Tom Herpich

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Tom Herpich
Born October 1979 (age 38–39)
Alma mater School of Visual Arts
Known for Animation, Comics

Thomas Herpich (born October 1979) is an American artist who is best known for being a writer and storyboard artist on the animated television series Adventure Time.


Herpich graduated from the School of Visual Arts, and was known in indie cartooning circles before he was hired to work on Adventure Time.[1] He was eventually hired on as a prop and character designer for the first season,[2] before storyboarding the season one episode "Freak City" and being promoted to storyboard artist in season two.[3]


Tom Herpich's work on Adventure Time has gained him two Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation Emmy Award wins, along with three Primetime Emmy Award for Short-format Animation nominations: he was first nominated for the third-season episode "Too Young" in 2012, along with his then-storyboarding partner Jesse Moynihan; he was later nominated for the fifth-season episode "Be More", along with his partner Steve Wolfhard; and in 2016 he was nominated for his solo work on the seventh-season episode "The Hall of Egress".[4][5][6] In both 2015 and 2016, he was awarded an Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation Emmy for his work on the episodes "Walnuts & Rain" and "Stakes Part 8: The Dark Cloud".[7][8] Furthermore, his solo storyboarded episode "Thank You" was screened at the Sundance Film Festival, was nominated for a Best Animated Special Production Annie Award, and was nearly nominated for an Oscar Award.[9][10][11]



Year Title Role
2009–2016 Adventure Time Character designer, writer, storyboard artist, voice actor
2013, 2018 Steven Universe Background layout (pilot), writer, storyboard artist (TV series)
2012 Clarence Background designer (pilot)
2014 Over the Garden Wall Story, writer, storyboard artist
2017–present Summer Camp Island Writer, storyboard artist


Year Title Role
2014 Manly[12] Character designer


  1. ^ Arsenault, Marc (October 11, 2011). "Meet The Artists of Adventure Time". WowCool. Archived from the original on March 5, 2014. Retrieved April 27, 2014.
  2. ^ Herpich, Thomas (February 9, 2009). "Adventure Time". Blogspot. Retrieved April 27, 2014.
  3. ^ Herpich, Thomas (November 5, 2010). "Storytelling". Blogspot. Retrieved April 27, 2014.
  4. ^ "Adventure Time". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved January 23, 2013.
  5. ^ "66th Emmy Nomination List" (PDF). Retrieved July 10, 2014.
  6. ^ Lewis, Dave (July 14, 2016). "Complete List of 2016 Emmy Nominees". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 14, 2016.
  7. ^ "Juried Award Winners Announced for the 67th Emmy Awards". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. September 10, 2015. Retrieved September 11, 2015.
  8. ^ Yahoo TV staff (August 26, 2016). "Emmys 2016: 'Adventure Time,' 'Robot Chicken' Among First Winners". Yahoo!. Retrieved August 26, 2016.
  9. ^ "Thank You – Festival Program". Sundance Institute. Retrieved January 23, 2013.
  10. ^ Beck, Jerry (December 5, 2011). "Annie Award Nominations 2011". Cartoon Brew. Cartoon Brew LLC. Retrieved January 23, 2013.
  11. ^ "'Thank You' Backgrounds". Frederator Studios. 2012. Archived from the original on February 17, 2013. Retrieved February 3, 2013.
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