John Skewes is a professional illustrator living in Seattle. He began work as a product designer and character artist for Disney Consumer Products before leaving to start his own company, Retrodyne Industries in 2001. His clients include Warner Bros., Hanna-Barbera, Fox, Pixar, and Simon & Schuster. As the creator and illustrator of the award-winning Larry Gets Lost™ children's book series, John has followed Larry from the southern tip of Texas to tiny Nome, Alaska, and been lost several times himself. He has illustrated over 20 children's books, including the Flintstones, Tom and Jerry, and Alvin and the Chipmunks.
Robert Schwartz helped create the best-selling line of Wacky Wobbler toys. He lives in Edmonds, WA.
One of the best ABC books about Seattle around... [Seattle ABC] is short, sweet and pure eye candy. The best kind of treat of all.
Take a trip around Seattle with Pete and his dog Larry. When Larry gets lost, he runs through Pike Place Market and the Seattle Center, past the Fremont Troll, leaps onto a tugboat, and finds Pete, just in time to go through the Ballard Locks.
—Travel for Kids Seattle