John Steven Gurney is the author and illustrator of the Fuzzy Baseball series of graphic novels and the picture books Dinosaur Train and The Bossy Pirate. He has illustrated over 140 chapter books, including the A to Z Mysteries, the Bailey School Kids, and The Calendar Mysteries series. He has illustrated board games, advertisements, posters, puzzles, and a shopping bag for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. He grew up in Pennsylvania reading Dr. Seuss books and watching Bugs Bunny cartoons. As he grew older his reading material shifted to Mad Magazine, and then to JRR Tolkien (but he never stopped watching Bugs Bunny cartoons). He teaches illustration at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania. You can see his work at johnstevengurney.com and fuzzybaseball.com.