Tom Humberstone

About

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Tom Humberstone is an award-winning comic artist and illustrator based in Edinburgh.

Regular contributor to The NibVox and Cartoon Movement and former political cartoonist for the New Statesman. Freelance illustrator, storyboard artist and designer.

Self-publisher of a variety of comics including Art School Scum, 24-hour comic Everything You Never Wanted To Know About Crohns Disease, and the illustrated reportage book My Fellow Americans (co-authored with journalist Dan Hancox).

Editor and publisher of the critically acclaimed UK comics anthology Solipsistic Pop founded in 2009. Co-editor of the Sidekick Press book Over The Line: An Introduction to Poetry and Comics (2016).


Awards:

2018 - Nominated for the Design Week Awards (Editorial Design)

2014 - Nominated for the British Comic Awards (Best Comic)

2014 - Selected for the Society of Illustrators Comic + Cartoon Award (Comic Strip)

2012 - Eisner Award nomination (Best Anthology)

2008 - Won an Eagle Award (Best British Black + White Comic)


Recent bibliography:

2019 - Great Lives: Albert Einstein (BES Publishing) 
Artist of an 120 page graphic novel about Albert Einstein - written by Ned Hartley. 

2018 - 24 Panels (Image Comics) 
Artist of a four page comic written by Leigh Alexander as part of an anthology. 

2018 - No Robot No! (Sidekick Books) 
Illustrator of a three page poem comic (written by Chrissy Williams) as part of an anthology. 

2018 - Dread and Circuses/Sports are Political!/Resistance is Feudal (The Nib) 
Writer and artist of three comics for The Nib - an online and print publication dedicated to graphic journalism and comic reportage. 

2017 - Reigns: The Book of the Lady of the Wood (Devolver Digital) 
Collaboration with writer Leigh Alexander on a six page prequel to the game Reigns: Her Majesty. 

2017 - Introducing Game Theory: A Graphic Guide (Icon Books) 
Illustrator for a graphic guide to game theory. 

2016 - Over The Line: An Introduction to Poetry Comics (Sidekick Books) 
Co-editor (with Chrissy Williams) of this anthology and introduction to poetry comics. 

2012-2015 - In The Frame (New Statesman) 
Writer and artist of a short, weekly political comic for the New Statesman magazine.
I self-published a collection of the strips in 2015. 

2011 - Nelson (Blank Slate Books) 
Contributed a five page comic to this Eisner Award nominated anthology. 

 

CLIENTS:

BBC
The Guardian
Buzzfeed
Little White Lies
Vox
WIRED
New Statesman
SONY
New Humanist
Friends Of The Earth
VICE
Save The Children
The Independent
The Nib
Racquet Magazine
Stylist
Icon Books
+ more