Tom Gauld is a cartoonist and illustrator. He was born in Scotland and studied at Edinburgh College of Art and The Royal College of Art. He makes weekly cartoons for the Guardian and New Scientist magazine. He has drawn covers, illustrations and cartoons for clients including The New Yorker, The New York Times, Le Monde, Eye magazine, Wired, Penguin, Faber, The Royal Mail, Apple and Google. He has created a number of comic books which have been translated into fifteen languages. He lives in London with his family.