Author & Illustrator

Eric Velasquez

Biography

Eric Velasquez, the son of Afro-Puerto Rican parents, was born in Spanish Harlem and grew up in Harlem in New York City. As a child, his love for doodling and drawing was strongly encouraged by his mother. From his grandmother he inherited a love of music and from his father he developed a love of movies. Growing up in this setting, Eric says, “Becoming an artist was a natural choice for me. I have never thought of being anything else.”

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Collaborators

Ann Malaspina
Carole Boston Weatherford
Richard Michelson
Angela Johnson
Addie Boswell

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Books Stats

1Authored & Illustrated
5Illustrated

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The Rain Stomper book
Addie Boswell, Eric Velasquez
Picture book
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Official Website

http://www.ericvelasquez.com/