Thomas Clough

Thomas Clough

bi photoThomas Clough is an Iowa born novelist, writer, poet, play write, and anything else that allows him to create undisturbed. He spent some time in Philadelphia, Sao Paulo, New York, Rhode Island, and bumming around Europe. He grew up reading comics from Ennis, Ellis and Moore.

Which creators are inspirations to you?
Authors with the gift of mending the fantastical with harsh reality. Gabriel Garcia Marquez is probably the first that springs to mind. Also Jose Saramago; Blindness is one of the greatest books I’ve ever read. In the world of comics, it would have to be Miller, Ennis, and Moore.

Why comics?

Comics have come into the mainstream as one of the most effective forms of storytelling. I love creating worlds with their own rules, and the comic book industry is a fantastic platform for that.

Favorite comic of all time?
Persepolis had a beautiful simplicity to it. The Preacher series also gets a huge nod, as it expresses almost perfectly my personal views on religion and submission. If forced, however, I’d go with Calvin and Hobbes.

Favorite comic movie of all time?

Worst comic movie?
Daredevil. Ug. Blech.

Do you listen to music, watch a certain show or are you in silence when write?
I often write with Sigur Ros on in the background. Depending on the story, I may also throw a random slideshow up from Deviant Art. Typically I prefer as few distractions as possible.