LAURENCE SCHWINGER received a BFA from Philadelphia College of Art, with a major in Illustration. He also received a MFA in Illustration from Marywood University in Pennsylvania. As a freelance illustrator with 30 years of experience, his work has been shown at the Society of Illustrators and is included in many personal collections. With considerable advertising experience, he is won awards in that field, including a Clio for poster design. In addition to his freelance work, Laurence is an Instructor at the Art Institute of Philadelphia.