The UPA Book
I received my copy of Inside UPA a few days ago. It’s a collection of backstage photos from the UPA cartoon studio, all taken between roughly 1945 and 1959. Inside UPA was conceived and designed by Amid Amidi, co-proprietor of cartoonbrew.com and author of an excellent survey of ’50s animation, Cartoon Modern. The new book is handsome, but very small; it measures less than nine inches by seven and a half inches, and it has only 64 pages. The photos total a few more than fifty. Inside UPA costs $45; figure in the $10 shipping and handling cost, and you’re paying around a buck per photo.