From the artist:
A 72-page book featuring my Prismacolor 901 Indigo Bleu Series sketches. Featuring close-ups and insights as to how I think and create. This book is really a celebration of drawing. It's a delighting IN and an enjoyment OF the very act of drawing. That's why it's titled The Joy of Drawing. I'm a firm believer that if we draw things with joy and passion they become infused with joy and life and the drawings that moved me will move the viewer as well and hopefully inspire others to push in and draw to the next level.
Thomas Fluharty's drawings have a lively and exciting line. His is a unique talent. - Jamie Wyeth
Thomas' freelance career started with his first cover for MAD Magazine in 1995. After moving from New York City to Minneapolis, the New York Times called and things took off from there. Today, Thomas' clients include the Village Voice, TIME, DerSpiegel, Entertainment Weekly, ESPN, Sports Illustrated, the Los Angeles Times, Fisher Price, and Coca-Cola. Some of Thomas' favorite work is done weekly for the Weekly Standard.
Thomas' work has been selected by the Society of Illustrators in New York, the Society of Illustrators, Los Angeles, and Communication Arts. In 2005, Thomas won a gold medal for his portrait of Hillary Clinton in Spectrum, the best in contemporary fantastic art. He has a TIME cover that hangs in The National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, and currently has five covers featured in the international traveling show "The Art Of DerSpiegel, Cover Illustrations Covering Five Decades."