Catching Up with John Rocco

h1 May 30th, 2013 by jules

Here’s author/illustrator John Rocco as a child. You can see that he and his barber weren’t super tight.

But you never know about big hair: It could be concealing superpowers.

Today I chat with John at Kirkus about life post-Caldecott Honor, as well as his two new picture books, Super Hair-o and the Barber of Doom (just released from Disney/Hyperion and which he both wrote and illustrated) and Jason Carter Eaton’s How to Train a Train, coming from Candlewick this Fall.

Next week here at 7-Imp, I’ll have some art from John.

The Q&A is here.

3 comments to “Catching Up with John Rocco”

  1. Sometimes, it’s probably a good thing that time travel hasn’t been invented. Because I would need to go back to the early 80’s or whenever (late 70’s?) and LOVE all over this poor boy’s hair. SO, so cute. And he handles that ball like a BOSS, I’m sure of it.


  2. his hair kind of looks like the mom’s hair in BLACKOUT!!! : )

  3. […] are first, followed by some art from Super Hair-o (as well as a childhood photo of John, other than this one, that inspired the […]

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