Dave Szalay is an author, award winning illustrator/designer based in Richfield, Ohio where he lives with his wife Krista and three cats. He is the illustrator of The Superlative A. Lincoln, The True Story of Zippy Chippy, and Travel Guide for Monsters. Dave is represented by Christy Ewers at The CAT Agency and his clients include Sleeping Bear Press, Charlesbridge, North-South (NordSüd, Zurich), Simon and Schuster, Pearson, McGraw-Hill, Harcourt-Mifflin, Cricket Media, Highlights, and Jimmy Patterson at Little Brown. He is a Professor at The University of Akron and his work can be found in national editorial, advertising, and communications media. Dave’s work has been recognized and awarded in many advertising and illustration competitions, including one of the SCBWI National Portfolio Showcase Honor Awards in 2018, 3 x 3, Creative Quarterly, The American Advertising Federation, and Highlights Pewter Award. His whimsical images are created in a vintage picture book-inspired technique using digital drawing and painting methods.