Tom Mead



I am a pen and ink artist and work on paper primarily depicting strange figurative characters. I use these characters as a means to illustrate my perceptions about the world around me. The themes I tend to focus on are isolation, horror and a subversion of classic folk tale iconographies. My main influences are Edward Gorey, Remi Wyart, Laurie Lipton and the Pop Surrealist movement as a whole. I am passionate about drawing and creating of any kind and wish to keep expanding on the work I create in as many different mediums as possible.

I have worked for Revolution Games as a Layout Designer and illustrated a children’s book titled “The Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods” with Workman Publishing in New York. Most recently I was invited to participate in a narrative illustration project run by Aardman Animation and the British Council of India titled “Saptan Stories”.