R. Brad Yarhouse is a practicing digital media designer, animator, and artist. His films have been shown in festivals and events around the world, including the '2013 Best of ASIFA' presented by Nelson Shin at the Canlandiranlar Animators Festival, Turkey, Les 24 heures de l’animation (2011) in Brussels, Belgium, and the 2005 Berlin Film Festival. He has also presented his research on animation and comic studies at conferences such as the Society for Animation Studies Conference in Melbourne, Australia, and the Avanca Cinema Conference in Portugal. His essays on contemporary animation and comics have been published in peer-reviewed journals including The International Journal of Comic Art and The Journal for Animation History and Theory. He teaches at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan in the Digital Media, and Visual and Critical Studies MFA programs.