I’ve received dozens of emails this week asking about the status of my Ward Kimball biography. Apparently, Amazon sent out emails to the hundreds, if not thousands, of people who had pre-ordered the book telling them it had been cancelled. To clear up any confusion about what is happening with the book, here are answers to the most common questions I’ve received:
1. Yes, Chronicle Books nixed the publication of my book.
2. Yes, it’s my opinion that Disney’s pressure caused Chronicle to kill the project.
3. Yes, I am amused by the Disney Company’s inept attempt to control the personal histories of its artists.
4. And most importantly, yes, Ward’s story will be told.
Stay tuned to Cartoon Brew for the latest developments.
Viva Ward Kimball!