Raúl the Third

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Raúl the Third
González at the 2018 Texas Book Festival
González at the 2018 Texas Book Festival
BornRaúl González.
(1976-11-29)November 29, 1976
El Paso, Texas, United States
OccupationArtist, illustrator
Notable worksLowriders in Space
Lowriders to the Center of the Earth
Notable awardsPura Belpré Illustrator Award
Website
www.raulthethird.com

Raúl the Third (born 1976) is a Mexican American artist and illustrator.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Raúl González was born in El Paso. His father was from that town while his mother was from the neighboring Mexican city of Juárez. Raúl spent his childhood in both cities.[2] In addition to his extensive work as a painter (which has been exhibited in New York, Boston, and Los Angeles), Raúl is a comic book and graphic novel illustrator. He works on the SpongeBob SquarePants comic, among other titles.[3]

In 2019, Kwame Alexander's new imprint Versify (part of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) will launch a series of bilingual children's books written and illustrated by Raúl.[4][5]

Raúl resides with his wife and son in Medford, Massachusetts.[3]

Raúl is represented by Jennifer Laughran of Andrea Brown Literary Agency.[6][7]

Awards and honors[edit]

Works[edit]

AS ILLUSTRATOR

  • Clockwork Curandera. Written by David Bowles. New York, NY: Tu Books, 2020. (Forthcoming.)
  • Lowriders: Blast from the Past. Written by Cathy Camper. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2018.
  • Lowriders to the Center of the Earth. Written by Cathy Camper. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2016.
  • Lowriders in Space. Written by Cathy Camper. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2014.

AS AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Interview: Raul The Third on 'Lowriders in Space'". School Library Journal Blogs. November 17, 2017. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  2. ^ & Kids Lit QA.
  3. ^ a b c d e f About.
  4. ^ PW.
  5. ^ NYT.
  6. ^ "Illustrator Visit: Raúl the Third (Gonzalez)". Cambridge Public Schools. March 23, 2017. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  7. ^ & Clients.
  8. ^ 2017 ALA Winners.

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