Brian Yanish is an author, illustrator and maker. His books include the Shark and Bot graphic novel series, Pirate Chicken, Junk Re-Thunk and the forthcoming Sweet and Sour (2024.) He has worked for Jim Henson Productions, trained as a special FX moldmaker, written comedy and designed software, home decor, 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 shared STEAM-based workshops and talks with schools and institutions across the country and appeared on Sesame Street. He lives in Rochester, N.Y.