Writing in my adventure journal on a recent trip to the Maldives. - T.L.

Writing in my adventure journal on a recent trip to the Maldives. - T.L.

Trevor Lai

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 

Visit www.TrevorLai.com to see more of his cartoon creations