Stephen W. Martin is a genre-filmmaker, specializing in blood, gore and whimsical storytelling. His award-winning short films have been presented at international festivals such as Vancouver International Film Festival, Screamfest in LA, and Raindance in London, England. His most recent short film Dead Friends won the World Kids International Film Festival, where it was selected for screenings in classrooms all across India. Robot SMASH! is Stephen's first children's picture book. He is a proud Newfoundlander who lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. Juan Carlos Solon is a game artist whose illustrations have appeared in UTNE Reader, Runner's World, the National Post, Financial Post and Pylon as well as in a book for adults (The Geek's Guide to Dating). This is his first children's book. Born in the Philippines, he currently resides in Toronto, Ontario.