Illustration, Comic Book Art

Studio 7

Thomcat23 (Keni Thomas) is a visual artist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

His work often focuses on social, political, and environmental issues, while pushing unrelated forms and visual puns together. Showing the absurd, preposterous, and comical nature of his thought process is why Thomcat23’s work falls into Pop-Surrealism.

Early in his career, Thomcat23 worked as a graphic designer in the sports marketing world, working with clients including the Philadelphia 76ers and Philadelphia Flyers, as well as Minor League Baseball, hockey, and Arena League Football teams. During this time, Thomcat23’s passion for illustration grew, concurrently with the launching of Instagram. On his daily commute, he began using the time to get back to his artist roots, and with some persuasion started posting his daily drawings. He quickly grew a following because of his prolific nature. This is how Thomcat23 was born.

Since then, Thomcat23 has garnered a sizable social media following, leading him to gallery shows and collaborations with companies such as Nike/ Sneaker-Lab (Now Cultivator), Moment Watches, and other artists. Get to know a little more about Thomcat23 in this quick and quirky Q&A.

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