Artist Spotlight: Tom Kelly

Tom Kelly is a Comic book Artist/Illustrator who has received a M.F.A. degree in Sequential art from the Savannah College of Art and Design as well as holds a B.S. degree in Graphic Design from Lycoming College in Williamsport PA.

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Tom has done work for DC Comics, Aw Yeah comics, image comics, Hasbro, Mattel, Spin Master toys, Star Wars Insider, Imagine FX, Design Graphics, Tales of the Talisman Wired magazine, and has produced art for several gaming companies as well as the bands The Moses Gun, Unibrow, Daemon Familiar, and several others.

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Tom currently does a web comic: The Sword of the Savage Samurai, as well as the children’s web comic: The Stuffed Animal Sagas.

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Tom has won several awards in design and Illustration such as the Keystone Key for Excellence and the Pennsylvania Illustrators Silver Seal. Tom currently resides in Chicago, IL.

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Tom Kelly says:

I grew up in Clarksgreen Pa a suburb of the city of Scranton. If you have ever watched the American version of the TV show “The Office” that’s the place where I grew up. Clarksgreen is very much a quiet Norman Rockwell like place especially growing up in the late 1970’s through the 1990’s.

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Clarksgreen is fine place and I enjoyed growing up there. My backyard had a very large section of woods that all my brothers and friends would play in. We would go on adventures for hours, build forts, go sledding in the wintertime, and play all sorts of games. So I had a very adventures childhood.

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I’m 41 years old ( so basically I’m one of the last generation of kids who grew up without the internet).

You can find all of Tom’s work at his main website:

http://tomkellyart.deviantart.com/

You can buy prints of Tom’s art at:

http://tomkellyprints.bigcartel.com/

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