Zander Cannon graduated from Grinnell College, Iowa, in 1995 and began writing and drawing comics professionally with The Chainsaw Vigilante. This was followed by the writing, drawing and publishing of 'Knute's Escapes', a hilarious series about a series of escape attempts by a slave boy named Knute. Zander Cannon expanded Knute's universe in the comics series 'The Replacement God', published by Slave Labor and Image Comics, before doing layouts for the Eisner Award winning series 'Top Ten', with a script by Alan Moore and finished art by Gene Ha. He also pencilled it's spin-off mini-series 'Smax' for America's Best Comics.
He is co-founder of Big Time Attic with Shad Petosky and Kevin Cannon. As Big Time Attic, Zander has illustrated for the US government's Space Weather, Space Junk and Journey Along a Field Line as an outreach from the scientific community. He is also responsible for the majority of illustration in 'Bonesharps, Cowboys and Thunderlizards' (with Kevin Cannon doing lettering, inking and illustrations in the back).