About the Artist

Tom Motley is a comic artist and cartoon illustrator.  A native of Denver, Colorado, Tom moved to Brooklyn about a year and a half ago and now resides happily in Kensington, along with his wife and daughters.  He teaches cartooning at the School of Visual Arts and the Abrons Arts Center, and his Tragic Strips appear monthly in The Brooklyn Rail.

Tom’s cartoons range from the funny to the grotesque, and include a healthy measure of surrealist play and formal experimentation.  The illustrations shown here are from a book of short stories, The One Marvelous Thing, by Rikki Ducornet, published by Dalkey Archive Press.

You can find Tom’s Aline the Alien comics for kids at, visit his sketch blog, and check out his website for more cartoons and illustrations.