Tom D’Amore grew up in the small town of Collinsville, Connecticut. He spent most of his time digging through his local libraries’ comic selections and learning how to create his own world through the use of pen and ink. Now, Tom uses bold, black-and-white contrast, color, and intricate linework to evoke atmosphere and surrealism.
What or who inspires you?
Tom: Artists like Sergio Toppi, Rockwell Kent, Masashi Kishimoto, and Alex Ross.
What would your alter ego do?
Tom: I would become an animator (and currently am working on doing so!).
Make art for yourself, and the rest will follow.”
What advice would you give your past self?
Tom: Make art for yourself, and the rest will follow.
Who would you love to collaborate with one day?
Tom: Alex Gray. His ability to mix anatomical, spiritual, and high realistic knowledge so seamlessly in his paintings is inspiring.
If you could go anywhere and draw, where would you go?
Tom: I would go to my favorite beach cove in Santa Cruz.