duopress labs is the creative team, led by Mauricio Vela´zquez de Leo´n, responsible for writing and developing dozens of books and games. Recent titles include The Belly Sticker Book; 100 Pablo Picassos; My Fridge; Hello, Ocean Friends; My New York Puzzle; My San Francisco Puzzle; Match it! San Francisco; and My First Lift-the-Flap Animal Book. Mauricio has written for Lonely Planet, Chouette, PowerKids Press, and the magazines Gourmet and Saveur. He resides wherever he can find a good Wi-Fi connection and strong coffee, mostly in the eastern United States.
Héctor Borlasca was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he currently resides with his wife Silvana and daughter, Micaela. His work has appeared in advertising campaigns, magazines, newspapers, and textbooks in several countries including Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, China, Spain, Colombia, and Mexico. In 2002, Héctor decided to pursue the American market and during his first visit to NY, he landed a series of books for Scholastic. While not illustrating, Héctor enjoys playing soccer and perfecting his tango.