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Hey Happy Ne w Year!

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 18, 2018, 12:27 PM
Hey folks I have been out of action since December just dealing with a health issue but I'm back now and I look forward to having a great 2018 and I hope you do too!!!!!!!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!!!

Journal Entry: Tue Oct 31, 2017, 11:38 AM


Happy Halloween everyone!!!!!

See me this Sat!!!!

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 21, 2017, 11:07 AM
Just giving everyone a cool heads up on Saturday, August 26th, 2017 – Jack Kirby would be 100 years old this August, and to honor all he has given the comics industry, Challengers Comics and Conversation will be celebrating for 12 full hours on August 26th!
They are going to have artists in all day and night, creating work inspired by The King and benefiting Kirby4Heroes.com. All work will be for sale and 100% of the money raised goes to Kirby4Heroes.

Artists include:
Myself (Tom Kelly)
Daniel Warren Johnson
Luke Smarto
BD Mead
Alex Rosado
Don Cardenas
DoomCo Designs
and Rob Schamberger!

This event runs from 11:00am to 11:00pm on Saturday, August 26th, 2017.
Long live the King!

Plus a Bonus Shot of Tom!!!!!!!!

I will Also be at 
Chicago Comics  Sat August 26th!! They are hosting Myself and tons of other artists from the Chicago area (and beyond!) for a signing event for THE THING ARTBOOK! There's already a terrific guest list and I expect there might be one or two more surprise add-ons as the event nears. So mark your calendars for August 26th, 7pm-9pm at Chicago Comics -and I'll see you there!

here is a link to the piece I did for the book check it out: The Thing Red Eye by Tom Kelly by TomKellyART
Also The Book is out now and you can get it if you go to Printedinblood.com. So if you love the film or just want to see some really kickass art head on over to the site and order the book. Here is a helpful link: printedinblood.com/artbook_the…


I created this using pen and ink  to do the main work for the Dog then I did the rest of the illustration digitally using Adobe IllustratorCs6 to  make the out post elements then I did the coloring and rendering using PhotoshopCs6


Here are some other places you can follow me and see more of my work.

Facebook
www.facebook.com/tommm9

Tumbler
tommm9.tumblr.com/

Twitter
twitter.com/Tomkellyart

Pintrest
www.pinterest.com/tomkellyart/

Instagram
www.instagram.com/tomkellyart/

See Me At Boston Comic Con 2017!!!!!!!!

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 24, 2017, 11:01 AM
Hey All I will be at Boston comic con 2017 on August 11-13 over in Artist Alley so please stop by and check table out my table. ,so if your in the area or are going to be at the show please stop by my table and say Hi to me!.  I'll have a whole bunch of stuff,new and exclusive prints,original art plus a much more. I 'll update you with more info once when I can.

you can also follow for live updates over at these places:

You can also follow me out on my other social network feeds here:

Facebook
www.facebook.com/tommm9

Tumbler
tommm9.tumblr.com/

Twitter
twitter.com/Tomkellyart

Pintrest
www.pinterest.com/tomkellyart/

Instagram
www.instagram.com/tomkellyart/


I'll post my full convention and appearance schedule a little bit latter once I get everything nailed down for this convention season.

Awesome Con 2017!!!!!

Journal Entry: Thu Jun 8, 2017, 12:00 PM
Just a reminder I'll be at Awesome Con 2017 in DC on June 16-18 over in Artist Alley so please stop by and check table C14 in Artist Alley. ,so if your in the area or are going to be at the show please stop by my table and say Hi to me!.  I'll  have a whole bunch of stuff,new and exclusive prints,original art plus a much more.

you can also follow for live updates over at these places:

You can also follow me out on my other social network feeds here:

Facebook
www.facebook.com/tommm9

Tumbler
tommm9.tumblr.com/

Twitter
twitter.com/Tomkellyart

Pintrest
www.pinterest.com/tomkellyart/

Instagram
www.instagram.com/tomkellyart/


I'll post my full convention and appearance schedule a little bit latter once I get everything nailed down for this convention season.

Come see me at C2E2 this year!!!!

