Tom Armstrong is a Florida-based cartoonist, known for creating 'Marvin'. When at University in Evansville, Indiana, Armstrong was already the staff cartoonist of the campus newspaper, for which he drew the weekly strip 'Two-S'. After getting his degree in Fine Arts, Armstrong worked as a freelance illustrator for a while. He worked with advertising agencies, and his drawings appeared in such magazines as the Saturday Evening Post and The National Review. He developed animated cartoons, multimedia slide presentations, television spots and print advertising for companies, such as RCA and Sears.
In 1979, he teamed up with fellow artist Tom Batiuk to create the comic about talkshow host 'John Darling'. Armstrong left the comic in 1985, in order to spend all his time on his own comic, 'Marvin'. This comic is written and drawn by Armstrong since 1982, and centers around a young baby boy. An animated prime-time TV special called 'Marvin: Baby of the Year' aired on CBS in 1989. The comic earned Armstrong the Segar Award in 1996. The title was changed to 'Marvin & Family' in 2013. In addition to producing the daily strip, Armstrong runs a very successful licensing company devoted to 'Marvin' related products.