Born and raised in Ferrara, Italy, he lived six years in China before moving to Sydney, Australia. He started his career illustrating the comic book series Julia (Sergio Bonelli Editore). Since 2011 Thomas has been working for international publishers and clients such as Dargaud, SelfMadeHero, Delcourt, Dupuis, Gallimard, Bao publishing, Walker Books, Google among others. His work has been exhibited at the Comic Strip Center in Brussels, where he’s been awarded two times with the Prix Cognito as Best Reportage Graphic Novel for “ Les Larmes du seigneur Afghan” e “Macaroni!”. In 2021 he created the character design and visual development for an unannounced animated movie for Studio Cartobaleno. Thomas has recently collaborated with the writer Vincent Zabus on their sixth graphic novel together, published in September 2021 by Editions Delcourt. He’ s currently working on a new book to be published next year by Dargaud, and he's recently collaborated with Flying Bark Productions creating the character design for Tales of Outer Suburbia, a TV series in development based on the book of Shaun Tan.
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AWARDS
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 )
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