Tom Falco also known as Tonversation is an artist known for his entertaining old-school single-panel comic. He has a talent for combining wordplay and comedy in clever ways that make others laugh. That is why his cartoons are a perfect escape from the stress of everyday life.
I have been dedicating to art since I could hold a crayon. I started drawing cartoons many years ago, I don’t remember when it seems like forever. I will continue making them until the day I die. It is part of me.
Credit: Tom Falco
Bored Panda caught up with Tom again to learn more about his creative process himself. We are curious to know how his journey as an artist began. I remember as a kid drawing Hanna-Barbera characters. Of course, in school, I did other forms of art in art classes: painting, sculpture, and all kinds of things. But I was always drawn to cartoons and although I always “Of all the comic strips in the newspaper, my favorites were always the single-panel cartoons: ‘Hazel,’ ‘Our Boarding House,’ ‘Dennis the Menace,’ etc.”
As I mentioned before, Hanna-Barbera was a big influence, and probably Charles Schulz and I am sure I have learned things from a lot of cartoonists but recently a cartoonist named Ralph Dunagin passed away and while reading his Obit and looking at his work, I saw my drawings on his drawings. I noticed that the lines were the same the way his lines broke and much more. I loved his cartoon called the people of Dunagin and he had me completely forgotten all these years until I read about him in his obituary.