Furqan Updates

Furqan Book Release in Oakland June 26th

Furqan Book Release in Oakland June 26th

  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…

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Furqan’s First update June 2016

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…

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Furqan Update March 2016

Furqan Update March 2016

Peace everyone, this is for folks who supported my kickstarter campaign for “Furqan’s Furst Flat Top” back in the summer of 2014. If you check your kickstarter emails regularly you already know I got the proofs back from the printer, but if you have not…

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New website for 2015

New website for 2015

What it do yall? Translation ( How are you)? Myself and Joy Liu just finished a new portfolio site for my latest work. Let me know what you think. So what’s new? I have been posting on my other blog little hints about Furqan’s First…

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Portraits & Stores – Furqan’s First

Portraits & Stores – Furqan’s First

I started painting children’s portraits about two years ago. I was having a conversation with my friend Krea, a fellow parent and vocal activist. I was telling her about my story and she was very supportive saying that I should find a way to connect…

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We made it! – Furqan’s First

We made it! – Furqan’s First

We did it! THANK YOU all so much for being a part of this journey! It has been amazing to see all the support from family, old friends, and many new friends. I’m excited to share with you this story and to give you sneak…

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My Mentors – Furqan’s First

My Mentors – Furqan’s First

When I first entered the children’s book world, I felt like a strange being on a new planet. Aside from the few stories I remember as a child, I really didn’t know much. I knew which books I liked to read to my son, so…

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Short Stories – Furqan’s First

Short Stories – Furqan’s First

I once heard Will Smith tell a story about rebuilding a wall his dad tore down. I remember him making a metaphor out of the wall. It was about gradual steps that build something much bigger. Instead of seeing the wall as a huge task…

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Dropped Out of College – Enrolled in Life

Dropped Out of College – Enrolled in Life

Get an education! From a very early age my parents, family, and community drilled home the idea that I must “study hard” (Korean grandmother’s accent), and get an education. They gave me plenty in talks about thinking for myself, always questioning status quo, etc. Education: to…

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Why I Hated Reading

Why I Hated Reading

Why I hated reading growing up. To me, books sucked! As a child I don’t remember many favorite children’s books. I wasn’t much into comics yet. I loved graffiti art and almost lost my mind when I met Dream and Spie from the TDK crew…

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