Ian C. Thomas

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Ian C. Thomas (born 1963), a.k.a. Ian T., is a long-term Australian comics artist and cartoonist. He created Australia's first minicomic (in 1978), produced Maelstrom (1982) and contributed to the early Australian anthology Reverie, as well as a comic strip in Melbourne newspaper City Extra.

Ian T's recent work has appeared widely in Australian comics, including OzTAKU (Moth & Tanuki black-and-white series), The Ink music comic, Xuan Xuan, Pirates, Tango, literary journal Going Down Swinging, and the books Operation Funnybone, and Beginnings (2012). Among other comics, he drew Dillon Naylor's Rock 'N' Roll Fairies for Total Girl magazine (Sept. 2005-Aug. 2006) and a Moth & Tanuki color series for Mania magazine (Jan.-Summer 2007).

He is a professional member of the Australian Cartoonists' Association [1].


  • Bonzer: Australian comics 1900-1990s edited by Annette Shiell; checklist compiled by Mick Stone. Redhill South, Vic.: Elgua Media, 1998. ISBN 1-876677-00-7 / 1876677066
  • Operation Funnybone edited by Glen Shearer. Melbourne, Vic.: Operation Funnybone, 2005. ISBN 0-9758075-0-1
  • The Tango Collection edited by Bernard Caleo. Crows Nest, N.S.W.: Allen & Unwin, 2009. ISBN 978-1-742-37143-6
  • Beginnings: a comics anthology edited by Emma-Jean Stewart. Canberra, A.C.T.: ACT Comic Meet, 2012. ISBN 978-0-980-85052-9
  • Australia: a collection of Australian comic stories to benefit beyondblue edited by Nat Karmichael. Margate Beach, Qld.: Comicoz, 2015. ISBN 978-0-980-65354-0

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