Tom Pappalardo

About Me, In Bullet Points

★ Professionally, I’m an independent graphic designer, illustrator, and After Effects animator. I like clean, flat, and bold. My portfolio is over at Standard Design. This site does not deal with that stuff. That’s why I have two sites. I mean, I have more than two sites. Honestly, I have too many sites.

★ Subprofessionally, which I’m pretty sure is a word, I’m an author, cartoonist, and an art-maker. I’ve released a few of books. I will release a few more. I’ve made comics my whole life. I have sold many coffee- and Massachusetts-related items on Etsy.

★ Unprofessionally, I write and yell songs in the drum & guitar duo The Demographic. We rock wicked hard. I occasionally do quieter solo stuff.

★ I live in western Massachusetts. I am from eastern Massachusetts. I live in a manky old house with a cat named Charlie and a dog named Buddy. I had a song on Car Talk once. I wore a weird mask in a PIXIES video once.


Postal: PO BOX 880, Northampton, MA 01060
Social: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTubeGoodreads | Medium

World Wide Web Hyperlinks

Graphic Design Portfolio: Standard Design
Rock Music Songs: The Demographic
Fun Merch Stuff: EtsyThreadless | Society6
Books: Powell’s | | Amazon | B&N | Broadside
Bandcamp: The Demographic | Solo Music | The No-Shadow Kick

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Broken Lines (illustrated novel, 2018)
One More Cup Of Coffee (essays, 2016)
Everything You Didn’t Ask For (comic collection, 2014/18)

Comics & Chapbooks
Bygone (chapbook, 2019)
Mind The Gap (chapbook, 2019)
Failure, Incompetence (comic collection, 2006/OOP)
Famous Fighters (comic w/ Matt Smith, 2006/OOP)
Through The Wood, Beneath The Moon (comic w/ Matt Smith, 1998/OOP)
Alec Dear: A Dark Pome (comic w/ Matt Smith, 1996/OOP)


The Demographic
HIATUS (2021)
I HATE US (EP, 2021)
Listen Close (2013)
Bleak and Hollow (single, 2013)
Verse Chorus Curse (2011)

The No-Shadow Kick
Spatializing Sound In The Time Domain (2005)
The Promo EP (2001)
Basement Make-Out Party (1999)

Solo Music
Don’t Worry About Me (home recordings, 2000-2009)
Alonely (home recordings, 1992-1999)

Published Writing

Wired, Gizmodo, Boing Boing, Juked, Andromeda Spaceways, Boston Accent Lit, The Valley Advocate, Meat For Tea, The Boston Phoenix, Play (anthology), Infinite Lives (anthology), Laughing Squid, Shelter (anthology), Royal Flush magazine, I Want Your Skull, Letter X, VMAG, Aftertaste, Lollipop, FORTY-3, and Don’t Shoot! It’s Only Comics.

Art Shows & Exhibitions

SORRY-GO-ROUND – The Green Bean, Northampton, Mass. (2016 solo show)
SORRY-GO-ROUND – The Rendezvous, Turners Falls, Mass. (2015 solo show)
LOOK 5 – FOE Gallery, Northampton, Mass. (2015)
dECAde – Easthampton, Mass. (2015)
LOOK 4 – FOE Gallery, Northampton, Mass. (2014)
Oya Festival – Oslo, Norway (2009)
Beans And Screens – Durham, NC (2008)
Art or Advertisement? – Charleston, SC (2007)
YINZ GOT POSTERS – Pittsburgh, PA (2007)
Graphic Noise – Museum of Design, Atlanta (2005)