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Local artist's "A Little Tucson Book" illustrations draw on Old Pueblo heritage

Posted at 8:09 AM, Oct 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-29 11:09:29-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — Childhood literature and Tucson memories have helped shape a special style for one local creator.

Artist Rudy Flores takes personal moments of growing up in Tucson and coverts them into unique illustrations, transporting you into your own childhood memories.

His method - "Little Golden Books" with an Old Pueblo flair titled "A Little Tucson Book."

Flores will be appearing at Tucson Comic-Con this weekend, with his complete work on display.

"I've become a father again the last seventeen months and we've been collecting books for our son, and we started to see the Little Golden Books again and it became a nostalgic thing for us. So I thought it would be fun to maybe take instances in my life and even landmarks in tucson and adapt them in that style of the Little Golden Books but make it all Tucson related," Flores said.

The illustrations include drawings of the rattlesnake bridge, Tumamoc Hill, monsoon storms and many more.

"Little Golden Books" have been around for 75 more than years and Rudy continues their artistic style with use of modern technology.

More than 25 book covers have been created so far, and they are available for purchase on his website.

Tucson Comic-Con runs from Nov. 1-3 at the Tucson Convention Center.

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