Joe Cepeda's artwork has appeared in magazines
and business publications. Nappy Hair and the American edition of I,
Freddy are among the many children's books he has illustrated.
Freddy is a golden hamster. I wish we had a
golden hamster in our book instead of a cat.
Joe and I are the only guys
involved with The Hannah and Brandon Stories. Hannah bosses me
around something awful, and she's a girl. Hannah's mom, Mrs. D., won't let us leave
the yard, and she's a girl. Gail decides every single thing we're going to do, and she's a
girl. Our editor, who runs everything in New York, is a girl. Our copy editor, who fixes
all our grammar and punctuation mistakes (they are all Gail's fault, by the way), is a
So I think Joe and I should stick
together because we are the only guys. (I don't count Buttercup, seeing as he's a cat.) I
hope that in the next book Joe will draw me so that I am taller and stronger than Hannah.
It would be easy for him to do. He'd just have to sneak the pictures in.
I would do it for