Episode 131 – Nic Gregory (Background Painter), Part 1

Nic Gregory

Today, we begin a 2-part interview with Disney Publishing background painter Nic Gregory. I’ve had some interesting guests on this show before, and Nic is no exception. In fact, with his unique background and perspectives, he will be sharing things with you that I guarantee you’ve never heard before! And I can’t wait to bring this to you.

In this episode, Nic talks about…

  • What a background painter does
  • His favorite part of doing that
  • How he ended up in that part of animation
  • What his step in the overall process is, in general and then especially with Disney
  • How he got into the animation industry
  • The supportiveness of his wife, who was also a pro wrestler
  • How he began working with Disney Publishing
  • When his first books will come out
  • Upcoming projects
  • His favorite medium to work in
  • The class he taught at the Walt Disney Family Museum last month
  • The distinctiveness of Eyvind Earle’s style
  • His artistic influences


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