Erik Lokkesmoe has more than 20 years of experience in architecting and executing media campaigns within the corporate, government, and entertainment sectors. His professional career includes Capitol Hill press secretary, Cabinet-level and celebrity speechwriter, head of communications for the national endowment, manager at the National Association of Broadcasters, and VP of strategic partnerships for the Anschutz Film Group and Walden media. He and his team at Different Drummer have worked on more than 150 entertainment marketing and distribution campaigns, as well as executive producing the critically-acclaimed Ewan McGregor film, Last Days In The Desert. Erik has co-authored two other books, mostly to impress his wife, Monica, and their three children. His life-long goal is to convince everyone that he is the inspiration behind the graphic novel character, Tintin.