Tag: Eric Velasquez

  • Daisy Ruiz’s illustrated South Bronx tale

    Daisy Ruiz’s illustrated South Bronx tale

    Daisy Ruiz, Illustration ’16, has released her first book, “Gordita: Built Like This.” In this illustrated long-form comic, a Chicana Bronx teen is bullied for not being curvy, but is helped by friends and mentors. The plot mirrors the author’s own middle school experiences and offers lots of good advice to victims and to folks…

  • Vaccine Jitters? Corlette Douglas ‘14, Illustrates New Children’s Book

    “Maxine’s Critters Get the Vaccine Jitters” book cover A new children’s book that helps explain vaccinations to young readers, “Maxine’s Critters Get the Vaccine Jitters,” is illustrated with aplomb by Corlette Douglas, (Illustration ‘14). The main character, the charming and buoyant Maxine, playfully engages with her stuffed animals to help put them at ease about…