Alec Longstreth is a two-time Ignatz Award winning cartoonist and illustrator who lives in Oakland, California. Since 2002 he has drawn seventeen issues of his minicomic Phase 7. His comics work has also appeared in anthologies published by Villard, Three Rivers Press, and Dark Horse Comics as well as many small presses. Two French translations of Alec's graphic novels have been published by L'employé du Moi.
In 2007 Alec graduated from Pratt Institute's illustration program with highest honors. His illustration clients include Highlights, Nickelodeon Magazine, National Geographic for Kids, BOOM! Studios, Weezer, and many others. Alec has also worked as a digital colorist for graphic novels and picture books published by First Second Books and Hyperion.
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 from Oakland, California where he lives with his wife, the toy designer Claire Sanders.