Scott Gustafson is an American illustrator based in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. His career has spanned over twenty-five years, and during it, he has worked as a freelance cartoonist and contributed illustrations to various magazines and children’s books. During the later years of his career, he wanted to write a story lengthier than a thirty-two page children’s book. In August 2011, his only novel Eddie: The Lost Youth of Edgar Allan Poe was published. His art style is inspired by the Golden Age of American Illustration. Due to this, his work has a fairytale-like appearance and many of his illustrations feature fantastical and Biblical characters and settings.