Thomas Campi is a comic book artist and illustrator, currently based in Sydney, Australia. Working professionally for over 15 years, with international publishers Flesk/Spectrum 22, Sergio Bonelli Editore, Glénat, LeLombard and Dupuis.
Campi was born and raised in Italy. In 1995 he completed a Master of Applied Arts (MAA) programs in Visual Arts at Istituto D’Arte Dosso Dossi. After his Masters, he started his career illustrating high school textbooks for the Zanichelli publishing house.
In 1998 he joined the studio of Germano Bonazzi and Roberto Zaghi, who were working for Comic Book Publisher Sergio Bonelli Editore. In 2008 he moved to Shanghai, China. While working on episodes of the criminologist comic book Series “Julia”, he teamed up with the French writer Frédéric Brrémaud to create an adaptation of Lev Tolstoy’s “War and Peace.” Orginally published by Glénat, it was reprinted in English in 2009 by IDW.
In 2010 he moved to Hangzhou, China, starting a collaboration with belgium writer Vincent Zabus. The first project they worked on was “Les Petites Gens.” A tale of two facing buildings and a handful of characters that you are likely to pass every day. It was published by Le Lombard in 2012. The duo collaborated again on “Les Larmes Du Seigneur Afghan.” The story was inspired by Belgian reporter Pascal Bourgaux and her experience of filming a documentary about a warlord in Afghanistan. Published by Dupuis in 2014, the comic won a Prix Cognito award for Best Graphic Novel.
Campi latest work, “Macaroni!” is yet another collaboration with Zabus and will be published by Dupuis this year.