I'm Tom Humberstone. I'm a comic artist and illustrator. I draw a weekly comic for the New Statesman. I'm currently working on my 6 issue comic series Ellipsis.

I use this tumblr to post my own illustrations/comics + things that I like.

Back in the day, Walter would, every once in a while, forget how to draw. Remember?" Louise said.

“Oh yeah,” Walter agreed. “That still happens occasionally. It’s like, ‘Oh my god, nothing I’m drawing looks any good anymore. My life is over as an artist.’ And what I realized, because I was an editor at the time, and had seen a lot of work go past me, was that when you hit this phase where suddenly your stuff, which looks just like it did yesterday, doesn’t look good to you anymore, it’s because your mind has made a leap. Your brain has gotten farther than your hand has learned to do it yet. But eventually, give it a few weeks, keep it up and you’ve made a leap in your own craft. That was a big help because it was so depressing when you realize you couldn’t draw anymore.
In the Frame: Honest Summer Reading
My comic for this week’s New Statesman Summer Special

In the Frame: Honest Summer Reading

My comic for this week’s New Statesman Summer Special



I am slowly making progress on Blood of the Virgin, the book length comic I have been working on for YEARS. Maybe it will be completed next year. To help stay on course with the book, I have given dozens of drawings, illustrations, and original comic pages to The Beguiling who will be selling them in person at Comic Con this weekend at the Drawn & Quarterly booth. These are pieces that are not online yet, and in some cases, I have held onto for a while. Sales through them help me continue on Blood of the Virgin. so if you’re at the show, take a look. Maybe you’ll like something enough to buy it. If you aren’t going to the show, you can look at my earlier Beguiling list of originals here or contact me directly if you want something not listed, or want to commission something or hire me for an illustration or a dick/tit tattoo. All Price ranges. We can work it out. samharkham AT gmail DOT com.

It is all very appreciated. 

Above are some in-progress pages from the book, before scanning, color, and clean-up. Judge lightly.

Holy shit this looks good. Sammy Harkham is fast becoming my favourite.