Tucson Festival of Books

Illustrator Studio: Book Dummy to Final Art in a Picturebook


Joe Cepeda will share his process of moving from a book dummy to final art in a picturebook and his decisions about which books to paint traditionally in oils/acrylics and which to illustrate digitally. His picturebooks include "Rafa Counts on Papa," "I Help," "I Hop," and "Lupe Lopez: Reading Rock Star."


Panelist
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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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

Rafa Counts on Papá
Joe Cepeda
Children
Little, Brown
January 2022
ISBN 9780316540896
40 pages