Tom Sullivan

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Tom Sullivan, born March 10, 1954 in Marshall, Michigan, United States. Illustrator

Tom Sullivan's began drawing and sculpting monsters from the age of 5 upon viewing the original King Kong movie and took his art seriously at age 12. In 1978 he did the special effects for Sam Raimi's short horror film Within the Woods and went on to work on Raimi's Evil Dead trilogy. Moving to San Francisco, he met Lynn Willis there in 1982 and began working for Chaosium, producing cover paintings and interior illustrations for their Call of Cthulhu role-playing game, commencing with Shadows of Yog-Sothoth and notably illustrating the full-color S. Petersen's Field Guide to Cthulhu Monsters.

Comments / Trivia

• Sullivan created the prop versions of the Evil Dead's Necronomicon Ex-Mortis and sculpted the latex replica cover of it for Anchor Bay's The Evil Dead 2002 "Book of the Dead" DVD edition.

• Sullivan appeared in the role of Dr. Boorstin in the 2007 film The Dread and as Dr. Corrigan in 2006's The Absence of Light.


Sullivan's artwork for Chaosium includes the covers for:

The Asylum and Other Tales

Before the Fall

• Call of Cthulhu rulebook, 2nd, 3rd (UK), and 4th editions

Cthulhu Now

Curse of the Chthonians

Fragments of Fear

The Great Old Ones

• H.P. Lovecraft's Dreamlands (1st edition)

Masks of Nyarlathotep (1st edition)

No Man's Land

• S. Petersen's Field Guide to Cthulhu Monsters

Shadows of Yog-Sothoth

Spawn of Azathoth

Terror Australis

• Terror from the Stars