Garfield Kwan is a third-year Ph.D. student at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego. Originally from Hong Kong, Garfield moved to California at the age of seven. The founder and director of Squidtoons, Garfield also volunteers for the local San Diego Science Fair and with Ocean Discovery Institute to teach and snorkel with students from the City Heights community.
I've always been enthusiastic about Garfield Kwan's Squidtoons. It's an engaging mix of interesting science and engaging illustrations. (Al Trujillo, Oceanography Textbook Author and Distinguished Teaching Professor, Palomar Community College) Squidtoons is one of the funnest, over-the-top, visually compelling books on ocean critters that I've ever seen. It's easy to read and loads of fun for readers of all ages and backgrounds. Five-year-old kids and marine biologists alike will learn something new about the fascinating life of our oceans. Squidtoons totally rocks! (Ray Troll, artist and author of Sharkabet, Rapture of the Deep, and Cruisin' the Fossil Coastline) Squidtoons masterfully uses cartoons to convey novel and complex scientific topics to kids and adults alike. Whether you are looking for a fun, quick read, hoping to learn more about the ocean, or to immerse a youngster in the exciting world of marine biology, Squidtoons is the book for you. (Martin Tresguerres, PhD, Professor in Marine Biology) With every page, the ocean creatures in Squidtoons jump out at you, turning science lessons into fun-filled adventures. (Jim Toomey, Creator of Sherman's Lagoon)