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 17, 2017, 4:25 PM
Just a reminder I'll be at C2E2 in Artist alley over at table L5 this year.  C2E2 is a super cool comic con here in Chicago taking place on April 20-23rd and I will be in artist alley again this year ,so if your in the area or are going to be at the show please stop by my table and say Hi to me!.  I'll  have a whole bunch of stuff,new and exclusive prints,original art plus a much more.

you can also follow for live updates over at these places:

You can also follow me out on my other social network feeds here:

Facebook
www.facebook.com/tommm9

Tumbler
tommm9.tumblr.com/

Twitter
twitter.com/Tomkellyart

Pintrest
www.pinterest.com/tomkellyart/

Instagram
www.instagram.com/tomkellyart/


I'll post my full convention and appearance schedule a little bit latter once I get everything nailed down for this convention season.

Happy holidays Everyone!!

Fri Dec 16, 2016, 10:43 AM



Hey just wishing you all a Happy holidays!!!!

Final week for art!

Wed Oct 26, 2016, 11:31 AM



Hey everyone I just wanted to drop some info on you all!
This is the final week to get my Stranger things Illustration Plus tons more cool Stranger things themed art over at Toy De Jour: a vintage toys and art store. The art was Part of a month long art show using the Stranger things Netflix series as the theme. The show ends on OCT 31st so if you still want to check out all the art Now is the time!

Toy De Jour is Located at 2064 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647 two blocks north of the western Blue Line stop.

here are some of the artists in this show are:

ourtney Kuebler
Antonio Orellana
Elijah Edmunds
Infected Resin
Jillian Marsala
Kevin Budnik
Chris Schons
Shawn Smith
Mike Norton
Mike Turner
Chris Nania
Shea Cahill
Enzo Garza
Sean Dove
Tom Kelly
JunkFed
JB Roe
Einxel
Ali 6

  SO don't let the monster get you,grab your D20 dice, jump on your bmx bikes and head on over to the show!
Oh just in case you can't make the show here is a link to The piece I have in the show enjoy!

Stranger Things Stranger Danger by Tom Kelly by TomKellyART


THANK YOU NYCC!!!!!!!!

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 12, 2016, 9:46 AM
 
Hey everyone I just wanted to thank all the fine folks who stopped by my table it was great seeing everyone as well as putting faces to some of the names here online. You all made this years NYCC great for me and I hope all of you had a kickass show too!!! Well I gotta dash need to catch up on sleep and get back to all my ongoing art projects, but yeah thanks everyone your support really means a lot to me.

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Tumbler
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Twitter
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Instagram
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See ME at NYCC 2016 at Table BB6!!!!!

Journal Entry: Tue Sep 27, 2016, 8:54 AM
Hey everyone I just wanted to give you all a quick update. I will be in Artist Alley Table BB6 at NYCC this October 6-9th so if your gonna be at the the show please stop on over to my table and say hi. I will have all my usual stuff, Prints,original art, The fun Kitties, as well as doing convention sketches. So I will see you there!!!!

You can also follow me out on my other social network feeds here:

Facebook
www.facebook.com/tommm9

Tumbler
tommm9.tumblr.com/

Twitter
twitter.com/Tomkellyart

Pintrest
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Instagram
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Big Thanks to Everyone

Journal Entry: Sat Sep 17, 2016, 8:36 AM
Hey All I just wanted to say thanks to all the great folks who stopped by the opening of the Stranger Things group show Last night. It was great seeing all of you and you really really made it a fun time for me.
If you missed the opening last night don't worry the Art Show will be going on for the rest of the month at Toy De Jour. So if you missed the opening but want to still see all the cool art just stop on by when you get a chance.

Toy De Jour is Located at 2064 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647 two blocks north of the western Blue Line stop.

here are some of the artists in this show are:

ourtney Kuebler
Antonio Orellana
Elijah Edmunds
Infected Resin
Jillian Marsala
Kevin Budnik
Chris Schons
Shawn Smith
Mike Norton
Mike Turner
Chris Nania
Shea Cahill
Enzo Garza
Sean Dove
Tom Kelly
JunkFed
JB Roe
Einxel
Ali 6

  SO don't let the monster get you,grab your D20 dice, jump on your bmx bikes and head on over to the show!
Oh just in case you can't make the show here is a link to The piece I will have in the show enjoy!

