Allan Comport has been working as an artist's representative and educator for the past 25 years.

In that period he has worked with many notable illustrators and photographers to a wide variety of ad agencies, design firms, magazines, newspapers, publishers and corporations internationally. He has served on the faculty of the Ringling School of Art and Design and is currently serving on the Illustration faculty of the Maryland Institute College of Art. He has been a frequent speaker on the business of illustration and marketing of artists. Allan works with Shannon Associates, one of the country's premiere artists agencies with offices throughout the US and the world. He has been a member of the Illustrators Club of Washington, Maryland and Virginia; SPAR, and the Graphic Artists Guild. He has been a past president of the Tampa Bay Creative Club, and member of the Tampa Bay Advertising Federation. He holds a B.A. in education and an M.A. in counseling. He lives in Annapolis, Maryland with his illustrator/wife Sally Wern Comport and their two children.