitter@InkNPaintGirlsInstagram@inkandpaintgirls

    • 42 min
    I&PG-102, Anime and Manga with Vivian Lee & Vanessa Yee (part 2)

    I&PG-102, Anime and Manga with Vivian Lee & Vanessa Yee (part 2)

    Welcome to the Ink and Paint Girls podcast- a look at animation through the women who make it!
    Hosted by Cassie Soliday and guest host, Adam Holmes
     
    This is part 2 of our Anime & Manga conversation with Vivian Lee and Vanessa Yee!
     
    Vanessa Yee is a Chinese American female and third generation Angeleno. She directed "The Laundromat", a documentary about issues of silence, shame, and cyclical family dynamics for Asian Americans and hosts "The Bull and The Badger" podcast which further explores this conversation. Vanessa is passionate about giving tools to the Asian American community!
    https://www.thelaundromatdoc.com
    https://www.thelaundromatdoc.com/podcast
     
    Vivian Lee was born in Japan and grew up reading manga and watching anime. She is an associate producer at Walt Disney Imagineering and is passionate about storytelling and animation!
    https://www.instagram.com/vyumemi/
     
    Adam Holmes is a storyboard artist working in the Animation industry. He and our guests met in college at UCLA where they bonded over anime and manga, and brought us all together for this series!
    http://www.superadamworld.com
     
     
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    Women in Animation:Websitewomeninanimation.org
     
    Ink and Paint Girls on Social Media:Twitter@InkNPaintGirlsInstagram@inkandpaintgirls

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

PrettyMuchPluto ,

Inspiring

An incredible initiative to tell the stories of women working in animation and those who paved the way. I’ve been listening for a while and love to hear the myriad of voices of women across the animation industry. Cassie interviews animators, character designers, storyboard artists, revisionists, color supervisors, background artists, supervising directors, and more. It’s amazing to get a peek into the many roles in the animation pipeline and across all kinds of projects. Cassie has thoughtful questions that illuminates the guest’s story and offers an opportunity to have really important conversations about their experiences and perspectives. I’m so glad this podcast exists!

NoraSpaceAce ,

A Great Source of Drive

I’m a young woman graduating from college very soon with a degree in animation and hearing the stories of these amazing women help me to stay focused on my long-term goals! It’s also great for getting me to push myself, to get up and do something when I’m feeling run-down.

valerosfilm ,

Great

Inspiring podcast!

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