~ "Animation is all caricature"
~ "Don't show what isn't absolutely necessary to the story"
~ "Always think of how your character feels"
~ "The greatest animation is the simplest"
~ "Animation is such a long, hard work...you have to keep doing, doing, doing to learn."
~ "You can only have one love if you want to be an animator: animation. You can't devote yourself to it part-time."
Per Nicholas Blechman's suggestion I contacted his respected father R.O. Blechman (Founder of the New York-based animation studio The Ink Tank) who hired and worked closely with Ms. David to share his thoughts since her passing.
R.O. quickly responded via email to a few questions:
1. What was it about Ms. David that made you hire her initially as a solo animator? "Tissa was more-- far more-- than an animator. She was an animated filmmaker who had a special gift for creating or adapting existing storyboards."
|R.O. Blechman - illustrator and animator|