John Boylan

John Boylan

Department: Virtual Design and Construction

Position: Engineering Technician

Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Specialty: Drafting and Graphic Design

What’s the best way to start your day? The best way to start my day includes being woken up by my one year old son, followed by cooking breakfast for my family.
What are three interesting facts about you?

  1. In 1985, I ate breakfast with Michael Jordan. I was a big five year old. He told me to stick to football, so I did.
  2. I hold the Guinness World Record for the largest collection of Swamp Thing memorabilia.
  3. I've lived in six U.S. states: Georgia, Washington, Alabama, New Hampshire, Louisiana, and South Dakota.

What have you created that you are most proud of? Once a year I publish and distribute a comic-book focused magazine. Each 60+ page issue comprises art and articles by contributors from around the world. Professionals and amateurs have contributed to the book and I’m extremely proud of the relationships that I’ve built throughout the experience.
What food do you crave most often? Oysters.
What was one of the most interesting/best concerts you’ve been to? Pixies, Chicago in 2004. It was an amazing reunion show, but getting there and back added to the experience. I flew into Chicago the night of the show, slept in the airport afterward, was sequestered by TSA for being suspicious and arrived home in time for final exams the next morning.