Jun 30, 2016

Rad Families Anthology

All you Rad Dad's and families out there! Rad Dad is back with a new anthology of works. Peep this message from the founder Tomas Moniz....and order the book for your store, library, or home

Hello, it's Tomas Moniz, editor and writer and creator of RAD DAD (zine, magazine, & books). After a hiatus following the release of our final magazine issue, we at the RAD DAD collective are back with an exciting birth announcement: RAD FAMILIES is due around September! 

It's a vibrant & necessary anthology of writings by so many amazing people (including a number of trans, queer, & POC voices) all examining what it means to create family! 

Helps us spread the word, set up an event, & create community!

Questions email tomas.moniz@gmail.com.

In solidarity!


Jun 27, 2016

Zetta Elliott-Furqan's First Coverage + Interview

Photo taken by Scott La Rockwell
Please go to Zetta's blog and check out this interview. Zetta was nice enough to feature me on her blog among many great pieces about her journey as a self published author, critiques of the industry, and more. 
Listen to Zetta speak on it

Jun 25, 2016

Flat Tops (past/present)

Heres a shot of my last flat top as a youth in 91' or 92'. That was the last time I had a flat top I think until now. Although part of "Furqan's First" is based on my experience and I did go to a barbershop as a little kid (probably 8 or 9) my uncle Russell was the one who continually cut my hair with so much style the kids at school would ask me if he could cut their hair too. Shout to my uncle Russ, i love you. What was your first barbershop experience?

Furqan's First Flat Top UPDATE 7- Book trailer

Here is the book trailer for Furqan's First Flat Top, enjoy!

Jun 15, 2016

Furqan's First Flat Top UPDATE 6- Book Release!

Peace everyone, this Robert Liu-Trujillo the author and illustrator of "Furqan's First Flat Top" a bilingual children's book about love between a father and son, reassurance, cultural pride, and imagination. On Sunday June 26th (11AM-2PM) at the East Side Arts Alliance I will be hosting a small book release party. Please join me in celebrating the release of this book that took many years to complete, a kickstarter campaign, and loads of support from family, friends, mentors, and comrades. 

Coffee + Tea will be available from "La Cultura Cura" Cafe

STORYTIME for the children!!! There will be several local Bay Area authors there reading their books and I will read mine. Some of the authors reading are: 
Katherine Cespedes-"He was as big as a house"
Aya De Leon- "Puffy"
Ann Berlak " Joelito's Big Decision"
Malia Connor- "Mixed Heritage"

BOOKS: I will have books for sale for those who haven't gotten one yet as well as prints and other goodies( I will sign them as well). Some of the authors mentioned above will sell books as well. If you purchased a book through kickstarter or online and have not received it yet you can also get it from me there. Come through with your children, or friends kids, come just to hang out and say hello, come to check out East Side's new Cafe. See you soon. If you have any questions or concerns please let me know.
-Robert Liu-Trujillo

If you cannot make it to the book release but want to purchase a copy for your child, office, library, or school please go to FurqansFirst.com

Jun 8, 2016

Code Switch-Hiking

Please follow and listen to "Code Switch" its one of my favorite podcasts to listen to.

Jun 2, 2016

Furqan's First Flat Top UPDATE 5-Books are on the way

Peace! Thanks to all of the wonderful people who have supported me on my journey to becoming a self-published children's book illustrator/author! A few weeks ago I got the shipment of my books from the printer and I couldn't be happier to tell you that yours (if you haven't received it) is on the way! Take a look at some shots of me getting the books, opening the boxes, and preparing stickers, envelopes, and the books to ship out. If you supported the project and put down an address thats the one I'm sending it to. If your address changed please let me know because I'm still sending them out. Thank you for your patience. If you know someone who would like to purchase a book, they can do so at http://furqansfirst.com

PS: Got a new blog review/interview on Culture Chest ( a subscription service for diverse books)