This April KidLit Nation will be picking the brains of author/illustrator duo Megan and Jorge Lacera. Join us on Wednesday, April 10th at 7pm CST. Registration is required.
Jorge Lacera was born in Colombia, and grew up in Miami, Florida, drawing in sketchbooks, on napkins, on walls, and anywhere his parents would let him. After graduating with honors from Ringling College of Art and Design, Jorge worked as a visual development and concept artist at AAA video game companies (Irrational Games, Ghost Story Games) and entertainment studios. As a big fan of pop culture, comics, and zombie movies, Jorge rarely saw Latino kids as the heroes or leads. He is committed to changing that, especially now that he has a son. He lives in Cypress, Texas. You can find him online at studiolacera.com.
Megan Lacera grew up in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio, with a book always in her hands. She became a writer and creator of characters and worlds for entertainment companies (Hasbro, GoldieBlox, American Greetings), and later formed her own creative company with husband Jorge Lacera. After reading many stories to their son, Megan realized that very few books reflected a family like theirs—multicultural, bilingual, funny, and imperfect. She decided to change that by writing her own stories. You can learn more about Megan and Studio Lacera at studiolacera.