Alec Longstreth is a two-time Ignatz Award winning cartoonist.  He has been publishing his minicomic Phase 7 since 2002, and intends to continue doing so for the rest of his life. In 2014 he self-published his first graphic novel, Basewood. His comics work has also appeared in anthologies published by Villard, Three Rivers Press, and Dark Horse Comics, as well as Tugboat Press and many other indie publishers.  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 Little, Brown and Company, Highlights Magazine, Nickelodeon Magazine, National Geographic for Kids, 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 for CCS and in-person at the California College for the Arts for their MFA Comics Program.  Alec lives in Alameda, California with his wife, the toy designer Claire Sanders.