Oliver Dominguez–What Was on His . . .
Guest Feature

Oliver Dominguez–What Was on His . . .

I have a very special guest today—Oliver Dominguez, the illustrator of Nacho’s Nachos. Oliver created an absolutely magnificent 1940s vibe for our book. From the moment you open the cover, you feel as though you’ve stepped 80 years back in time. Just look at the spread below with Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya and Roberto de los … Continue reading

Stephen Bramucci–What Was on His . . .
Guest Feature

Stephen Bramucci–What Was on His . . .

I’m excited—very excited—to welcome Stephen Bramucci to What Was on… From the very beginning, Steve has been one of the blog’s biggest fans. Anyone who has met Steve knows that he was born for this type of artful reflection and reply. Writer by trade, adventurer by spirit, Steve lives life with his arms and heart … Continue reading

John Parra–What Was on His . . .
Guest Feature / John Parra

John Parra–What Was on His . . .

In honor of the Golden Kite Awards and the Society of Children’s Book Writer’s and Illustrators upcoming celebration of the winners, I’m thrilled to have John Parra as our guest this week! John won the prize for his incredible illustrations for Marvelous Cornelius: Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans, a heartwarming and inspiring story about a real-life New Orleans … Continue reading

Matt de la Peña–What Was on His . . .
Guest Feature

Matt de la Peña–What Was on His . . .

  Our guest today is the very talented, very real, critically-acclaimed author Matt de la Peña! Matt has published five young adult novels—Mexican WhiteBoy, We Were Here, I Will Save You, The Living, and Ball Don’t Lie, which was made into a film that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2008. Last year, Matt released … Continue reading