True Story, by Tom Beland

Tom Beland was born in Chicago, and grew up in Napa Valley, California. His father was a cartoonist in his spare time, and this inspired Tom Beland to become one himself. A self-taught comic artist, he is influenced by Al Hirschfeld, Charles Schulz, John Romita Sr., Gil Kane and others. He became a page designer and editorial artist at the Napa Valley Register and later the Vallejo Times-Herald. He drew autobiographical comics, which became very popular especially when he drew about his romance with Lily GarcĂ­a, who he met at a theme-park and eventually married. Tom Beland married her and now lives on the island of San juan, Puerto Rico. His comics have been collected in 'True Story, Swear to God', which was published in 2003.

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Last updated: 2008-10-10

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