Ryan Alexander-Tanner is a comic book artist and illustrator who lives in Portland, Oregon, USA. His comics work is primarily focused on using the comics medium as a platform to describe complex ideas in an engaging and accessible format. He has written and illustrated work that covers many non-fiction subjects such as women's health issues and progressive education. He has also illustrated genre stories for romance and superhero comics, to name a few. He has been teaching for approximately ten years in a wide variety of programs in a number of cities, including Portland, Chicago and New York.