Tom Fishburne

Founder and Cartoonist of Marketoonist

As a kid, Tom wanted to become a cartoonist. He gave up those ideas as an adult and worked in marketing. After 10 years of drawing cartoons day and night, Tom made the leap from a great job to become a full-time cartoonist.

He started a company called Marketoonist with the belief that cartoons can help businesses communicate. And that businesses that communicate better are better businesses.

From an emailed cartoon to coworkers in 2002, Tom’s Marketoonist series has grown by word of mouth to reach several hundred thousand readers every week and his cartoons have been featured by the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and The New York Times. His cartoons have twice appeared on billboard ads in Times Square and once helped win a Guinness World Record.

In 2010, Tom expanded Marketoonist into a cartoon studio focused on content marketing, thought leadership, and culture change. They’ve developed custom marketoon campaigns for over 150 businesses, including Adobe, Kronos, Lenovo Software, Dell, IBM, Russell Reynolds, Pitney Bowes, Deloitte, and DBS Bank.


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Tom found his love at the age of 11: he wanted to be a cartoonist. But that dream got put on hold. This is Tom’s story about how decades later he quit his job and started doing what he loved doing for a living.
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