© 2020 by Mindy Johnson Creative

March 31, 2020

Indeed, we are living in strange and uncertain times. With family and friends in the medical field, the daily updates on the rising curve of this pandemic are rough. The devastating numbers leave us searching for logical voices beyond the federal absurdity, seeking res...

February 6, 2020

On February 5th, 1953, Walt Disney's fourteenth animated feature film premiered! The movie had taken more than thirteen years of development and three years of active production, but this animated telling brought audiences into a vivid, fairytale world finally explored...

January 17, 2020

80 years ago — January 17, 1940, one of the most highly anticipated and celebrated films to grace the silver screen debuted. Gone With The Wind  forever transformed the cinematic experience with its Technicolor retelling of Margaret Mitchell's saga of the old South.

Whi...

December 31, 2019

BLADE RUNNER, ALIENS, TRON, STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE, 2010: THE YEAR WE MAKE CONTACT, STAR WARS, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE, TIMECOP, MISSION TO MARS...and more.  Futuristic worlds, technology and products — far beyond our own limited imaginations — were vividly realized...

August 30, 2019

In my humble opinion, there can never be enough opportunities to celebrate the brilliant artistry of Mary Blair!

The story of this remarkable lady has been explored before, but never with such delight, whimsy and spirit as "Mary Blair's Unique Flair!" This treasured vol...

August 19, 2019

Sherri Vandoli, the last of the premium painters who worked on hand-painted productions at the Walt Disney Studios, has passed. 

When I began working on my Ink & Paint book a number of years ago, this talented lady was the last painter within Disney Studios Ink & Paint...

August 14, 2019

I'm deeply saddened to learn today of the loss of an amazing soul, a talented artist & dear friend — Laurel Wiley. After a lifetime of critical health issues, this vibrant and beautiful (inside & out) lady is now at peace.  

In my life as a musician, it was a g...

July 28, 2019

One of the most recognizable and beloved voices of all time has passed. The sad news of the loss of the great Russi Taylor is still sinking in. This sweet, gentle lady embodied the magic of the many characters she voiced, but she will always be remembered primarily for...

July 22, 2019

The tragic events of July 18th marked damaging changes to the animation industry. The Kyoto Animation Studio Fire, set off by a deranged arsonist attack, brought the senseless loss of 34 young animation artists whose talent and stories will sadly never be known. Nearly...

July 21, 2019

Once a year the beautiful city of San Diego, CA transforms into the Mecca of all things pop-culture, comics, animation, super-heroes, cinema and toys. Fifty years ago, a humble meet-up of earnest comic-book sellers and fans has now evolved into a teeming temporary metr...