Meet the Artist – Tom Simonton
When did you start drawing?
About four years of age.
What are your favorite things to draw?
My favorites are comics and Western art.
Who are some of your artistic inspirations?
I get my inspiration from everywhere, drawing upon friends, family, life experience, books (my favorites are by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Louis L’Amour and Mark Twain), movies & TV (Ben Hur, Indiana Jones, Star Wars trilogy), and music (classical, rock, blue-grass, and jazz). Some of
the artists who influence me include the photo-realistic works of James Bama, as well as the fantasy work of Frank Frazetta, Boris Vallejo, Sanjulian and Richard Corben.
Any projects you’re working on or looking forward to working on?
I’m working on a Conan pencil and ink comic, and I have plans for a Western painting.
What’s a good way for fans to check out your work?
Find me on Facebook at facebook.com/tom.simonton.1