Alec Longstreth is a two-time Ignatz Award winning cartoonist.  He has proudly self-published his minicomic Phase 7 since 2002 and intends to continue doing so for the rest of his life.  In 2013, his first graphic novel, Basewood was published by L'employé du Moi. It later won the 2014 Prix Bulles De Cristal for the 15-18 year old category. His comics work has also appeared in various weekly papers around the country and in many comics anthologies.

In 2007, Alec graduated from Pratt Institute's illustration program with highest honors.  He has drawn illustrations for nationally-distributed magazines such as Highlights, Nickelodeon Magazine, and National Geographic for Kids, and has illustrated T-shirts and posters for his favorite band, Weezer. In 2014, Alec illustrated his first chapter book, Middle School: Ultimate Showdown by James Patterson.  Alec also works as a digital colorist, most recently coloring graphic novels published by FirstSecond Books.  

In 2008, Alec was a fellow at the Center for Cartoon Studies and has been on the faculty at CCS ever since.  He now teaches remotely for CCS and for the California College for the Arts MFA Comics Program.  Alec lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his wife, the toy designer Claire Sanders.