Tom Kelly

(Creator/Illustrator - The Sword of the Savage Samurai; The Stuffed Animal Sagas)

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Tom Kelly


Tom Kelly was born in Scranton PA in 1972 received a M.F.A. degree in Sequential art for the Savannah College of Art and Design and holds a B.S. degree in Graphic Design from Lycoming College in Williamsport PA.

Tom, using a wide variety of classical and electronic techniques, has worked for several years producing graphic design and illustration for numerous design, production and toy companies such as Spin Master toys, Hasbro, and Mattel. Tom's illustrations have appeared in Black Petals magazine, Star wars Insider, Imagine Fx, Design Graphics, Tales of the Talisman, Wired and Time Out Chicago magazine. Tom has also designed posters and promotional art for the Chicago bands Daemon Familiar and Unibrow, The Moses GUN,The Fast Red flyers. Tom's wanderlust nature is always present in his work; he constantly explores new relationships between the subject matter and the medium he chooses. The subject matter of my work varies from horror, fantasy, and adventure with a healthy dose of comedy added to the equation. It is the production of the art that is enjoyable for me, the challenge of developing new creative ways to relate a narrative or depict a scene. Tom Kelly has produced Illustrations and cartoons for a wide variety of projects across the country. Tom has won several awards in design and Illustration such as the Wanyewright key for excellence and the Pennsylvania Keystone silver seal. Tom currently resides in Chicago IL.