Stranger Things Stranger Danger by Tom Kelly by TomKellyART


The Upcoming Stranger Things art show!!!

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 12, 2016, 10:49 PM
Hey everyone I just wanted to drop some info on you all!
I will be part of a group art show on September 16th at Toy De Jour: a vintage toys and art store. The art show is from 6-9pm with refreshments and tons of cool cool art, so if you get a chance head on over and say hi to me!

Toy De Jour is Located at 2064 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647 two blocks north of the western Blue Line stop.

here are some of the artists in this show are:

ourtney Kuebler
Antonio Orellana
Elijah Edmunds
Infected Resin
Jillian Marsala
Kevin Budnik
Chris Schons
Shawn Smith
Mike Norton
Mike Turner
Chris Nania
Shea Cahill
Enzo Garza
Sean Dove
Tom Kelly
JunkFed
JB Roe
Einxel
Ali 6

  SO don't let the monster get you,grab your D20 dice, jump on your bmx bikes and head on over to the show!
Oh just in case you can't make the show here is a link to The piece I will have in the show enjoy!

Stranger Things Stranger Danger by Tom Kelly by TomKellyART


Stranger things art show coming up!

Journal Entry: Sat Sep 3, 2016, 10:46 AM
Hey everyone I just wanted to drop some info on you all!
I will be part of a group art show on September 16th at Toy De Jour: a vintage toys and art store. The art show is from 6-9pm with refreshments and tons of cool cool art, so if you get a chance head on over and say hi to me!

Toy De Jour is Located at 2064 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647 two blocks north of the western Blue Line stop.

here are some of the artists in this show are:

ourtney Kuebler
Antonio Orellana
Elijah Edmunds
Infected Resin
Jillian Marsala
Kevin Budnik
Chris Schons
Shawn Smith
Mike Norton
Mike Turner
Chris Nania
Shea Cahill
Enzo Garza
Sean Dove
Tom Kelly
JunkFed
JB Roe
Einxel
Ali 6

  SO don't let the monster get you,grab your D20 dice, jump on your bmx bikes and head on over to the show!
Oh just in case you can't make the show here is a link to The piece I will have in the show enjoy!

Stranger Things Stranger Danger by Tom Kelly by TomKellyART


I'm in a Stranger Things art show!!!!!

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 26, 2016, 11:32 AM
Hey everyone I just wanted to drop some info on you all!
I will be part of a group art show on September 16th at Toy De Jour: a vintage toys and art store. The art show is from 6-9pm with refreshments and tons of cool cool art, so if you get a chance head on over and say hi to me!

Toy De Jour is Located at 2064 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647 two blocks north of the western Blue Line stop.

here are some of the artists in this show are:

ourtney Kuebler
Antonio Orellana
Elijah Edmunds
Infected Resin
Jillian Marsala
Kevin Budnik
Chris Schons
Shawn Smith
Mike Norton
Mike Turner
Chris Nania
Shea Cahill
Enzo Garza
Sean Dove
Tom Kelly
JunkFed
JB Roe
Einxel
Ali 6

  SO don't let the monster get you,grab your D20 dice, jump on your bmx bikes and head on over to the show!
Oh just in case you can't make the show here is a link to The piece I will have in the show enjoy!

Stranger Things Stranger Danger by Tom Kelly by TomKellyART




Rabid Robot Rampage!

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 18, 2016, 2:45 PM
Hey All Please join Me on July 23rd for an afternoon of great comic fun! I will be taking part in a group art show.
Featuring art from myself and these other great artists:
Calvin Bosanic, Jill Thompson, Hilary Barta, Timothy Seeley, Archangelo Crelencia, Mandi Siegel, Paul Czarnowski, CaptainJoel Siegel, Brian J. Crowley, and more!

