Sunday, October 18, 2020

Ollie Johnston in his own Words

I am going to post a few comments by Walt Disney artists that were originally published in an issue of Storyboard Magazine from 1993. The topic is mostly about their relationship with Walt.

At the time these essays were submitted to the magazine by the artists, and as far as I know are unedited.

Ollie drew these charming sketches at his home in Flintridge around 1963.

Drawings: Howard Lowery Auctions


  1. Fascinating first person memories with hints of the great dictator! Thanks Andreas

  2. I could've used this article when I was writing my university dissertation... Still, very interesting to read Ollie's words. And to see his lovely sketches.

  3. Can you show a pencil test of Roger Rabbit?

    1. Sorry, I don't have any. I believe there are some pencil tests on the Roger Rabbit Bluray, in the bonus section.

    2. Well...What pencil tests you have. Don’t you post them on YouTube?

  4. Marge Champion, Snow White model, passed away Wednesday. She was 101.
    Thank you, Dear Lady.

  5. There is so much more than black and white...

    Beautiful ink-drawings!
    When I saw them I aked myself if Ollie Johnston drew them when he was ill. But he was too ill to drew them...

    Last Thursday I went with my daughter to the Keith Haring Exhibition in Folkwang Museum in Essen (a town in Germany).
    We watched on TV Keith Hearing walking over his picture to draw a line. My daughter and I were very fascinated how straight the line was he drew.
    To draw with ink can be very difficult.