Art by

Gabhor Utomo

Gabhor Utomo was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, where he learned to draw as a child, doodling on any surface he could find, including tables and walls. He soon put his natural talent to the test, taking third place in a national art competition when he was in the first grade. After graduating from high school, Gabhor moved to San Francisco where he earned his BFA from the Academy of Art University in 2003. And although growing up in Indonesia did not expose him to the world of children's books like most children in America, by the time he had his BFA he had illustrated his first children's book with author Katrina Courier.