Multiple Annie Award winner and Oscar nominee Brad Bird, director of The Incredibles, will be signing books and scripts this Wednesday, Feb. 9, at Barnes and Noble located in The Grove at Farmers Market in Los Angeles. The signing will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Bird will be signing copies of the book The Art of The Incredibles and the first 250 fans will also receive a copy of his Academy Award-nominated screenplay for the CG blockbuster.
As The Incredibles swept last month’s Annie Awards in Los Angeles, Bird took home trophies for writing, directing and acting as the voice of eccentric superhero costume designer Edna ‘E’ Mode. This month, he’ll be vying for his first Oscar as his Incredibles script is up for Best Original Screenplay. The Incredibles is nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Animated Feature, Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing.
Before making the leap to features with the critically acclaimed 1999 Warner Bros. 2D feature, The Iron Giant, Bird worked steadily in television, serving as an executive consultant to the hit Fox series, King of the Hill and The Simpsons. For the latter, he directed several memorable episodes, including Krusty Gets Busted and Like Father, Like Clown. He is also created, wrote, directed and co-produced the beloved "Family Dog” episode of Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories. In addition, Bird did some time in live-action land, co-writing the screenplay for the sci-fi feature batteries not included, which was exec produced by Spielberg and featured visual effects by ILM.
Barnes and Noble in The Grove Farmer’s Market is located at 189 Grove Drive Suite K 30 in Los Angeles.