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Here's the newest Outnumbered Comic Strip for you, from me.  I'm happy to do it, seriously.  But it you want to share it with all your ice bucket challenged friends, please do.  As you can also see, it's comma day.…


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Tom Bancroft
Artist | Professional | Film & Animation
United States
I'm a former Disney supervising animator (Mushu from Mulan and a few others) as well as director at Big Idea Productions (Veggietales) for a couple years. For 7 years I co-owned an illustration/animation development studio, Funnypages Productions just outside of Nashville, TN.

I am now working on my own freelancing and doing other contract work for TV, film, comics children's books, video games and other kids stuff!

I wrote and drew 4 issues of my creator- owned series, "Opposite Forces". Also, I wrote and illustrated the character design instructional book "CREATING CHARACTERS WITH PERSONALITY" through Watson-Guptill publishing. My next book "CHARACTER MENTOR" comes out in 2012 from Focal Press publishers.

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JaceytheStreetKid Featured By Owner Edited 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi Tom! You're a fantastic animator and I love your work too! =) I would love to become an animator/cartoonist one day and I would like to get some tips and advice on what to do as well.
bennaroosky Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Photographer
Hey Tom, how's it going?  I've been putting together a pro portfolio of my colorist work in a bid to maybe get some serious coloring gigs.  I still have the pieces of yours I colored in 2011, and I was wondering if it'd be OK with you if I included those in the folio.  I would properly credit and link back to you, of course.  I don't know how one usually goes about getting permission for this sort of thing, so I figured I'd just ask.
tombancroft Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Filmographer
Yes, with those guidelines you mentioned, I'd be fine with that.  Good luck!
hokageneko Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student General Artist
AHHH! So excited I found you on here! I got to meet you at Indy Pop Con a couple of months back and loveloveLOVE the Opposite Forces book! <3
tombancroft Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Filmographer
Thanks!  It was nice meeting you also and I'm super glad you liked Opp. Forces!  Warms my heart and fills my belly!
MikeBennett1980 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
tombancroft Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Aw, thanks for thinking of me.  I don't do these things though, sorry.  I'm too old. 
MikeBennett1980 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem. :)
PUMPKEEC Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  New member Student General Artist
Age is just a number..:)
Bwushies Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy belated birthday! XD

Thanks for creating such awesome reference books! I have both of them, and I adore them cause they have the cutest drawings and great advice. I'm always trying to  challenge myself by trying to incorporate some of your advice into my drawings. (One or two step at a time cause it'd be too overwhelming if I did all of it at the same time.Though, I hope one day it'd come natural to me.)
Anyway, thanks for a million for writing/drawing the books and I wish you the best. ^.^
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