Jonathan Twingley was born and raised in Bismarck, North Dakota. He took a Bachelor’s degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 1996, and a Master of Fine Arts degree in illustration from the School of Visual Arts in New York City in 1998. His work appears regularly in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Atlantic and the New Republic, among others. In 2003, PRINT magazine featured his work in the New Visual Artists Review, a showcase of 20 artists under the age of 30. His work has also been recognized by the New York Society of Illustrators, the Los Angeles Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Communication Arts Magazine, The Best of News Design and the Society of Publication Designers. In 2007 he accepted a position as Senior Lecturer at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. In 2009 Scribner published his debut illustrated novel, The Badlands Saloon. He lives and works in New York City.