Kelly Swann earned her undergraduate degree in Graphic Arts from Loyola Marymount in 2007. After working for the Santa Maria Times as a graphic designer, art department supervisor, copy editor, and community news editor, she attended the Center for Cartoon Studies. In 2016 she earned a Master's Degree in Cartooning. Her work is featured in Naval History Magazine, the natural science comic anthology Awesome ‘Possum, and in the cartoonist veterans project When I Returned. Her upcoming work Kilroy Was Here, is in progress.