Erik Swanson received his BFA in painting from Tyler School of art in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Upon graduation he worked as an art director for seven years at a technology company while freelancing in the illustration field. Erik has worked for clients/properties such as The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, G.I. Joe, Image Comics, Oni Comics, The 76ers, Wendy’s, 6 Flags, Apple, Johnson and Johnson, Sun Microsystems, Oracle, Reed Elseiver, Harcourt Publishing, and CTB McGraw-Hill. In 2007 a graphic novel he worked on was nominated for a Harvey Award. He has shown work at the Katzen Center and the MPAA, among others. Erik has sat on the arts Advisory Committee for Arts on the Block since 2010.