Ted Slampyak was born in Philadelphia. He graduated from Temple University's Tyler School of Art in 1987. He created 'Jazz Age Chronicles', a comic about 1920s Boston, in 1989. It was first published by EF Graphnics and Caliber Comics and it returned as a webcomic at GraphicSmash.com in 2002. Since the 1990s, Ted went on to other projects, including 'Roadways' from Cult Press, Neil Gaiman's 'Mr. Hero' from BIG Entertainment, and contributions to several of Paradox Books' Factoid Big Book Of... series. Between 2004 and 2010, he was the final artist of the long-running and world-famous daily comic strip 'Annie', originally known as 'Little Orphan Annie', and written by Jay Maeder. Slampyak has furthermore produced mini-comics featuring his libertarian heroine 'Suzi Romaine'.