Tomo's creator began writing and drawing at the age of four. Trevor Lai is the founder of UP Studios, declared as one of the "Top 25 Animation Studios" in the world to watch by Animation Magazine.
Like Tomo, Trevor loves to explore the world. Like Maya, the author loves studying animals, and used to keep file folders stuffed with notes and photos. As a kid, Trevor collected and read all of the National Audobon Society Guide books for fun.
Trevor is now developing Tomo into an animated TV show, and is also working on the next book in the series.
Fun Random Facts About Tomo's Creator
Favourite colour: Green
Favourite animal (as a child): Bats
Favourite animal (as a grown-up): Small dogs, dragons, and many more
Favourite app: BOOMi Camera
Coolest thing he's built: A drawing desk
Weirdest thing he's built: A Rube Goldberg-inspired device made of wood and glass that dispensed chocolate-covered raisins