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Thomas Fischbach
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Thomas with a Tiny Box Tim plush
Biographical information
Gender Male
Birth name Jason Thomas Fischbach[1]
Birthdate July 28, 1987[2]
Birthplace Massachusetts[3]
Age(d) 34
Parents Cliffton Fischbach
Sunok
Dee Fischbach (stepmother)
Relatives Mark Fischbach (younger brother)
Residence Cincinnati, Ohio
Nationality American
Occupation Author, writer, artist
Years active 2003 - present
Internet information
Twitter TwoKinds
DeviantArt Twokinds
Patreon Thomas Fischbach
Website Twokinds Keenspot
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Jason Thomas "Tom" Fischbach[1] (born July 28, 1987), going by his middle name Thomas, is an American comic book author and artist known for creating the web comic Twokinds,[2] and is the elder brother of Mark Fischbach. As reiterated by Mark, Thomas does not like to be in front of a camera—The few times he is seen is due to Mark's pressing for his appearance.[4]

Early life

Jason Thomas Fischbach was born on July 28, 1987[2] in Massachusetts[3] to Cliffton Fischbach, a former U.S. Army officer of German descent, and Sunok, a native Korean who Cliffton met while stationed in South Korea. Two years later, after the birth of his younger brother, Mark Fischbach, the couple moved around for a short time before settling in a rural area in Milford, Ohio—a city within Cincinnati's greater metropolitan area—where they raised Thomas and Mark.[3][5] The house the two grew up in had a large backyard that led to nearby woods, where Thomas and Mark would often play as kids. Throughout early years, their parents would often argue with one another which later culminated in a divorce. After separating, the Fischbachs sold their family home and Thomas and Mark transferred from a private school to Milford High School due to a lack of funds.[6]

Thomas attended University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College (then known as Raymond Walters College), a regional campus of the University of Cincinnati, where he studied to become a radiation therapist.[2]

Twokinds

Thomas' interest in art piqued around the age of 14. He decided to start drawing after stumbling upon various web comics from a random internet search, the first one being Vet on the Net. The inspiration for writing Twokinds came from his own experience with racial discrimination from other students and teachers at his school, who were predominantly of European descent.[3] As he struggled to create a book for a year, Thomas opted for a web comic instead, feeling it was a better suit for his work. After honing his work for several years, Thomas published Twokinds on October 22, 2003.[2]

The comic, illustrated in a manga style, features anthropomorphic figures of varying races that traditionally do not trust each other learning to work together to achieve common goals.

Twokinds won the Ursa Major Award for Best Anthropomorphic Graphic Story in 2010, 2015, and 2016.[7][8][9]

Trivia

  • Although his work is mostly centered around anthropomorphic creatures, Thomas does not consider himself to be a furry.[citation needed]
  • The first anime Thomas remembers watching as a child was the 1988 Japanese animated fantasy film My Neighbor Totoro, which also served as an inspiration for his future work.[2]

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