From an early age, Simon Kono has been scribbling into existence the contents of his imagination, which is often chock full of spaceships, robots, and creatures of all varieties. This has become a lifelong adventure for him - one which brought him from the peaceful and verdant fields of his home state of Vermont to the hustle and bustle of New York City, where he eventually found himself creating imaginary worlds for video games. Some notable titles he designed artwork for include U.B. Funkeys, an award winning interactive children’s game, and more recently, indie hit Mushroom 11, an Apple Design Award recipient among others. Gus in the Big City marks Simon’s first foray into the world of Children’s book illustration. Simon now lives in Seattle with his wife and their not-so-little cat, Little.