Tom Curry is a former nationally known illustrator since 1974 and children's book author, illustrating 6 books. His illustrations have appeared in many publications, among them Time, Newsweek, New York Times, Washington Post, Rolling Stone, Esquire, Playboy, The Atlantic and Mother Jones. His work has been written up in various art magazines. He has been an editorial cartoonist beginning in 1999 for the Alpine Observer, The Desert Mountain Times, and currently for The Big Bend Gazette. He has lived and worked as an illustrator in Austin, TX since 1975, moving to Alpine, near Big Bend National Park, in 1993.