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Episode 23 Interview with Jonathan Roth and Paulina Suarez

In this episode we chat with Jonathan Roth, author and illustrator of the graphic novel Rover and Speck, this Planet Rocks and his colorist Paulina Suarez. We talk about his inspiration and process for this book and what it was like working with a colorist. Thanks for listening.

Jonathan Roth is the author-illustrator of the graphic novel ROVER AND SPECK: THIS PLANET ROCKS!, published by Kids Can Press. He’s also the BEEP AND BOB chapter book series, and an upcoming non-fiction picture book about Ingenuity, the Mars helicopter. He aims his books at young readers who like humorous, out-of-this-world adventures. He lives in Rockville, MD with his wife and feline friends, where he also teaches elementary art to the creative minds of tomorrow.

Jonathan's Website:

Paulina Suarez was born and raised in México, she studied a BFA in Illustration at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California. Currently she lives in México as a freelance illustrator, arts teacher and Yoga instructor.

She is the illustrator for several picture books and comics: Toto y el secreto, La Ropa, Ni un pelo de tonto, David Bowie, Trasncomic, La familia Mexicana. She is the colorist for the kids graphic novel: Rover and Speck: This planet rocks!.

She has taught art workshops for kids and adults in cities such as Medellin, Buenos Aires, Queretaro, San Francisco and Mexico City.

Paulina's website:

Cover art by Olga Herrera

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