Brett Helquist was born in Ganado, Arizona, and grew up in Orem, Utah. Soon after Mr. Helquist's own
dreams of becoming a pirate were sunk, he became an illustrator and took on the dangerous work of illustrating the New
York Times best-selling SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS by Lemony Snicket. He lives in Brooklyn, where he keeps a very old
and mysterious map marked with an "X."