Jonas Brandin was born 1974 in Dalarna, Sweden. After a painful adolescence in Ludvika, a small town surrounded by an endless fir forest, he moved to Stockholm to study art. There, he instead found himself surrounded by likeminded people, croquis-models, bars and huge artbooks from the city library. The new environment had a positive effect on him and he could soon be seen in the Academy Of Fine Arts, working joyfully in almost every department before earning a MFA in art in 2000.

    Since then he has mostly been doing special-effects and graphic novels before he began to work with art in 2015.

    He lives in Stockholm together with artist Helena Blomqvist, their two children Benjamin, Edith and two cats.