Contact/Bio

Ryan Alexander-Tanner is an illustrator/comics artist and educator, raised in Oakland, California, living in Portland, Oregon. He collaborates with individuals and organizations to adapt specialized content into illustrated narratives that are accessible and appealing to a broad audience. Each image is hand drawn and inked with brush on paper—human stories crafted with a human hand. Clients include The New York Times, Columbia University’s Teacher’s College Press, Buzzfeed, UC San Diego, The Nib, The Washington Post, Talking Points Memo, Intel, Planned Parenthood, The Portland Mercury, The Willamette Week and many more. He is available for illustration work, comics projects, teaching gigs (in-person or virtual, groups or one-on-one) and speaking engagements.