On this day, August 10, 1955, Tom Kidd was born in Tampa, Florida. After a couple of years of study at Syracuse University, Kidd moved to New York City and began to work as a science fiction and fantasy illustrator and as a designer for films, theme parks, and figurines. His work has won many accolades including Hugo nominations, Chesley awards, an AnLab award, and the 2003 World Fantasy award for best artist.