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[Illustrator’s Sketchpad] Sergio’s Surreal Artistry and Influences

How did your childhood influence your decision to pursue illustration? When I was a kid, I loved improvising my own toys like clay from mud or papier mache, making bubbles from the hibiscus plant, and recycling old notebooks to make scrapbooks. Those moments of play is what I recall whenever I illustrate a scene in ...

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Children’s Literature Association Conference in Boston: The Philippine Team

This post is two weeks too late. I meant to share about my experience in Boston during the 39th Children’s Literature Association Conference, but as per usual, life got in the way. It is difficult to just sit still and type on the screen while it is sweltering hot here in Nevada, Las Vegas where ...