James grew up in the heart of New Jersey, received a BFA from The School of Visual Arts in New York and currently lives in Los Angeles where he is an artist and illustrator. His work has been collected in two volumes called ProcessRecess, and can also be seen at www.processrecess.com, www.politewinter.com, and www.jamesjean.com.
Noah grew up outside of Chicago and attended Syracuse University and the Pacific Northwest College of Art. He is a freelance author/illustrator/animator and works out of his house in Camden, on the coast of Maine. He has published several children's books with Candlewick Press, and his work can be seen at www.noahzjones.com and www.almostnakedanimals.com.
Cathy Johnson is a painter, author and teacher who grew up in Independence, Missouri, and now lives in a small town near there. She took a fun evening and weekend classes at the Kansas City Art Institute as a young woman, but is otherwise completely self-taught. She has authored eight North Light books, as well as Sierra Club Guide to Sketching in Nature, Sierra Club Guide to Painting in Nature, and writes for Watercolor Artist magazine. You can see more of her work at www.cathyjohnson.info.
The following video is a look into the history of computer animation from the perspective of Ed Catmull, Alvy Ray Smith, Andrew Stanton and Brad Bird.
If you're as big as a Pixar fan as me, you'll have already heard some of the stories. Some of these stories are told in The Pixar Story documentary from 3-disc WALL-E DVD (Amazon link) and the book To Infinity And Beyond.
You have to watch this video if you're a Pixar fan or into animation.
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