Illustration Throwback Thursday #2

June 12th, 2014 | Posted in Illustration Throwback Thursday

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A couple of Sunday Mailbags ago I was asked about my work with The Marlin Company, which is the client I do all those “workplace posters” for I keep posting here. The above image is the very first one I ever did for them, done in traditional media using ink, Dr. Martin dyes and airbrush. I still do not know the exact year I did this, but I am guessing 2001 or 2002.


  1. A few years back you sold this poster to me. Did not know it was the first one you did for The Marlin Company.

  2. Lee Fortuna says:

    This is GREAT TOM! Just love the command of values in this piece. Can I ask you, now that you went digital with color, do you miss this process? So much “flavor” in the shadows & facial expressions. Love to see more of your old colored inks! BTW, Happy Dad’s Day!


New profile pic courtesy of my self-caricature for the Scott Maiko penned article “Gotcha! Mug Shots of Common (but Despicable) Criminals” from MAD 550

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