Daron Parton currently lives in New Zealand. He has a degree in illustration and his work ranges from packaging to editorial and, recently, children’s book illustration. Daron has worked with The Wall Street Journal, The Age, the New Statesman, GQ, Esquire, Pearson, Scholastic and Fairfax Magazines. In 2012, he was named all-round winner of the “Australian Creative’s” Hotshop Award for Illustrator of the Year. He was also Highly Commended in the 2013 Australian and New Zealand Illustration Awards. Zoo Train is his first title with Walker Books Australia.