My name is Thomas Cosby Jr and I work as a freelance artist as a illustrator, graphic designer, and cartoonist. I live in Indiana with my wife Melinda and our pets – a shih tzu named Shelly, and three cats named Smokey, Stormie, and Sissy.
My first dated drawing, was of my Great Grandma Brummette, when I was 3 years old. Shortly after that I set-up a card table as a gallery booth where I sold my drawings to my family. All through school I passed my time filling countless notebooks with drawings, and took every art class available.
After school I worked many various jobs leaving my last job, as a meat department manager, to attend Vincennes University. Two years at college in funeral service/science/embalming major I took a art class for fun, and switched to Illustration and Graphic Design.
I started working freelance in my third year at college, realizing a degree was not required for most work. Also any local jobs that required a degree, wanted a bachelor, not the associate I would receive. So in my fourth and final year I decided to save my time/money/debt by leaving college and continue on my own working freelance.
Before I left I completed 76 credit hours, learned a great deal, and started to develop my own artistic style. Since then I have continued to work freelance and I am glad to be busy drawing most of the time.