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EPISODE #37: Margaret Dean

When your cartoon career includes Snoopy, Scooby-Doo and Stimpy you really have run with the BIG DOGS of animation.  Veteran producer Margaret Dean (Nickelodeon, Warner Brothers, Mattel, Stoopid Buddy Studios) and co-president of W.I.A. (Women in Animation), brings her incredible insight to this week’s podcast.  Join us as she discusses equality in the industry, the changing landscape of animation, and what the impacts and opportunities are for anyone with the drive to create.

Listen on:

Many thanks to Margeret for joining us! Follow her organization, Women in Animation, on Twitter and Instagram!

Keep up with our intrepid host Hector on his own Twitter and Instagram pages. And stay tuned to NickAnimation25 next week for our interview with veteran producer of Rugrats, Recess and more - Paul Germain!

I love Paris. I can always go to Paris, it never alters for me, it’s my student dream. I’m an artist if I go to Paris; the smell of Gitanes, the women with hair under their arms and the way they’ve kept the buildings. I can get into all my fantasies.
            Alexandra Iolas was an old friend of Robert’s from the Paris gay scene and had arranged a small dinner party in their honour at his apartment above his gallery on Boulevard St-Germain.
            PAUL: Robert and I went over and had a very pleasant time.
—  paul mccartney: many years from now, barry miles

Ashley Boulet

Ashley Boulet, more commonly known as Ashley B., is the second-in-command of the Ashley clique in the series.Ashley B. is slender, of average height, and is African-American part French. She has curly black hair that goes down to her chin with a yellow barette on the left side of her head. She usually wears a white shirt with a yellow blazer/sweater, a plaid yellow skirt, long white socks, and black chunky-heeled shoes. She also wears red lipstick and a necklace with a gold pendent on it.

  • Her voice actress, Francesca Smith, and Ashley A.’s voice actress, Anndi McAfee, are also known for playing best friends Helga Pataki and Phoebe Heyerdahl on Nickelodeon's Hey Arnold!, which series creators Paul Germain and Joe Ansolabehere worked on during the show’s first season before leaving for The Walt Disney Company.

Here’s my complete list of San Diego Comicon 2016 activities! 


• Happy Happy! Joy Joy!: 25 Years of Nickelodeon Original Animation (Thursday, July 21, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; room 6A)
For 25 years Nickelodeon has produced some of the most innovative and memorable animation in the history of television. Nick Animation Podcast host Hector Navarro finds out how and why four of the network’s most influential creators did what they did: Craig Bartlett (Hey Arnold!), Jhonen Vasquez (Invader Zim), Butch Hartman (The Fairly OddParents, Danny Phantom) and Arlene Klasky, who along with Gabor Csupo and Paul Germain, created Rugrats. Don’t miss the chance to see production art from the upcoming TV movie Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie; animation from Hartman’s new Bunsen is a Beast!; and the world premiere of Don vs Raph, a TMNT animated short written and produced by Jhonen Vasquez.

• Invader ZIM Conquers San Diego Comic-Con, Saturday, 7/23/16, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Room 29AB
It’s been one year since the premiere of the Invader ZIM comic books, based on the popular Nickelodeon series, so join us for a retrospective of the series so far as well as hints for what’s to come! Featuring Jhonen Vasquez (series creator, control brain), Aaron Alexovich (character designer, artist), Dave Crosland (comic artist), and Megan Lawton (inker) all telling horrible, horrible secrets about the comic book series.


Oni Press Booth #1833

Thursday, 7/21 • Invader ZIM signing with Jhonen Vasquez and Megan Lawton, 6–7 PM

Friday, 7/22 • Invader ZIM signing with Jhonen Vasquez, 6–7 PM

Saturday, 7/23 • Invader ZIM signing with Jhonen Vasquez, Aaron Alexovich, Dave Crosland, and Megan Lawton, 3:30–4:30 PM


Sunday, 7/23 • I expire from exhaustion and germs.


A Woman Seated Beside a Vase of Flowers (Madame Paul Valpinçon?), 1865 by Molly

<br /><i>Via Flickr:</i>
<br />A Woman Seated Beside a Vase of Flowers (Madame Paul Valpinçon?), 1865

Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas (French, 1834–1917) Oil on canvas ; 29 x 36 ½ in. (73.7 x 92.7 cm) H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929 (29.100.128)

Called “Femme accoudée près d'un pot de fleurs” when the artist sold it in 1887, the painting is possibly a portrait of Mme Paul Valpinçon, wife of Degas’s childhood friend. The bouquet is composed largely of asters. A pencil study for this portrait, also dated 1865, is in the Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Portrait of Mme de Vermenoux
Louis Carmontelle (Frenc; 1717–1806)
ca. 1770s
Red and black chalk, with watercolor (on two conjoined sheets)
The British Museum, London | © Trustees of the British Museum