WordPlay Author Series: Comic Book Illustrator Rafael Rosado

WordPlay Cincy’s Author Series proudly presented a comic-writing workshop on Saturday, June 6, with great thanks to our partners at Joseph-Beth Booksellers. The workshop was led by illustrator and animator Rafael Rosado who has over 20 years of animation experience. Rosado gave WordPlay students a multimedia lesson on the creation and cultivation of comics, and asked students to illustrate a story of their own.


In the past, Rosado has shared his talents with companies like Cartoon Network, Universal Studios, Sony Entertainment Network, Disney, and Warner Brothers Studios. Rosado recently released his own set of graphic novels, Dragons Beware! and Giants Beware!

When asked if he ever got in trouble for drawing during class when he was a student, he said his teachers actually always encouraged his talent and interests by assigning any arts related portions of projects to him. We love to see each student’s unique creativity and abilities valued and celebrated as Mr. Rosado’s have been.

Sending a huge shout-out to WordPlay board member and Urban Legend Institute tour guide and chief researcher, Michael Link. Michael is the Publisher Relations and Events Manager for Joseph-Beth Booksellers, and is singlehandedly responsible for curating the WordPlay Author Series and bringing such great literary experiences to our kids. Bravo, Michael!

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