Brian Lynch is a screenwriter whose work includes the movies The
Secret Life of Pets, Minions, Puss in Boots, and
Hop. He has also written the comic books Monster
Motors, Bill & Ted's Most Triumphant Return,
Spike, and Angel: After the Fall. He currently lives
in Los Angeles with his wife and son. He firmly believes that the
greatest toy is either an Adventure People Daredevil
Skydiver or Shipwreck from G.I. Joe.
Edwardian Taylor works as a freelance visual development artist for mobile games, TV, films, and commercials in Dallas, Texas. He is the illustrator of the Toy Academy series, written by Brian Lynch, as well as the illustrator of the picture books Race!, written by Sue Douglass Fliess, and It's Not Jack and the Beanstalk, written by Josh Funk. Learn more about him at edwardiantaylor.com and follow him on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr @edwardiantaylor.
Praise for Toy Academy:
"Toy Academy is stuffed with humor, heart and edge-of-your-seat action--all of the hallmarks that make Brian Lynch's movies so wonderful." -- Jarrett J. Krosoczka, author of the Lunch Lady series "Brian Lynch is fast on his way to becoming a national treasure. He writes all of your favorite movies, your favorite comic books, and now what is sure to become one of your favorite chapter books. And Grumbolt is the best kind of hero: imperfect, scrappy, and very, very funny." -- Michael Ian Black "Curl up with your favorite toy and read this book. Toy sold separately." -- Adam Rex, author of The True Meaning of Smekday "This series debut is extremely funny, with ridiculous situations, sympathetic characters, eye-rolling references, running jokes, and cliffhangers ending almost every brief chapter." -- School Library Connection "Lynch's action-packed narrative is accompanied by Taylor's equally energetic grayscale illustrations, lending it graphic-novel appeal. Suspense regularly gives way to almost-slapstick humor, ensuring this fun-filled adventure will grab readers who love their action toys and video games." -- Booklist