Larry Roibal

Larry has been trained as a traditional artist, studying at the prestigious Parsons School of Design, New York, and Parsons in Paris, France, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in 1982. He has been a working illustrator ever since, creating over a thousand book covers (without ever missing a deadline) for publishers, including Avon, Berkeley, Harlequin, Pocket, and Silhouette Books.  A tenacious work ethic and passion for learning have led him to continue his studies at The Art Students League, The School of Visual Arts, Ducret School of Art, and American Graphics Institute.

Today Larry's commercial illustrations are created digitally. He has combined his knowledge of traditional painting, drawing, human anatomy, and picture making, with the technologies of today. It's this unique level of education and experience, not easily obtained, that he brings to each new assignment.

Larry is a proud member of the Society of Illustrators, where his work has been displayed. Larry's work was one of forty pieces commemorating the 9/11 tragedy selected to hang in the lobby of the United Nations. His work has been featured in Communication Arts, Creative Quarterly and recognized by the Romance Writers of America for Best Cover Art featured on a Long Contemporary Novel. Larry's work can be seen on nationally distributed wine labels. his Blog "Drawing on Observations" was Featured in New Jersey Magazine – Best Blogs of New Jersey. Larry was asked to create a poster for the Barack Obama's presidential campaign and the art is featured in Designing Obama, written by Design Director of the Obama campaign, Scott Thomas.

Larry resides in New Jersey, just a short thirty-minute train ride from midtown Manhattan.