My cartoons have appeared in numerous print publications and online.
I’ve been drawing and cartooning ever since I could hold a crayon. This blog explains a lot of my process and build up to drawing the comic panel along with pop culture and the arts.
One of my biggest cartooning influences is Charles Schulz, I loves his simple style and way of story telling. Also most of Hanna Barbera, especially The Flintstones. One of the first characters I could draw was Fred Flintstone.”
But not too long ago cartoonist Ralph Dunagin passed away, he did a comic strip called “Dunagin’s People,” and I noticed that a lot of his work reminds me of mine, so it seems that he was a big influence on my drawing style. As I looked at his work after so many years, I could see where I got a lot of my style – how I draw sleeves and clothing and even faces. I remember as a kid studying his art. I wouldn’t just read his comic, I would study it. It all came back to me after reading his obit and seeing his old work at the time of his death.
Over the years, I would draw for different publications and my work appeared in newspapers and magazines and other places, but life takes you in other directions and he ended up doing other things. For many years I owned a printing/marketing business and before that I ran a company that typeset and printed publications like school newspapers and books.
I wasa regular contributor to the Huffington Post where I published single panel comics and did a number of interviews with artists and performers.
For 15 years, I was the editor and publisher of the Coconut Grove Grapevine, the daily news of Coconut Grove, Florida (a small sailing village in the heart of Miami). In 2020, the City of Miami named Feb. 14 “Tom Falco Day,” to thank me for the Grapevine work and the many community services I performed over the years.
Now I am spending my time on my daily Tomversation comic panel, which can be seen daily at TomFalco.com.