11/20/13 - Save The Date - The 2013 Annual Children’s Book Illustration Art Show & Book Signing at Chemers Gallery in Tustin, CA, Dec. 7th, where I will be showcasing close to 40 of my original painted illustrations spanning across my children’s book catalogue. Included in the exhibition and book signing I will be presenting a painting demo for all in attendance. I look forward to seeing you there. For more to view check out: presale artwork, book orders , and event poster.
10/29/13 - This Saturday Nov 2nd, in NYC at Books of Wonder, starting at 4pm, I will be participating in the event, Inside Story, sponsored by SCBWI. I, along with other author/illustrators, will be sharing our process and stories behind our work as well as signing our most recent children's book. I look forward to seeing you there.
10/10/13 - Visit Amazon's NEW John Parra's Page with book list and upcoming calendar events.
10/7/13 - On The Picture Book Lab blog, there is a cool article, Concept Picture Books: a much-needed multicultural spin, examining and discussing my recent children's book, Round is the Tortilla.
09/24/13 - I am most honored today to be a part of the amazing 7 Impossible Things for Breakfast, children’s book blog with Julie Danielson. This has to be the most detailed interview and art image post I've participated in. All presented with a multitude of Q&A's, new & old art illustrations, rare book sketches, and home studio photos. Please feel free to stop by and leave a comment. There are also volumes of other great artists and articles throughout 7-Imp’s impressive site to enjoy and read.
09/18/13 - I am honored to have my art, in continued participation, at the 1st Annual MACLI - Exhibit of Contemporary Art in Children's Literature exhibit now up at CAIXA Cultural de Brasília, Brazil from Sept. 18 to Nov. 17.
08/05/13 - Come visit Dini Karasik's wonderful Blog, On Writers & Writing, where I recently had the pleasure to participate for an artist interview entitled, The Connection Between Art & Words.