All of us artists will have work for sale, plus the show will have a limited edition print created just for the event. Come meet some of the best artists in the business, talk all things comic and illustration, have some comic-themed beers, and go home with some fantastic art!

The Rabid Robot Rampage takes place at

Northdown Cafe and Taproom
3244 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657
and the even goes from 3-6pm
also don't forget to follow me on my social networks to get updates on this and other future events.

here are those links:
Facebook
www.facebook.com/tommm9

Tumbler
tommm9.tumblr.com/

Twitter
twitter.com/Tomkellyart

Pintrest
www.pinterest.com/tomkellyart/

Instagram
www.instagram.com/tomkellyart/


Heroes con 2016 thanks for all the Love!!!!

Journal Entry: Tue Jun 21, 2016, 12:36 PM
Hey everyone I just wanted to take a moment and say thanks to all the people who came out and gave me love at this weeks past Heroes Con it was great meeting so many new fans as well as seeing familiar faces too!
Heroes Con is such a special and unique comic book convention it's a show that focuses on the art ,creators, and comics it is always worth the pilgrimage to be at the show for me.
 A Huge thanks to the Sheldon, Ricco and all the Heroes Con staff and volunteers those folks work so hard and always do an amazing job. A huge shout out to the Washington DC Steve, DJ and all the other members of that barbarian horde you make every con fun to be at!!!!! Also it was great to see so many of my southern artist friends, the old crew from SCAD as well as the other deep south hooligans. It was awesome to see Bruce and all the other members of the 11 o clock family and have Bean as a one night room mate you guys are awesome it's such a treat to talk comics and art with you guys your knowledge and love for that stuff is second to none!
Huge Huge Love to Darryl and JK and all of the Taylor network crew so many fun moments and goofy stories from the Westin bar!

I would name all of you if I had the space but there are just so so many people so please trust me when I say I had a great time and it was all because of the great people at the show!!!

 Heroes con is like artist summer camp for me, I get to hang out with tons of my friends in a super laid back and relaxed place, eat great BBQ and get to meet and see so many elite level artist's and creators along with their cool art! The live art auction on Sat Night just melts my brain with all the beautiful stuff as well as the mind bending amounts of money that are bid for the pieces! Lastly let me give a huge thanks to my girlfriend Wendi she is not only an awesome podcaster ( here is a link to her show: doublepgspread.tumblr.com/ or here taylornetworkofpodcasts.com/20…; she is also on Itunes at Double Page Spread go give her show a listen it's totally worth it).
Wendi is also a tremendous help at every show and his an endless reservoir of support and encouragement for me and she will cover my table when I need to go pee so she rocks!!!

Next is my pal Jonathan La Mantia not only is Jonathan a super talented artist here is a link to his stuff: www.jonathanlamantia.com/ as well as jonathanlamantia.tumblr.com/ so go give him a look see ,he has just epic cool stuff!
Plus Jonathan is great guy as well as an awesome room mate with a massive knowledge and insite on film, comics and he is totally fun to hang out with!

So So many more people and things to thank and be thankful for but I gotta get back to work so let me wrap it up by saying if you ever get a chance to go to Heroes Con it's worth it for everyone both Fan and Pro alike the show is just a jewel in the comics world!


You can also follow me out on my other social network feeds here:

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Tumbler
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Twitter
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Instagram
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Me at heroes con this weekend June17-19th

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 13, 2016, 12:07 PM
Hey hey every one just a quick heads up I'll be at years Heroes Con 2016 in Charlotte NC this coming week June 17-19th over in Artist alley table AA2015, so if your in the area stop on by and say hi to me!

I will have original art, prints, fun sketches of hello kitty as well as doing original art commissions and conventions sketches at the event, if your at the show please stop by and say hi to me and if you see me at the bar buy me a drink!!!

Here are some social networks you can follow me and my work online

Facebook
www.facebook.com/tommm9

Tumbler
tommm9.tumblr.com/

Twitter
twitter.com/Tomkellyart

Pintrest
www.pinterest.com/tomkellyart/

Instagram
www.instagram.com/tomkellyart/

Some Good Sketch Blogs you should be looking at.

