Tom Artis

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Thom Artis (Tomosina C. Artis; January 3, 1956[1] – May 1, 2007[2]) was a comic book artist for DC Comics, Fleetway/Quality, and Marvel Comics throughout the 1980s and early 1990s. In 1991, he was a partner in Leadslinger Comics and illustrated their only original release, The Terror.[3] He also drew covers for other Leadslinger titles that were never produced.[4]

His DC and Fleetway/Quality work included the The Spectre, Green Arrow, She-Hulk, Judge Dredd, and the Tailgunner Jo miniseries.[5]

He was a fixture at Chambanacon, usually found in the consuite with his sketchbook. Eulogized at Chambanacon 38.


  1. ^ Comics Buyer's Guide #1650; February 2009; Page 107
  2. ^ "United States Social Security Death Index," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 16 Feb 2013), Tomosina C Artis, 1 May 2007; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
  3. ^ "The Terror" #1 (August 1991) at the Grand Comics Database
  4. ^ Personal recollection of Leadslinger Publisher, Seth! Leary
  5. ^ Tom Artis at the Grand Comics Database

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