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About the Artist and the Author

Dave Whamond—Artist


Dave has worked on over 50 books including Rosie’s Glasses, My Think-a-ma-Jink, the Oddrey series, Nick the Sidekick, Alien Nate and three Robert Munsch books. His newest graphic novel, Muddle School—a book about Dave's middle school years—comes out in 2021.

Dave lives in Calgary, Alberta, with his family and his dog, Aiko

Mike Deas—Web Comic Author


Mike’s love for illustrative storytelling comes from an early love of reading and drawing while growing up on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.

Capilano College’s Commercial Animation Program in Vancouver helped Mike fine-tune his drawing skills and imagination. Work as a concept artist, texture artist and art lead in the video game industry took Mike to England and California. Mike has worked on over 30 books and graphic novels for kids, including the Sueño Bay Adventure series.

Mike lives with his family on sunny Salt Spring Island.