Tom Stillwell was hooked with that first Superman comic book off the spinner rack at 7-11. Since then writing comics has been a lifelong dream. Honor Brigade is that dream come true.
His comic influences are Marv Wolfman, Kurt Busiek, and Geoff Johns.
Tom lives in Chicago with his loving wife Caty and amazingly energetic daughter Miranda.
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I don’t really remember when I started to draw. I think when I was 10 or so. My earliest artwork was pretty much me copying Jim Davis’ Garfield characters over and over again. After my obsession with the lasagna loving cat wore off I started drawing my favorite super-heroes. In high school ( Grades 7-11) I started to design my own characters and put them into my own comic books. My art style drastically changed during this time. I wanted my art to look like comic book art so I began to heavily mimic my all-time favorite comic book artist John Byrne. Later on, other artists would influence my style; Jim Lee, Todd McFarlane, Marc Sylvestri, Arthur Adams, Mike Zeck, Ron Frenz, and Mark Bagley. I remember drawing constantly during those days, every class was an art class to me. My school work suffered from this of course and I had to do a couple of years in Adult Education to get my diploma. After all that, off to college I went and into the Illustration and Design program. Now I was able to draw in most of my classes and not worry about the teacher confiscating anything.