Erika Rodriguez Medina is a Mexican art teacher and illustrator, currently living and working in Vancouver, BC. Besides crafts, baking and ghost stories, she is interested in mythology and folklore, especially from her home country. Comfortable with both traditional and digital media, she prefers organic shapes and natural-looking textures, which will find their way in everything she makes. If asked, Erika will tell you that her favorite things to illustrate are expressive characters, grumpy children, and subjects related to plants and nature.
Awards / Honors
- 2022 Blue Spruce Award Nominee, Forest of Reading – 48 Grasshopper Estates
- 2022 Bank Street Books List- There Goes Patti McGee!
- 2021 Junior Library Guild Selection- There Goes Patti McGee!