My Papi Has A Motorcycle written by Isabel Quintero is a celebration of the love between a father and daughter, and of a vibrant immigrant neighborhood. When Daisy Ramona zooms around her neighborhood with her papi on his motorcycle, she sees the people and places she’s always known. She also sees a community that is rapidly changing around her.
Kokila Books / Penguin Random House
Cover Illustration for The Believer magazine featured on the June/July Summertime, Oh Summertime issue.
The Believer | 2018
Jaya + Rasa
This YA cover features a colorful illustration and custom typography.
Book Cover Design
Cinco Puntos Press
Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide
Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide written by Isabel Quintero, is a graphic biography about the life of the prolific Mexican photographer. It tracks the chronology of her life from childhood to professional. The 72 page black and white book features illustrations, prose and photographs.
Getty Publications, 2017
(Photos by Sara Waldorf, 2018)
Gabi: A Girl in Pieces
Gabi, A Girl in Pieces written by Isabel Quintero tells the story of Mexican-American Gabriela “Gabi” Hernandez’s senior year in high school. In her diary, Gabi discusses timely issues like the discovery that her best friend, Cindy, is pregnant; her father’s addiction to meth; and her mother’s pregnancy. Gabi also addresses the double standard between teen boys and girls, as well as her own desires to break away from the accepted roles of Mexican women and attend college. Through her struggles Gabi finds her voice in poetry and zine-making.
Cinco Puntos Press 2015
This Land Is Your Land — Chicano Batman
This cover was made for a digital single release and was commissioned by Johnny Walker.
They Call Me Güero
They Call Me Güero written by David Bowles
Twelve-year-old Güero is Mexican American, at home with Spanish or English and on both sides of the river. He’s starting 7th grade with a woke English teacher who knows how to make poetry cool.
In Spanish, “Güero” is a nickname for guys with pale skin, Latino or Anglo. But make no mistake: our red-headed, freckled hero is puro mexicano, like Canelo Álvarez, the Mexican boxer. Güero is also a nerd—reader, gamer, musician—who runs with a squad of misfits like him, Los Bobbys. Sure, they get in trouble like anybody else, and like other middle-school boys, they discover girls. Watch out for Joanna! She’s tough as nails.
But trusting in his family’s traditions, his accordion and his bookworm squad, he faces seventh grade with book smarts and a big heart.
Cinco Puntos Press 2018
Your Healing Is Killing Me
Cover and interior illustrations for this performance manifesto.
Plays Inverse | 2018
The Beauty That Remains
The Beauty That Remains written by Ashley Woodfolk. This illustration was made for the redesigned paperback edition of this YA book.
Delacorte Press (Random House), Art Director Regina Flath 2018
Bloody Seoul is a YA novel written by Sonia Patel. The illustration features Rocky the main character of the book.
Cinco Puntos Press 2019
Corrido collages elements of the desert and culture of the El Paso Del Norte border region. 2018
This a miscellaneous selection of illustrations from 2016 to present.
A selection of editorial illustrations for web publications including Latino USA and VICE Online.
Look At My Soul is a cross-section of black and brown soul music in Texas with GRAMMY-winning Texas producer Adrian Quesada and legendary musicians Ruben Ramos, members of Los Lobos, Charlie Sexton and more.