Guy began illustrating at the age of 9. His first projects included his 4th grade bulletin board and numerous cartoon characters commissioned by his friends for 25¢. It wasn’t until high school that Guy realized a person could make a living being an artist, and while attending Brigham Young University, he got his first children’s picture book job illustrating Showdown at Slickrock by Pat Bagley. Since then he has published a variety of work including book covers, children’s games, early chapter books and picture books. He is thrilled to be making a living doing what he loves.
Guy was born and raised in Provo, Utah. He lived in the city, but was raised on a farm. As a child, he spent many summers working and playing on his family ranch, where he and his dad, brothers designed and built a cabin. Now it’s a place they all go to relax. Guy has always liked building, fixing or creating things. His current projects range from fixing up his rusty old ’46 Chevy pickup truck to remodeling a studio in his home. Guy also enjoys his model trains, flying RC airplanes, camping and rock climbing. His wife, Lorien, and their four children, Calvin, Samantha, Madeline and Max, are pretty good art critics and often visit the studio in his home to help out.