Juan Calle is the lead illustrator on our recent storybooks:
- The Year of the Rooster
- Good Dream, Bad Dream
Juan leads Liberum Donum, an illustration and animation studio based in Bogota, Colombia.
The studio creates print media, editorial, advertising, 2D and 3D animation for movies and TV, and visual development and concept art for video games.
Their mission statement is:
Venturing in a vast universe of ideas, with the animation and the illustration as our tools, we restlessly search for the new frontier. We have traveled far but there is still much to discover. What will this fabulous adventure bring up next? Join us in our next mission.
School Library Journal highly recommended Good Dream, Bad Dream:
"In this action-packed, brightly illustrated bilingual book, a common childhood fear is addressed... The English/Spanish text demonstrates care and attention, allowing readers to access words that appropriately portray the hero given the mythology portrayed"
Kirkus Reviews endorsed the book similarly:
"Enlisting the powers of some awesome heroes transforms a child's nightmares into commanding dreams in this bilingual flight of the imagination... The clever approach to an age-old bedtime issue will help strengthen vulnerable little minds with some resilient thinking."
Visit his deviantArt gallery at onikaizer.deviantart.com.
Visit Liberum Donum's website at www.liberumdonum.com.
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"Wow, this is one beautiful book. Good Dream, Bad Dream is a refreshingly fun read and a visually stunning treat. The illustrations are so lush and layered in imagination that you’ll be returning to it time and again to inspire your dreams."
— Jeff Miracola, artist, Magic: the Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, and Welcome to Monster Isle.
"As a teacher, I like cool read-aloud books like this. As an author, I like the creative spirit. As a guy with some pretty silly dreams, I like how this book speaks to me. The only bad dream would be if there's no sequel."
— Phil Amara, author of The Treehouse Heroes, The Nevermen, and So, You Want to Be a Comic Book Artist?: The Ultimate Guide on How to Break Into Comics!