Journal Entry: Wed May 18, 2016, 10:34 AM
Hey when you get a chance POP on over to these Sketch Blogs: challengersassemble.wordpress.…   and www.sketchlottery.com/
  I totally encourage everyone to participate in any of these sketch blogs and their themes. The blogs are tons and tons of fun as well as a great creative challenge plus a perfect form of practice as you don't decide what to draw rather you are challenged to draw something you might never think of. 
     Also let me say this about the Challengers Sketch Blog as well as the Sketch Lottery Blog: All the time I hear or meet other artists on all different development levels seasoned pros to just starting indie creators and art students and they all say how much they love drawing or making art which is great. Yet I don't often see them post their work, sure some of the pro's are super busy doing art as a full time job so they don't have a lot of free time to make other art and the stuff they do work on is under contract so they have to wait to show it. I also understand that everyone has very very busy lives with Kids, full time jobs, dating, plus other health issues and it's hard to fit in time to make extra art.

   All of those reasons are valid and fair but if you are an artist and more than half your social network feeds are picts of you being goofy or the food you eat or have cooked I say this GET OFF YOUR ASS AND MAKE MORE ART!!! yes post images of your daily life but if you tell me how much you love art and love making art then show that on your feeds. Yes your soup looks good and those new shoes sure are great but GOD DAMN show me some of your cool art! I have artist friends the post a sketch a day, they post screen shots of parts of stuff they are working on, or the goofy cartoons they make on their kids lunch bags so it can be done. For me I like to use sketch blogs to enable me to make art for practice as well as something for my internet feeds ( a lot of times I can't show off the stuff I working on as I too have contracts that prevent me from doing that) so I do the blog themes.
  I participate in two sketch blogs the first is the Challengers Assemble sketch blog and the second is the Sketch lottery sketch blog both are great. Challengers Assemble deals with comic book and comic book related themes and Sketch lottery focuses on one character picked randomly from a pool of submitted suggestions both are great! Challengers has been my main sketch blog for several years now and in the past I was part of video game sketch blogs, D&D themed sketch blogs and Horror sketch blogs but as they have come an gone Challengers has remained. As an artist you want people to see your work as well as you want people who can help either give you work or support the work you make, Challengers does just that. The Challengers Sketch blog is run by the folks who own and operate Challengers comics in Chicago so why not get on their radar so when your comic book or art book hits the stands you already have a relationship with one store. Sketch lottery has a huge roster of Illustration pro's who work in the comics, film and video game industry why not start forming good-natured relationships with people you may want to work with or for in the future. Look you don't have to do anything you don't want to do, your free to do whatever you like but just don't tell me how much art you make and how much you love to draw SHOW ME!

here are those links again to these Blogs go check them out and participate if you can its super fun!

challengersassemble.wordpress.…

www.sketchlottery.com/

 also let me know what other sketch blogs are good so I can check them out and tell others!

Thanks to everyone for Free comic book day fun!!!!

Journal Entry: Sun May 8, 2016, 9:50 AM


hey all
  I just wanted to thank all the great people who came out for free comic book day yesterday, you all were just super super fun folks!!! Also let me say thank you to the great people over at Defiant Comics your made my morning awesome with all the great fun people who dropped in to get first crack at the comics. Plus Let me give a huge thanks to all the wonderful people over at Third Coast Comics its always a super fun time hanging out  with the many many fine people who enjoy my wacky brand of fun time drawing. The Third Coast crew really made the afternoon/evening fly by. Free comic book day is always great and I love seeing all the different stores in Chicago as well as around the world go full out for the day! So thanks again to everyone who came out as well as the fine folks who work at the comic shops at home and abroad you all rock!!!!

Tom at FBCD

Journal Entry: Fri May 6, 2016, 10:02 PM
hey hey everyone I just wanted to drop you all a quick line to let you know where I'll be at for free comic book day this year.
I will be at Defiant comics in chicago from 9-!2 noon. then I will be at Third Coast Comics from 1-6pm. It going to be a great day tomorrow hopefully if your in the area you can stop on in and say hi to me!

So I'll see you tomorrow May 7th!!!!