Isabel Roxas is an author & illustrator creating books for young readers. Originally from Manila, she is now based in New York City, completing the third installment of her award-winning graphic novel series The Adventures of Team Pom.
Isabel Roxas is an author and illustrator. She loves to draw and write stories about curious misfits, young characters who defy the odds and funny animals.
She has illustrated numerous books for young readers, including Our Skin: A First Conversation about Race by Megan Madison and Jessica Ralli (ALA Notable Book 2021, SLJ BEST BOOK 2021), and Day at the Market with May Tobias-Papa (2010 Philippine National Book Award). Her debut graphic novel, The Adventures of Team Pom: Squid Happens was selected for the Society of Illustrators Original Art Show and winner of SCBWI's Golden Kite Award.
Isabel was born in Manila, Philippines, was raised on luscious mangoes, old wives’ tales, and monsoon moons. She now resides in New York City and in her spare time, publishes artist books and zines for children under the imprint Little Big Time Press.
She is a member of The Society of Illustrators, SCBWI and Ang INK (The Philippine Illustrators Guild) and represented by Pippin Properties.
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Flying Eye Books | Brooklyn Public Library | Knopf Books for Young Readers | Atheneum | Roaring Brook Press | Greenwillow Books | Dial Books for Young Readers | Illustoria Magazine | Ladybug Magazine | Adarna House | Tahanan Books for Young People | Anvil | National Book Development Board (NBDB) | AFCC Publications | Philippine Board on Books for Young People
2023 MIPCOM Junior pitch (The Adventures of Team Pom)
2023 SCBWI Golden Kite Awards (The Adventures of Team Pom: Squid Happens)
2023 Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year (Yes! No!)
2021, 2022 Society of Illustrators Original Art
2021 ALSC Notable Book (Our Skin)
2021 Junior Library Guild Selection (My Thoughts Are Clouds)