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Tom received his BFA from the School of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University in 1988.
In 1990, he landed his first full time position as an artist/designer for the World Wrestling Federation (now WWE). Tom made his mark early in pop culture history by designing the costumes and logos for legendary characters such as: Papa Shango, Crush, Kane, Adam Bomb, Tatanka, The 1-2-3 Kid, Lex Luger, & Hall of famers Razor Ramon & Hulk Hogan.
Tom has painted covers & trading cards for almost every major publisher in the comic book industry such as Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Image, Heavy Metal & Iron Maiden. Tom has also illustrated for gaming companies such as: World of Warcraft, Magic the Gathering, DC & Marvel VS. System and White-Wolf Publishing.
Tom has won numerous awards in the Fantasy genre including FOUR nominations for the prestigous Chesley Award!
Tom has worked on many movies & TV shows doing prop illustration & Storyboards (see IMDB page).
In 2012 Tom won a landmark copyright infringement case against corporate giant HomeGoods and ATI Industries, which he considers a huge victory for all artists! (the case was later settled)
Tom resides in beautiful Wilmington, NC, and works out of his home studio when he is not lecturing and doing shows worldwide.
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