Tom Kidd

Tom Kidd has worked for a number of publishers: Baen Books, Random House, DAW Books, Warner Books, Doubleday, BallantineBooks, Marvel Comics and Tor Books. He has illustrated two classic works of literature: The Three Musketeers (1998 – William Morrow) and The War of the Worlds (2001 — Harper Collins), and there are four books of his art: The Tom Kidd Sketchbook (1990 — Tundra) and
Kiddography: The Art & Life of Tom Kidd (2006 — Paper Tiger), OtherWorlds (2010 — Impact) and How to Draw and Paint Dragons (2010 — Quarto). His art has won him a World Fantasy Award (Best Artist 2004) and eight Chesley Awards. Kidd has also done design work for film, theme parks, entertainment products, and all types of conceptual design work for such clients as Walt Disney, Rhythm & Hues, and Universal Studios. His work has been displayed in a wide array of venues, including The Delaware Art Museum, The Society of Illustrators, and the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame. His painting “Port Rockwell” was used for the invitation and poster for the show “At the Edge: Art of the Fantastic” at the Allentown Art Museum in 2012.

Tom is the official artist for the “1632” series of alternate history books by Eric Flint and others published by Baen Books, for which he has done over 30 covers and counting.

With Subterranean Press he did an illustrated version of Songs of Dying Earth: Stories in Honor of Jack Vance as well as a deluxe illustrated version of Dying Earth.

For Topps, and for the sheer goofiness of it, he did some Mars Attacks! cards in 2013.

He Illustrated for Centipede Press (2015—17): Swords and Deviltry by Fritz Leiber, both cover and interior illustrations, it is the first book of the Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser series. In 2015 he illustrated the first book of the Kane series Dark Crusade by Karl Edward Wagner. Right now, Tom is finishing up work on a deluxe illustrated edition of Elric: Fortress of the Pearl by Michael Moorcock.

His favorite and most time-consuming obsession is a unpublished book called Gnemo: Airships, Adventure, Exploration. This is the sort of stuff that makes him happy.

You can see an alliterative selection of his art here:

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