S.L. Gallant grew up in Nashville, TN and earned a Bachelors of Fine Art from the Atlanta College of Art. He spent his early career as an on-staff illustrator with advertising agencies in Oklahoma City and Washington, D.C. His passion has always been graphic novels. He has penciled for various publishers including DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, and Titan. He is the longest running artist on G.I. Joe: Real American Hero published by IDW Comics. S.L. currently lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife who only asks that he check his pockets for stray ink pens before laundry day.