Ben Clanton's debut picture book, the equally silly, stylish and timely Vote for Me!, was published in 2012 to critical acclaim. He is the illustrator of the Jasper John Dooley series by Caroline Adderson and the illustrator of Max Has a Fish by Wiley Blevins. He has upcoming picture books with Candlewick and Walker Books for Young Readers. Ben and his facial hair reside happily in Boston, Massachusetts, with his wife and three furry friends. The author lives in Boston, Massachusetts.