The Writers at Work - Dylan Thomas
Scottish artist Tom Gauld attended the Edinburgh College of Art and the Royal College of Art. He first showcased his dry humor and deadpan dialogues in comic books like 'Guardians of the Kingdom' (2001), 'Robots, monsters etc' (2006), 'Hunter and Painter' (2007), and three issues of 'Three Very Small Comics' (2002, 2004, 2007). While still at the Royal College, in 2001 and 2002, he drew the weekly comic strip 'Move to the City' in the London Time Out, and he worked with Simone Lia on the self-published comics 'First' and 'Second' through their own Cabanon Press label.
In 2004 he illustrated 'The Iron Man' by Ted Hughes. Gauld has furthermore made weekly cartoons for the Saturday edition of The Guardian, and illustrations for The New Yorker, The New York Times and New Scientist. His best-known works are 'The Gigantic Robot' (2009), the full-length 'Goliath' (2012) and 'You're All Just Jealous of My Jetpack' (2013), a selection of his cartoons for The Guardian, all published through Drawn & Quarterly.
Originally from the countryside of northern Scotland, he lives and works in London with his partner, artist Jo Taylor. Gauld ranks among his influences William Heath Robinson, Gary Larson, Roz Chast, Richard McGuire, Ben Katchor, Daniel Clowes, Chris Ware and Jochen Gerner.