Robert McKinnon is the author of Stepping into the Picture: Cartoon Designer Maurice Noble. Stepping into the Picture is a biography of the artist who mastered concepts of animated design for Disney, Warner Bros., and Dr. Seuss.
McKinnon is also is director of choral music at New Hyde Park Memorial High School. His work has appeared in the Comics Journal, Comic Book Marketplace, In Toon Magazine, and Comics Buyer's Guide. His book is currently available from UPM.
- What was your first job?
My first 'real' job was as a music educator, which has continued uninterrupted for 29 years
- How do you like to relax?
I like to relax by playing one of several Gretsch electric or Martin acoustic guitars, and using them to record original songs.
- What is the most satisfying thing about finishing a book or having a book published?
The most satisfying thing about having this, my first book, published is knowing that I've provided both casual fans and animation aficionados deeper insight regarding the
'Golden Age' of animation. Maurice Noble, a truly
unique character and dear man, most definitelydeserves this exploration of his career.