By John Parra / January 19, 2023 / Comments Off on 01/19/23

Art News! New book cover reveal!! It’s an honor to share my upcoming book, SPANISH IS THE LANGUAGE OF MY FAMILY, written by the wonderful & talented Michael Genhart, published by Neal Porter at Holiday House Books for Young People, releasing July 11 & available both in English and Spanish for pre-order. https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/722022/spanish-is-the-language-of-my-family-by-michael-genhart-illustrated-by-john-parra/

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By John Parra / September 10, 2022 / Comments Off on 09/09/22

Art News! I know this is super early…but…I am so excited to finally share my John Parra Holiday Wondershop Line with Target stores. There are artist designed gift boxes, holiday bags, greeting cards, tree ornament, and gift wraps. You can order online now and/or collect them in stores this November/December! Gift Boxes: https://tinyurl.com/yc7vtkbb Holiday Bags:…

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By John Parra / March 18, 2022 / Comments Off on 03/18/22

Art News! Thrilled to receive a Starred Review from Kirkus for my upcoming author-illustrator debut, GROWING AN ARTIST: The Story of a Landscaper and His Son, picture book. https://www.kirkusreviews.com/…/john…/growing-an-artist/ Coming May 3rd from Simon and Schuster. Preorder at: https://www.simonandschuster.com/…/John…/9781534469273SimonKIDSSimon & SchusterKirkus Reviews

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By John Parra / December 24, 2021 / Comments Off on 12/24/21

Art News! A holiday gift, unwrapping F&Gs for my forthcoming book: GROWING AN ARTIST: The Story of a Landscaper and His Son. Written and Illustrated by: John Parra, Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Coming: May 2022

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By John Parra / July 28, 2021 / Comments Off on 7/26/21

Art News! Today I am thrilled to share the cover reveal for my upcoming book: GROWING AN ARTIST: The Story of a Landscaper and His Son, along with a wonderful interview in Publisher’s Weekly written by Patricia J. Murphy. GROWING AN ARTIST marks my first as both author & illustrator, in a story that celebrates…

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By John Parra / July 16, 2021 / Comments Off on 7/16/21

Art News! We are NOT the MET Illustration Auction Today is the final day to bid on many wonderful original art pieces, created by top children’s book illustrators, including: Sophie Blackall, Mike Curato, Nick Bruel, Corinna Luyken, Jay Cooper, Lulu Delacre, Raul Gonzalez, and more. It is an honored to have been included with my…

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By John Parra / May 26, 2021 / Comments Off on 5/26/21

Art News! MTA ART CARD 2021 If you find yourself riding the rails of the NYC Subway you might spot a few NEW MTA Artcards. The MTA Arts & Design annually commissions three artists to create these elongated posters to showcase in subway lines for an entire year.I am happy to share with you “Birdhouse Subways” as one of this…

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By John Parra / May 20, 2021 / Comments Off on 5/20/21

Art News! Hello young artists and young artists at heart. Join me and New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art #MetKids as we examine Making Portraits Personal, profiling the work behind my illustrated and award-winning children’s picture book, Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos, by author Monica Brown. Create your own self-portrait inspired art and send it to metkids@metmuseum.org for a chance to…

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By John Parra / April 23, 2021 / Comments Off on 4/23/21

Art News! Honored to have been selected for a 2021 Award of Excellence from Communication Arts Annual 62. With over 4K illustration entries and 128 winners were picked, including my work on the picture book, THE POWER OF HER PEN, written by Lesa Cline-Ransome and published by Simon & Schuster. Thank you CA judges! https://www.commarts.com/project/32740/the-power-of-her-pen…

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By John Parra / October 21, 2020 / Comments Off on 10/23/20

Art News! I am thrilled to be included in the NY Society Of Illustrators: Original Art Show, for my work on: The Power of Her Pen: The Story of Groundbreaking Journalist Ethel L. Payne. Thanks to the jury and congratulations to all the amazing picture book artists and illustrators! The show runs Oct.28 – Dec.…

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