Several years ago, animation historian John Canemaker wrote an exhaustive and very informative two-part article on the life and career of John Parr Miller, aka J. P. Miller for the ASIFA magazine, “Cartoons”. I’ve had the great pleasure of owning the two issues that featured this article and for a long time had the notion of sharing it somehow with others. Well, no need to now. NY animator Michael Sporn beat me to it and now you guys can see both parts of the article on his blog:
There’s some wonderful early work of Miller’s that Canemaker was able to show us, including this portrait of Mary Blair, whom J.P. traveled with (along with other artists) to South America during Disney’s “Good Neighbor” Tour of 1941.