THE ART AND ILLUSTRATION OF JOHN PARRA
Blog: News & Updates
Hi everyone! I will be in New Jersey Saturday, Sept. 14th, reading and signing books at the Princeton Children’s Book Festival, from 10:30a-4p. This year I had the honor to create the festival’s poster image inspired by my recently illustrated book, Little Libraries, Big Heroes. The festival has an amazing list of 70+ authors and illustrators with books and family fun for all. For more details click here.Read More
I’m honored to be part of this year’s Carle Honors Art Auction benefit. You can bid now on a John Parra original: FRIDA PAINTS IN BED (acrylic on illustration board) used in the award-winning picture book: FRIDA KAHLO AND HER ANIMALITOS (2017) (written by Monica Brown). The auction features original works of art donated by some of the industry’s most celebrated picture book artists. Bidding opens online on Friday, August 30 and can be placed online in advance of the event, or in-real time at the Carle Honors onsite that night or via absentee bid, ending Thursday, September 26 at 9:00 sharp. All proceeds go to The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Bid now or donate to support. www.carlemuseum.org/carlehonors2019Read More
Little Free Libraries is celebrating the upcoming release of the new children’s book, Little Libraries, Big Heroes, by giving away 100 copies! 50 lucky winners will get two copies each—one to keep and one to share. Contest runs through August 26, 2019. Click HERE, for more info and to enter!Read More
I am happy to be returning this Fall to participate at The Princeton Children’s Book Festival in Princeton, New Jersey. Celebrating with over 70 authors and illustrators in attendance, it’s a wonderful day of books, family activities, and fun.
See a preview for this year’s festival poster artwork I designed, on the summer issue of Princeton’s award-winning magazine, CONNECTIONS.
The event poster is based on my newly illustrated picture book titled: LITTLE LIBRARIES, BIG HEROES, with author Miranda Paul, coming this Sept 3rd.Read More