07/06/13 - A NEW Limited Edition Giclee Art Print is now available in the John Parra Art Store. The 24” x 30” print is entitled, Frida. It was created in honor of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, one of the most important 20th century painters and wife of famed muralist Diego Rivera. Each print is signed and numbered and comes with a certificate of authenticity. Click here more info: John Parra Art Print.
6/30/13 - I am very grateful and honored to have two books, Round Is A Tortilla and When Thunder Comes, that I did artwork for, nominated for ALSC Notable recognitions.
6/29/13 - Great News! As a contributing illustrator to the book, When Thunder Comes: Poems for Civil Rights Leaders, written by J. Patrick Lewis, I am happy to announce that it will be available today, Saturday, June 29th on the Kindle for only $1.99 through Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal.
6/5/13 - I would like to say thank you to Professor Robin Fogle Kurz PhD and her students at LSU for inviting me to speak and discuss my work, via Skype, today at her Illustrator as Storyteller graduate class.
5/15/13 - I am very excited to say that I will be participating and attending the 19th Annual Children's Book Art Silent Auction at BookExpo America (BEA) being held here in NYC by donating an original art illustration from my children’s book, Round is a Tortilla. The event will take place Wednesday, May 29, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the River Pavilion at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. Proceeds raised from the various donated children’s book artwork will go to support the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE) to fight book censorship and support the free speech rights of young readers. Make sure to also check the online art auction that also benefits this event.