Alan Alsup, a native of Tennessee, attended Harris School of Art after his service in the USN. Afterwards, he spent twenty-five years building an architectural delineation firm serving clients throughout the Mid-South. Although still engaged, the dramatic decline in the building industry led Alan to pursue his long held interest in animation. He has since developed a style dubbed "cartoonature." Presently, Alan who is married with three children, resides in Nashville, Tennessee.