Hi there! I’m Juana and I’m a children’s illustrator.
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Three years later, it was time for a change and I decided to give LA a try – I have lived in the US ever since. Read More…
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I’m excited to share fantastic news to start off 2016!
I’m over the moon, thrilled, elated to share the news that Candlewick will be publishing my first book as an author-illustrator. My picture book, entitled ALMA, will be out Fall 2017.
The book was announced in Publishers Weekly on December 17, 2015. Being so close to the Holidays, I decided to leave this post for my first post of 2016. Needless to say that it has been a fantastic Fall and Winter thanks to ALMA, my super-agent Stefanie, and the editors who so kindly shared their time and expertise during the process of finding the home for my first picture book as an author illustrator.
So thrilled to share a sneak peek at an illustration from my first picture book with Penguin Young Readers, LA MADRE GOOSE. The illustrations will be leaving the studio soon. I can’t wait for this book to be out in the world!
LA MADRE GOOSE
G. P. Putman & Son’s
Penguin Random House
Written by Susan Middleton Elya
Illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal
I was asked to work on the cover of SCBWI Bulletin for their September-October 2013 issue.
The only requirement was to include a kite on the illustration. I wanted to illustrate the kite as a main element in the composition instead of it just being… well, a kite.
Hi again! The Craft of Portfolio Making – Post #2 is here!
Last week, we worked on putting together your brand new Physical Portfolio on the post “How to Put a Children’s Illustrator Portfolio Together”. Today, I will try to expand on what we briefly touched on Image Selection and Flow & Continuity on last week’s post while sharing my 2011 and 2012 Portfolios.Read More...
Spring is finally here and that can only mean Conference Season has started!
With that in mind, I thought I would write a Blog Post Series about The Craft of Portfolio Making.
Today we will focus on the making of the Physical Portfolio. We will be talking materials and how to best present your work for a Portfolio Show or a face-to-face Meeting. When we are done (post purchases and put-togethers) you will be walking around town with a new portfolio under your arm. Let’s get started!Read More...