Ep.70: Storytelling for artists with Tom Booth

By Iva Mikles •  Updated: Dec 11, 2017 •  Interviews

Tom is amazing illustrator, author, and art director originally from Pennsylvania, now living and working in New York City!

He has a degree in history and studio art and since 2008 he has been working for Scholastic, the publisher of educational kids literature in various roles, the latest one being an Art Director. On the side, he has worked with publishers like Macmillan, Simon & Schuster, Workman Publishing, and Nicktoons.

He published his first children’s books “Derek Jeter Presents Night at the Stadium” and “Who Wins?”  in 2016 and in the summer of 2017 he published his latest book “Don’t blink”, inspired by his “girl & tortoise”  illustration which was part of the  #inktober2014 challenge.

In 2021 he successfully funded Pine – a story-driven game on Kickstarter!

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Key Takeaways

“Do what you can’t. Focus on conquering that one thing you are afraid of!”

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Special thanks to Tom for joining me today. See you next time!

All artworks by Tom Booth, used with permission

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Hi, I am Iva (rhymes with “viva”). I am an artist, illustrator, founder of Art Side of Life®, and Top Teacher on Skillshare. Since 2009 I've worked as an illustrator, character designer, art director, and branding specialist focusing on storytelling, concepts, and animation. I believe that we are all creative in infinite numbers of ways, so I've made it my mission to teach you everything I know and help wake up your creative genius. Learn more about me.