David Hand Biography
â€œI was born in the shadow of my fatherâ€™s brick-yard at Plainfield, N. J. Visited Plainfield High School. Tried lumber-jacking in the North Woods. No soap! Studied cartooning under Orr and DeBeck at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts in 1917-18, and while there located my future wife. Started animating Andy Gump in Chicago 1919. Fascinated by easy work and big money decided to stick.
With Bray Studios, Out-of-the Inkwell, Eastman Educational Films, and now Walt Disneyâ€™s Mickey Mouse and Silly Symphonies.â€ -published in the June 20, 1931 edition ofÂ The Motion Picture Daily