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Reborn_2
reborn, 2006 Watercolor And Ink 14 X 18" © Tom Neely
Breakdown_1
breakdown, 2006 Watercolor And Ink 24 X 24" © Tom Neely
Dont
i don't want to be saved, 2006 Watercolor And Ink 14 X 18" © Tom Neely
Pulled
pulled, 2006 Watercolor And Ink 24 X 24" © Tom Neely
Rise_above
rise above, 2006 Watercolor And Ink 18 X 36" © Tom Neely
Untitled_sex
untitled, 2006 Watercolor And Ink 12 X 12" © Tom Neely
Wolf_1
wolf, 2006 Watercolor And Ink 18 X 24" © Tom Neely
Breakdown_2
breakdown, 2006 Watercolor And Ink 24 X 24" © Tom Neely
Brand_new
brand new, 2006 Watercolor And Ink 12 X 12" © Tom Neely
Dedication
dedication, 2006 Watercolor And Ink 12 X 12" © Tom Neely
Never_give_up
never give up, 2006 Watercolor And Ink 5 X 7" © Tom Neely
I_cant_do_this
i can't do this without you, 2006 Watercolor And Ink 14 X 18" © Tom Neely
I_miss_you
i miss you, 2006 Watercolor And Ink 12 X 12" © Tom Neely
Transmit
transmit, 2006 Watercolor And Ink 5 X 7" © Tom Neely
Backyard_2
in the backyard, 2005 Watercolor And Ink 20 X 24" © Tom Neely
By_the_window
by the window, 2005 Watercolor And Ink 20 X 24" © Tom Neely
Everyone_else_has_left
everyone has left the room, 2005 Watercolor And Ink 20 X 24" © Tom Neely
Lemon_tree
lemon tree, 2005 Watercolor And Ink 20 X 24" © Tom Neely
Parade
parade, 2005 Watercolor And Ink 20 X 24" © Tom Neely
Working_against_yourself
working against yourself, 2005 Watercolor And Ink 20 X 24" © Tom Neely
Cornered
cornered, 2004 Watercolor And Ink 20 X 24" © Tom Neely
Its_coming
it's coming, 2004 Watercolor And Ink 20 X 24" © Tom Neely
Open_window
the window was left open, 2004 Watercolor And Ink 20 X 24" © Tom Neely
Lyingonwall
lying on a wall, 2004 Watercolor And Ink 20 X 24" © Tom Neely
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Melvins_cover_3
Your Disease Spread Quick- The Melvins Comic Book, 2008 Comic Book © Tom Neely
Blot_cover_1
The Blot, 2007 Graphic Novel © Tom Neely
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Henry & Glenn – Forever & Ever Graphic Novel Cover – L.A. Gothic © Courtesy of the Artist and La Luz de Jesus Gallery
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Henry & Glenn in “Mother Suite” excerpt – Chapter 2, page 1 © Courtesy of the Artist and La Luz de Jesus Gallery
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Paris, TX
Birth year
1975
Lives in
Los Angeles
Works in
Los Angeles
Statement
Bio

Tom Neely is a painter and cartoonist living in Los Angeles with his wife and dog. His art has been featured in galleries in San Francisco and Los Angeles, in dozens of magazines and literary journals and on album Covers. His debut graphic novel, The Blot, earned him an Ignatz Award for “Promising New Talent,” and made it onto several of the industry’s “Best of 2007” lists. He is also the creator of the Melvins comic book, Your Disease Spread Quick, and Brilliantly Ham-fisted, a collection of 23 comic strip poems. He is currently working on his next graphic novel The Wolf.

influences
Rene Magritte, Floyd Gottfredson, Philip Guston, E.C. Segar, Lucien Freud, Billy De Beck, Trenton Doyle Hancock, George Herriman, Vermeer, Cliff Serrett, Egon Schielle, Winsor McCay, George Grosz.
exhibition history 

IGLOO TORNADO, 4 man Show, Black Maria Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2008

? THE WAR, group Show, Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2007

LITERARTISTRY, group Show, Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2007

SELF INDULGENT WEREWOLF, Solo Show, Black Maria Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2007

IGLOO TORNADO,
4 man Show, Black Maria Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2006

SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST, Group Show, Curator, Harmony Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2006

THE BLOT, Solo Show and Visiting Artist Lecture, Alexandre Hogue Gallery, Tulsa, OK, 2005

EVERYTHING BUT THE KITCHEN SINK, Group Show, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, L.A., CA, 2003,‘04,’05, ‘06

LOST IN THE GROOVES, Solo Show, Harmony Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2004

THE WIND IN THE TREES, Group Show, Harmony Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2004

TOM NEELY / SCOT NOBLES, Harmony Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2004

MINI*MART, Group Show, Curator, Harmony Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2003

I WILL DESTROY YOU, Solo Show, Jernigan Wicker Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA, 2001

INTRODUCTIONS 2000, Jernigan Wicker Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA, 2000

SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE MFA GRADUATE EXHIBITION, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA, 2000

artist collective
The Igloo Tornado is:
Gin Stevens, Levon Jihanian, Scot Nobles and Tom Neely