3/15/13 - Today I was honored with a wonderful photo of civil rights activist, Sylvia Mendez, holding my original artwork of her portrait, seen in the children's book, When Thunder Comes: Poems for Civil Rights Leaders. To learn more about Sylvia and her important, historical and amazing life click here.
12/26/12 - When Thunder Comes, a wonderful new children's poetry book project I worked on, written in moving verse by Children’s Poet Laureate, J. Patrick Lewis, is now available for purchase. The artwork for the book was a collaborative effort split between four other artists and myself. The book profiles seventeen civil rights luminaries from around the world, each represented in portraits, showcasing their struggle and dedication to justice, peace, and tolerance. Read the book's Starred Review from Booklist, a very nice review in Kirkus, and another Starred Review from Publishers Weekly, too!
12/12/12 - Check out all the updates on JohnParraArt.com: new illustration artwork, expanded store with books, prints, and original art, old/new updated postcards and more.