Tom Scioli

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Tom Scioli
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Scioli in 2012
BornThomas Scioli
c. 1977 [1]
Area(s)Writer, Penciller, Inker
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Thomas Scioli is an American comic book artist and writer best known for working in a style similar to Jack Kirby.



Scioli was born in Philadelphia and moved to Pittsburgh after studying at the University of Pittsburgh in the 1990s. [1]

Scioli's epic sci-fi/fantasy series The Myth of 8-Opus won a 1999 Xeric Grant [2] and attracted mild industry attention, earning him a small part illustrating the Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Comic Magazine miniseries (2001) and ultimately higher-profile projects at Image Comics: the miniseries Freedom Force (2005) [3] and the super-sci-fi-opera epic Gødland (with writer Joe Casey). [4] Scioli has stated that Gødland is "the best thing out there right now" and that he can imagine staying with the book for the rest of his career.

Scioli has attracted some criticism for the similarity between his art and Jack Kirby's, but he is comfortable with his style:

I'm working in the Kirby tradition ... No one else's art does for me what Kirby's does. Everything else looks limp and flat by comparison. He found a new way of doing things. I want to follow his lead. I think he found a way of drawing that is the optimal way of drawing for sci-fi comic book epic storytelling. ... It doesn't need to be correct or accurate, just cool-looking. [5]

In 2013, Scioli announced he was leaving comics, but in 2018, he produced Go Bots for IDW.

Scioli was raised in Philadelphia and resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Scioli hosts a pop-culture centric YouTube channel called The Total Recall Show along with his friend/musician, Matt Zeoli.


Comics work includes:



  1. 1 2 Thomas, Ian (March 17, 2016). "You Should Know: Tom Scioli". Pittsburgh . Retrieved May 23, 2020.
  2. "Xerix Awards 1999". Archived from the original on 2018-11-15. Retrieved 2009-03-28.
  3. The Force Behind Freedom Force, Silver Age Soapbox, Comics Bulletin, December 1, 2004
  4. CR Sunday Interview: Thomas Scioli, The Comics Reporter, June 8, 2008
  5. Talking With Tom Scioli [ permanent dead link ], Newsarama, September 1, 2005
  6. 2008 Eisner Nominations Most Diverse Yet Archived 2011-08-12 at the Wayback Machine

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