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Ep.11: Curious mind of an artist with Tod Polson (The Book of Life)

By Iva Mikles: Artist and Creative Entrepreneur

Hey guys, in this episode, I am chatting with Tod Polson, an accomplished and awarded animation designer living in Thailand. He was mentored by Jules Engel, Chuck Jones, and Maurice Noble. He is known for his work on Howl, The Secret of Kells and The Book of Life. Subscribe to my Podcast to get notified when I post new episodes! Full Interview notes, key takeaways, and resources:    Resources mentioned Note: some of the resources below may be affiliate links, meaning I get paid a commission (at no extra cost to you) if you use that link to make a purchase. 4-H - a youth organization teaching kids different skills University Tod went to: California Institute of Arts/CalArts Mentors: Maurice Noble, Jules Engel Directors Tod worked with: Jorge Gutierrez, Guillermo del Toro Studios: Prodigal Pictures - a Motion Design and Live-action Production Company Cartoon Saloon - Irish Animation Studio Tod’s movies Al Tudi Tuhak (long, long ago) - Tod’s Student Oscar winning short movie Howl (2010) The Secret of Kells (2009) The Book of Life (2014) Art tools: Artella and Sync Sketch - share artwork and collaborate Shotgun - type notes and sync artwork Business tools: Trello - is a collaboration tool that organizes your projects into boards Book(s): The Noble Approach: Maurice Noble and the Zen of Animation Design Preston Blair: Cartoon Animation Richard Williams: The Animator’s Survival Kit Patrick McDonnell: Me … Jane - life of young Jane Goodall and her dream to help and protect the animals. Tod is working on a movie inspired by this book Follow Art Side of Life on Instagram Subscribe to Art Side of Life Thanks for listening! Share this show on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest Special thanks to Tod for joining me today. If you enjoyed this interview please let me know with a review, hopefully, 5 stars because I would like to reach many artists like you! See you in the next episode :) Bye! Connect with me on Instagram

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