SD CON: Floyd Norman

HOW THE GRINCH STOLE DISNEY

Animation legend Floyd Norman’s new book HOW THE GRINCH STOLE DISNEY debuts in San Diego this week. In this third volume of gag drawings, Floyd aims his sharp, witty pencil directly at Michael Eisner and the irredeemable corporate culture that he has created at Disney. The new book will be available at Scott Shaw!’s table (#I-8) where Floyd will be signing, and also at Stuart Ng Books (booth #5013). Below is one of my favorite Norman drawings in the book: in it, Eisner is trying to wheedle the secret “Pixar formula” for creating successful animated films, while the answer lies so very obviously in the name of the company he’s running. Even with Eisner on his way out, I wouldn’t be surprised to see this scenario continue to play out at the Mouse for many years yet to come.

HOW THE GRINCH STOLE DISNEY