Ryan Alexander-Tanner


Ryan Alexander-Tanner became fascinated by comics at a very young age and not much has changed since then. He received a BFA in 2005 and quickly built a career, first as a comics journalist for Portland, Oregon’s alt-weekly newspaper The Willamette Week and then as a brand illustrator for Dave’s Killer Bread. He went on to co-author (with renowned educator William Ayers) and illustrate TO TEACH: THE JOURNEY, IN COMICS for Columbia University’s Teachers College Press in 2010. His more recent work has focused on creating comics that make underrepresented peoples and issues more accessible, for clients that include Medium.com, Buzzfeed.com, Talkingpointsmemo.com, Bitchmedia.org, and Planned Parenthood. He has taught classes and workshops and given presentations about how to make and/or teach comics at many institutions, including Stanford, SAIC, Bank Street, and Columbia. He is currently working with client Sarah Mirk on a YA graphic novel about relationships.

Agent: Fiona Kenshole