Thomas Fluharty’s work has been featured on covers for Mad magazine, Der Spiegel, and Time Magazine, who gave the cover to the National Portrait Gallery’s permanent collection. His work is notably featured for The Weekly Standard, for whom he has painted over 100 covers. Other clients have included People Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Sports Illustrated, The Village Voice, Coca-Cola, and the New York Times and Disney. Fluharty’s work has received national recognition from the Society of Illustrators in New York and Los Angeles and Communication Arts Illustration annuals. He won a gold medal from Spectrum Fantastical Art for his depiction of Hillary Clinton, and a bronze medal for the cover painting of Max Lucado’s book, The Boy and the Ocean for 3×3 Magazine of Contemporary Illustration under his children’s book alias T. Lively Fluharty. His work is also in the personal collections of Astronaut and Senator John Glenn, Pat Boone, Naomi Judd, the late movie director Robert Altman. Fluharty loves working with students all over the world teaching online with Schoolism.com where he teaches drawing and painting. He is happily married to the love of his life Kristi, has five amazing daughters, and one cute little cavalier spaniel named Biddy.

Artist Credits


  • Mad magazine
  • Der Spiegel
  • Time Magazine
  • People Magazine
  • Entertainment Weekly
  • Sports Illustrated
  • The Village Voice
  • Coca-Cola
  • The New York Times
  • Disney