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

IPF-139, Kathy Jo Larson, Storyboard Artist & Director

October 27, 2021

Welcome to the Ink and Paint Folk podcast- a look at animation through the women and non-binary folk who make it!

Hosted by Cassie Soliday


Today's guest is storyboard artist and director, Kathy Jo Larson.

She’s worked for companies like PBS Kids, Joe Murray Studios, 9 Story, PrimalScreen, and more, doing all sorts of roles like storyboarding, directing, animating, and anything else she could use her artistic skills for. Today she’ll share how she survived the lean times after college, started her art LLC to begin her freelance business, the wild ride to moving from Georgia to Los Angeles, getting a fantastic storyboarding opportunity on the adorable show, “Let’s Go Luna” and how she eventually got to direct on it, too. It took years to get there, but she did it, and she knows you can, too.

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This podcast is produced in partnership with Women in Animation

"Today, women hold only 20% of the creative roles in animation. WIA wants to make it 50/50 by 2025!"

Please also check out other great organizations promoting diversity in the industry: Black n’ Animated, Rise Up Animation, LatinX in Animation, Asian Queens in Animation. and Diverse Toons.


Ink and Paint Folk on Social Media:
Twitter: @InkandPaintFolk - Instagram: @inkandpaintfolk