University of Arizona Campus  •  March 14 -15, 2020  •  9:30am to 5:30pm

On Your Mark, Get Set, Draw: Illustrator Draw-Off

Join Adam Rex for a fun draw-off as illustrators compete to create quick drawings based on suggestions from the audience.

Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is a New York Times bestselling illustrator, author and cartoonist. Her work includes a slew of illustrated books, including "Goldfish Ghost," by Lemony Snicket, "The Airport Book," "Picture the Dead," with Adele Griffin, and "Mummy Cat," by Marcus Ewert....

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Josh Cochran

Josh Cochran grew up in Taiwan and California. He works as an illustrator and muralist based in Brooklyn specializing in bright, dense and conceptual drawings and paintings. His work has received many awards including a Grammy nomination for album artwork....

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Guillermo Decurgez, "Decur," was born in Rosario, Argentina, in 1981. He is a self-taught cartoonist, illustrator and the author of "Merci!, Pipí cucú, Semillas 1" and "Mi cajón favorito....

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Molly Idle

Molly Idle is the Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator of "Flora and the Flamingo." She is also the creator of the mermaid tale "Pearl," "Tea Rex" and the illustrator of the Zombelina series and "People Share with People....

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Juana Martinez-Neal

Juana Martinez-Neal is an illustrator of books for children, including the Pura Belpré Award winner "La Princesa and the Pea." She made her authorial debut in 2018 with "Alma and How She Got Her Name," which was awarded the Caldecott Honor....

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Michael Rex

Michael Rex has written and/or illustrated more than 40 children's books, including "Eat Pete," "With Any Luck," "I'll Drive a Truck," the New York Times number one bestseller "Goodnight Goon," "The Runaway Mummy," "Truck Duck" and the Fangbone series, which has also been turned into an animated TV series....

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Eric Velasquez

Eric Velasquez's awards include the John Steptoe/Coretta Scott King Award for new talent, a Pura Belpré Award, an NAACP Image Award and a Carter G. Woodson Award. For Holiday House, he both wrote and illustrated "Looking for Bongo," and he illustrated "Ol' Clip-Clop: A Ghost Story" by Patricia C....

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Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

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Friends of the Festival
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