Having grown up on a diet of American Pulp, Mark studied illustration before embarking on a freelance career in the UK which spread into Europe and the USA. Prolific and adaptable in equal measure he's worked in all areas of illustration including movie posters, ad campaigns and book jackets.

vintage retro style circus advertising illustration of Harry Houdini escape artist with decorative details and typography. Hand painted in a traditional style. Modern. retro theatre poster for The 39 Steps showing a man on a train with a cocktail in peril. Hand painted vintage mad men advertising style. contemporary pastiche hand drawn 1950s mother and son with a jelly. Referencing mid century Norman Rockwell illustrations. children's annual book cover for the XTC bumper book of fun for boys and girls with children characters in bumper cars in a charming vintage book style vintage retro design style illustration for a Shop Magazine cover showing a man from the 1950s with skis and a graphic mountain background. minimal red and blue palette. mark thomas, traditional, illustration, illustrator, poster, art, cover, hand painted, hand drawn, people, characters, vintage, retro