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 has been published by the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Boston Globe, the Atlantic and the New Republic, among many others. His work has 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, the Society of Publication Designers and PRINT magazine featured his work in the New Visual Artists Review, a showcase of 20 artists under the age of 30. 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.