|Tom Gauld was born in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1976. As a child his favourite things were drawing, lego and playing soldiers.
He studied illustration at Edinburgh College of Art. In 2001, Tom started small-press publishing venture 'Cabanon Press' with Simone Lia while they were studying at the Royal College of Art. They published a number of books including 'First', 'Second', 'Three Very Small Comics' and 'Fluffy'.
Tom works as an illustrator and cartoonist and has contributed work to The Guardian, The New Yorker, The Believer, The New York Times and Granta. He illustrated the children’s book 'The Iron Man' by Ted Hughes and made a comic-strip cover for Penguin Books’ deluxe edition of 'The Three Musketeers'.
He has created a number of short comic books including 'Guardians of the Kingdom', 'Hunter and Painter' and 'The Gigantic Robot'. His comics have appeared in the three most recent editions of comics anthology comics Kramers Ergot.
In 2008 he was artist-in-residence at the Fumetto festival in Lucerne, Switzerland.
For the past five years Tom has made a weekly cartoon about the arts which appears in the Guardian newspaper’s saturday Review section.
He lives in London, England with his partner and two daughters.