John grew up in a house full of kids—one of 8 siblings. To keep them busy his mom provided us with plenty of art materials and they spent hours drawing their favorite cartoon characters. He studied Graphic design and Illustration as an undergrad, and earned an MFA in Illustration from the University of Hartford. As a professional, he spent several years working in advertising and design studios before becoming a full-time college instructor at City College of San Francisco. Digital Illustration is his specialty. This is his first picture book, and He’s glad to show his mom the benefits of his drawing time.