Beyond the Flap

In the Artist’s Studio With John Parra

by Christina Rodriguez

An artist’s studio isn’t just a sanctuary for pensive reflection and ideas, but a workshop of endeavors, problem-solving, and a nexus of activity. For nationally-acclaimed children’s book illustrator John Parra, his studio is also a living testament to his Latino culture. John shares a peek inside the creative space where he infuses his background, culture, and personality into his award-winning multicultural children’s books and other projects that draw from his roots like the USPS 2017 “Delicioso” Forever Stamp series featuring his vibrant illustrations of popular Latin American cuisine. […]