Theo Ellsworth is a self-taught artist and storyteller. He developed his art while wandering the United States in a motor powered vehicle. He is uncommonly fond of clouds, monsters, trees, and impossible objects. He is prone to fits of whimsy, and his mind is filled with preposterous notions, yet he still manages to come across as semi-normal. He devotes much time to making comics, art zines, and imaginary phenomenon.
Ellsworth has written and illustrated several graphic novels, including Capacity, Sleeper Car (excerpted in The Best American Comics 2010)
and The Understanding Monster trilogy (Book One receiving the 2013 Lynd Ward Honor Book prize). In 2010, he was a recipient of the Best Art Vinyl award for his design of the Flying Lotus album Pattern + Grid World. He lives with his wife and son in Missoula.