Hello! My name is Luke Swan and I’m an animator and story artist based in Sendai, Japan. I was born in Utsunomia in 1980 and moved to Sendai 2 years later, where I stayed until I graduated from high school. I went to University in Seattle, WA where I studied art, and started working in advertising and games. I moved back to Sendai in 2005 and have been here working in animation ever since.
Like many people I loved the sport of Surfing from afar all my life, but it wasn’t until I turned 30 that I had the courage to give it a try. It quickly became my favorite hobby. But like JOE, I’m not very good(…yet). I knew that I had to combine my two passions of surfing and storytelling, so I made SurferJOE. I hope you love it as much as I do!