Tom Kerr is a storyteller. He happens to draw cartoons. Hence, Kerrtoons.

Tom Kerr has spent the better part of 40 professional years observing, listening, painting, writing and drawing to one end: he loves to tell stories. No matter which medium he chooses that’s the end game.



The majority of Kerr’s professional experience has been in the newspaper industry where the award-winning cartoonist/illustrator was called upon to draw cartoons, illustrations and caricatures for newspaper readers. One notable project was a series of watercolor paintings to accompany a series on regional cooking along the eastern seaboard.

mcG Scruff hugIt was during these years that Kerr developed an active freelance career which included commissions for portraits. It also involved drawing the iconic “McGruff the Crime Dog, and helping develop his nephew “Scruff” for the National Crime Prevention Council.

Tom works in a variety of mediums including oil, pastel, watercolor, charcoal and graphite.

He is a member of the American Portrait Society, and has won awards from Print Magazine, The Society for Newspaper Design and the New Jersey Press Association.


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