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Tom Morgan-Jones

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Tom 'nibs' Morgan-Jones
inker of ink
illustrator & cartoonist

m: 07775 800 154
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Tom Morgan-Jones is an award-winning illustrator based in Cambridge, UK.

Tom draws with a dip pen, His work crops up in all manner of places from children's books, magazines and papers to apps, the backs of buses, on top of cakes, the sides of milk cartons, at live drawing events and all over satirical board games.

His work has been exhibited in a range of establishments including The Berlin Academy of Arts, The British Film Institute Southbank, The Mall Galleries London, The Penguin American Dry Cleaners on Mill Road Cambridge and too many 'little rooms' to mention.

Tom's work can be found in the permanent collections of the The V&A Museum of Childhood, The Imperial War Museum, The Bodleian Library Oxford and various private collectors collections too, who shall remain, well, private. Very sensible too considering some of the work.

Tom has lectured and tutored across the land of England, at Universities, colleges and schools - secondary and primary, including the Cambridge University Cartoon and Illustration Society, Cambridge School of Art and London College of Printing.

He has been honoured with a D&AD (British Design and Art Direction) Yellow pencil award and a medal from the AOI (Association of Illustrators).

In 2005 Tom illustrated the only board game in history to be classified a dangerous weapon by the police - War on Terror the boardgame.

"C'est genial" - Tomi Ungerer

"At the tip of the sharp tongue of satire" - BBC

"New satirical heights" - Nobel Peace Centre

"Genius satire" - Amnesty International

"Extraordinary" - John Pilger

If you ever wished to read a full selection of surreal and sublime quotes from the world's press and public concerning 'War on Terror the boardgame' a mind boggling collection can be found here.

Further satirical and educational games have followed, these include tabletop, digital, event, classroom and print & play games. Tom's illustrations continue to be the face of TerrorBull Games's satirical broadsides. You can see the TerrorBull Games website in all it's glory here.

Feel free to contact Tom to discuss workshops, school visits, live drawing events or illustration.

Some of Tom's Clients

“I've called upon Tom's wonderful talents as an illustrator on so many occasions I couldn't begin to list them all, and have recommended him at least as often. Tom's work is so far from the bland Illustrator product we too often encounter these days – it is absolutely fresh, unique stuff, loaded with character and evoking the spirit of some of our greatest illustrators – Quentin Blake, Gerald Scarfe, Ronald Searle and John Tenniel. Yet it is always true to his own style. It's always Tom."

Toby Venables, Creative Director - July 7, 2010