illustration ©1978 Tom Sutton

 

TOM SUTTON

Tom Sutton was born in 1937, and grew up on a diet of the adventure strips of Caniff, Raymond and Foster, and later the great EC comic books. After graduation from high school, he enlisted in
the Air Force, where he was eventually assigned to Stars and Stripes and there created his first comic strips. After leaving the service, Sutton attended The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and worked as a freelance commercial artist. His first mainstream comics work was for Warren publications, and he went on from there to produce comics for nearly every company in the business including Marvel, DC and Charlton. Much of his later work was x-rated stories for Eros Comix under the pseudonym “Dementia.” But his best work was in the horror and fantasy genres. The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath was originally produced as a limited-edition portfolio published by Another World, Ltd. in 1978, and reprinted in the first edition of Graphic Classics: H.P. Lovecraft. Tom Sutton died in May 2002, during production of the volume, and the book is respectfully dedicated to his memory.