Peter Thom lives with his wife Gina in the historic town of Battle. Famed as the site of the Battle of Hastings, his idyllic location serves as a constant source of inspiration. Peter's work has been shaped by many influences over the years, his love of illustration is far reaching and all embracing. His work which shows a strong influences of comic strip and animation. as well as more traditional illustrators is often chosen by clients looking for a strong and punchy solution to briefs which demand attention grabbing imagery. He has been shortlisted for the prestigious Kate Greenaway Award in 2009, and his other awards include being selected for the World Illustraion Awards in 2015 as well as being selected for the CreativePool Awards in 2015 and 2016.
Peter took a two-year foundation course at the Hastings College of Art before gaining a first class degree in Illustration at Brighton, where he studied under the famous British illustrator John Vernon Lord.
Today Peter works entirely digitally, using programmes such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Affinity Designer and for animation—Moho Pro.
Peter’s illustrations are punchy, dynamic and fun, but he works in three broad styles. The first is line-led and very graphic – ideal for superhero and Manga work. The second is a tongue-in-cheek take on Lichtenstein, with black brush lines, drop shadows and dot patterns. Finally, he does a less clean cut style, without outlines, which is ideal for fashion and lifestyle pieces.