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RAUL COLON
June 16, 2017

Raul Colon is deeply honored to have been asked by Dr. Jill Biden to hang his original artwork from "Don't Forget: God Bless Our Troops" aboard the newly commissioned Navy ship, USS Gabrielle Giffords. (more)

May 25, 2017

Raul Colon’s beautifully observed illustrations for “Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea,” have earned him a children’s choice Cook Prize Award, honoring the best science, technology, engineering, and math picture books published for children aged eight to ten. (more)

July 12, 2016

Raul Colon's illustrations are currently featured in a group exhibition at the Brandywine Art Museum. “Get the Picture! Contemporary Children’s Book Illustration,” celebrates the enchanting, diverse work of eight artists, on view through October 6th. (more)

March 10, 2016

Raul Colon illustrated Fearless Flyer: Ruth Law and Her Flying Machine--a new picture book biography about Ruth Law's daring, cross-country flight from Chicago to New York City in 1916. Learn more from the video below, and order your copy from Theispot Bookstore! (more)

February 5, 2016

Raul Colon’s illustration reminds us that the Groundhog PROMISED an early spring… (more)

November 13, 2014

Raul Colon’s beautiful, imaginative illustrations for Draw! and Gary Kelley’s starkly realized Harlem Hellfighters imagery have earned them “Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2014” designations by The New York Times Book Review. (more)

October 20, 2014

Raul Colon’s latest children’s book, “Draw!” published by Simon & Schuster, wordlessly follows the inward journey of an artist’s creativity as channeled through the protagonist: a young boy confined indoors by illness. Imagination and art supplies transport him to a fantasy world of adventure in Africa. (more)

April 23, 2014

Raul Colon illustrated a wonderful children’s biography of the late master of magical realism, Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Winner of the ALA 2008 Pura Belpre Award Honor for Illustration, “My Name is Gabito” is still available from Theispot.com Bookstore. (more)

April 19, 2013

Raul Colon is one of the featured artists in “Latino Folk Tales: Cuentos Populares – Art by Latino Artists,” a remarkable exhibition featuring original illustrations from bilingual Latino folk tales, currently on view at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. (more)

March 15, 2012

Raul Colon illustrated this beautiful story by Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden. Inspired by her own granddaughter Natalie, Dr. Biden tells a story through a child’s eyes of what family life is like when a parent is at war across the world. (more)

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