Tom Parsons for Jazz and Draw: Gene Krupa!

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Here is my contribution to Philippe Debongnie’s Jazz and Draw art blog. I chose to depict Gene Krupa, one of the greatest drummers of the Big Band era (and arguably of all time). I love old movies, music and illustration from the thirties and forties, and had a blast working on this.

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Tom Parsons

Hello! my name is Tom Parsons and I’m a designer and illustrator from North Carolina. I’ve been working for over ten years and my designs have embellished books, magazines, cycling jerseys, packaging, posters and more.

Transworld Skateboarding Magazine circa 1986 was my initial inspiration for becoming a designer. All the day-glo, screenprinted skateboard graphics plastered inside those pages were like eye candy to this skinny kid. Sadly, my efforts to emulate my skateboarding heroes came to naught, but I did learn how to draw along the way. And I’m still learning…

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