Tucson Festival of Books

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 Adam and the audience.


Panelists
Joe Cepeda

Joe Cepeda received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in illustration from California State University, Long Beach. He is the award-winning illustrator of more than 40 books for children such as "Rafa Counts on Papa" and "Mice and Beans....

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Lian Cho

Lian Cho is an award-winning author and illustrator of many goofy books. She was born in Taiwan and spent a large part of her childhood in New Zealand. Lian now works out of her Brooklyn studio where she spends her days covered in paints and drinking too much tea....

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Anna Margrethe Kjærgaard

Anna Margrethe Kjærgaard is a well-established Danish illustrator. She trained at the Royal Danish Academy of Design and Akademia Sztuk Pieknich in Poland. She has illustrated many books and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Danish Ministry of Culture Illustrator Award....

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LeUyen Pham

LeUyen Pham has illustrated more than 100 books for children, including the Caldecott Honor book "Bear Came Along" by Richard T. Morris and the best-selling Princess in Black series by Shannon and Dean Hale....

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Brendan Wenzel

Brendan Wenzel is a New York Times best-selling author and illustrator with great affection for all things furred, feathered and scaly. When not creating books for children, he is a proud collaborator with many groups working to protect and conserve wild places and creatures....

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Gene Luen Yang

Gene Luen Yang writes, and sometimes draws, comic books and graphic novels. He was named a National Ambassador for Young People's Literature by the Library of Congress in 2016, and he advocates for the importance of reading, especially reading diversely....

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Books:
I Help
Joe Cepeda
Children
Holiday House
October 2023
ISBN 9780823453931
32 pages
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I Hop
Joe Cepeda
Children
Holiday House
November 2021
ISBN 9780823448258
32 pages

Oh, Olive!
Lian Cho
Children
HarperCollins Publishers
September 2023
ISBN 9780063237490
40 pages
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Oh No, the Aunts Are Here
Lian Cho
Children
Chronicle Books
May 2023
ISBN 9781797207940
40 pages
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Rafa Counts on Papá
Joe Cepeda
Children
Little, Brown
January 2022
ISBN 9780316540896
40 pages

Out of the Blue
Anna Margrethe Kjærgaard
Children
Enchanted Lion Books, LLC
March 2024
ISBN 9781592704019
92 pages
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Two Together
Brendan Wenzel
Children
Chronicle Books LLC
April 2024
ISBN 9781797202778
48 pages

Inside Cat
Brendan Wenzel
Children
Chronicle Books LLC
January 2021
ISBN 9781452173191
40 pages

Lunar New Year Love Story
LeUyen Pham, Gene Luen Yang
Children
First Second
January 2024
ISBN 9781250908261
352 pages
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