Born and raised in Ferrara, Italy, he lived six years in China before moving to Sydney, Australia.
Thomas has been making comics professionally for about 24 years, his work has been published in more than 14 countries by international publishers such as Sergio Bonelli Editore, Dupuis, Delcourt, Munhakdongne, Coconino, NBM-Papercutz, SelfMadeHero, amongst others.
The graphic novels Les Larmes De Seigneur Afghan ((Dupuis, 2015)), written by the reporter Pascale Bourgaoux and Vincent Zabus, and Macaroni! (Dupuis, 2016), script by Zabus, have been both awarded the Cognito Prize as Best Documentary Graphic Novel at the Belgium Book Fair in Brussels.
His latest graphic novels are the multi-award-winning “Joe Shuster-The artis behind Superman”, published by NBM in 2018, “L’ éveil” ( The Awakening ) published by Delcourt in June 2020, and “Autopsie d’un imposteur” ( Autopsy of an impostor) published in September 2021 by Delcourt.
Thomas is currently working on a new graphic novel for Dargaud coming out in 2023.
Alongside with his work in comics, he’s freelancing as a designer in the animation industry, the most recent collaboration is the character design he created for the award-winning studio Flying Bark Production and their animated series in development based on Shaun Tan’s bestselling illustrated book Tales from Outer Suburbia.
2014 - SPECTRUM FANTASTIC ART GOLD AWARD - COMICS ( USA )
2014 - PRIX COGNITO, BEST DOCUMENTARY GRAPHIC NOVEL PER “LES LARMES DU SEIGNEUR AFGHAN” ( BELGIUM )
2015 - LEDGER AWARD , EXCELLENCE IN AUSTRALIAN COMICS PER“GENTE CORRIENTE” ( AUSTRALIA )
2014 - NOMINATION AL FRANCE INFO AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY GRAPHIC NOVEL CON “LES LARMES DU SEIGNEUR AFGHAN” ( FRANCE )
2016 - PRIX COGNITO, BEST DOCUMENTARY GRAPHIC NOVEL PER ”MACARONI!” (BELGIUM)
2018 - BEST INTERNATIONAL GRAPHIC NOVEL AT THE HEROES COMIC CON 2018 FOR “JOE SHUSTER - UNA HISTORIA A LA SOMBRA DE SUPERMAN” ( SPAIN )
2018 - GOLD LIEFELD AS BEST EUROPEAN COMIC FOR “ JOE SHUSTER - UNA HISTORIA A LA SOMBRA DE SUPERMAN” ( SPAIN )
2018 - PREMIO BOSCARATO-BEST ITALIAN ARTIST AT TREVISO COMIC BOOK
FESTIVAL ( ITALY )