William Stout is one of America's foremost fantasy and film artists, dinosaur muralists and illustrators. Stout's dinosaur illustrations have appeared in The Little Blue Brontosaurus, which formed the basis of the enormously popular The Land Before Time animated series. Stout has contributed to over thirty films including Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jurassic Park, and Walt Disney's Dinosaur. He was a designer for Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth. His previous books include, The New Dinosaurs, Prehistoric Life Murals and Dinosaur Discoveries. His pictures were an acknowledged inspiration for Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park. Stout has been awarded the Gold and Silver Medals from the Society of Illustrators.