Tom Kilian is a freelance illustrator from Chagrin Falls, Ohio.  Around age five he came to terms with the fact that all the dinosaurs were going to stay dead no matter how hard he looked for one, and so decided to pursue a career in art and visual storytelling.  Stories, after all, live forever.  He subsequently attended the Maryland Institute College of Art, where he received his BFA in Illustration.  Tom now lives and works in Baltimore.