You might ask, and you did.
I studied and am finishing up this year at MATC Madison Area Technical College. Madison is located in Wisconsin. Aka Madtown. My degree is graphic design, but that will be little to nothing involving my career, hopefully as long as I can continue making money with fine art, illustrations and comics.
I've studied with Bob Schultz www.schultzdrawings.com
I've also studied with John Ribble, Chris Gargan, Christina Sundae and many many others.