Tom Grindberg, Illustrator
Tom lives with his wife Mari and daughter Katie in Brooklyn, New York.
His art career began at the age of eighteen when he was still living in
the Washington suburb of Chevy Chase.
Tomís first published work was illustrating political cartoons. This
early success fired his desire to further pursue the field of art and publishing.
As luck would have it, it wasnít too long before he landed his first freelance
work with both Marvel and DC Comics in 1981. During this time, he also
worked in advertising alongside some of the industryís best illustrators
and graphic artists.
After leaving advertising, Tom devoted his full attention to the craft
of storytelling and comic book publishing. Tomís credits are varied and
numerous. His DC work includes Action Comics, Batman, Detective Comics,
Flash, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Superman, Superboy, Supergirl, Secret
Origins, and Teen Titans. His Marvel Comics work includes the Avengers,
Daredevil, Marvel Team-Up, Punisher, Savage Sword of Conan, Silver Surfer,
Spider-Man, Thor, and X-Factor. His cover work includes Judge Dredd and
other popular British titles, plus covers for classic pulp fiction characters
such as Airboy and Phantom Detective, and numerous painted covers for both
Marvel and DC Comics.
Tomís work for Newsday, a Long Island, New York newspaper, earned a
graphic design award from the Associated Press. Tom has also done extensive
behind-the-scene character design and licensing for Marvel, DC Comics,
and independent publishers. Further credits include computer game design,
commercial interior designing for leading manufacturing companies, and
even motion film work.
Currently, Tom is illustrating the New Adventures of Tarzan, co-created
with Roy Thomas and Jim Sullos, for Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc.ís online
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