Independent Bookstore Day: Tracy Bishop vs Aaron Hartline
It's A Draw Off!
Come see acclaimed illustrator Tracy Bishop and Pixar animator Aaron Hartline as they participate in an epic battle of the arts! Who will come out on top?
Tracy Nishimura Bishop is a children’s book illustrator working in San Jose, CA. She attended San Jose State University and enrolled in the animation/illustration program to become a Disney animator but quickly discovered that she prefered telling stories with illustrations instead. After graduating, she worked as a designer at places like Gymboree and the Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose. She's since worked on the Butterfly Wishes series by Jennifer Castle, The Critter Club series by Callie Barkley and The Dance Divas series by Sheryl Berk.
Aaron Hartline is a animator at Pixar Animation Studios. In Aaron's over 20 year career of animating Academy Award winning feature films, he has brought memorable characters to life such as Toy Story's Buzz and Woody, Cars Lightning McQueen and Mater, Ice Age's Scrat the Squirrel, and Vlad the Vulture in Horton Hears A Who.
Hartline has been teaching animation for over 10 years, giving lectures at universities and conferences across the globe. Box Meets Circle is his first picture book.
On a quiet snowy night, the lights go out, and the bright snowball moon outside illuminates everything. Two children meet up with some of their neighborhood friends to have fun in the snow sledding, building snow forts, and having snowball fights. They then go back inside to warm up by the fire with hot cocoa before going to sleep, dreaming of sleds and the next time they can have more snowy fun With charming, retro illustrations and simple rhyming text, kids will love this warm winter picture book.
Circle loves to jump, but Box just falls flat. Oww Box loves to sit, but Circle just rolls away. Whoa They want to play together, but how? They figure out that Box can sit on Circle as Circle jumps to her heart's content. However, Box still experiences an Oww every once in a while.