Brian Yanish is an author, illustrator and maker. He has worked for Jim Henson Productions, trained as a special effects moldmaker, written and performed comedy and designed home furnishings, apparel and toys. He is the creator of ScrapKins®, a Recycled Arts Enrichment program that inspires kids to see creative potential in everyday junk. Brian has presented workshops at schools and institutions across the country and even appeared on Sesame Street. He lives in Rochester, NY and enjoys sharks, robots and gummy things.