Scott Westerfeld chose him to illustrate the series after finding his art online. According to an interview, he is more sympathetic to Clanker technology than Darwinist technology, and Deryn is his favorite character to draw.
Keith Thompson lives in Canada.
- ↑ Beyond Victoriana (July 24, 2011). #84 Walkers & Whales & WWI, Oh My! An Interview with Keith Thompson, Illustrator For the Leviathan Trilogy.