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Gerald Brom (born March 9 1965 in Albany, Georgia) is an American gothic fantasy artist and illustrator, known professionally as simply Brom. He has written and illustrated The Child Thief a reinterpretation of the story of Peter Pan, published in 2009. Born the son of a U.S. Army pilot he spent much of his early years on the move, living in many countries such as Japan and Germany. Brought up as a military dependent he was known by his last name only, and now signs his name as simply Brom.

He graduated from high school in Frankfurt, Germany. At the age of twenty, Brom started working full-time as a commercial illustrator. By twenty-one, he had two national art representatives and was doing work for such clients as Coca-Cola, IBM, Columbia Pictures and CNN. TSR, Inc. hired Brom on full-time at the age of 24, where his paintings have been published in the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing games (specifically in Forgotten Realms and Dark Sun) and on collectible card games such as Wizards of the Coast's Magic: The Gathering.

In 1994, after four years at TSR, Brom returned to the freelance market where he has since worked as a movie concept artist, and created illustrations for comics (by DC, Chaos, Dark Horse) and computer games (for iD, Blizzard, Sega and Activision). Brom has also been active with a line of Brom fetish toys from Fewture and a series of bronzes from the Franklin Mint and paintings for novels (by Michael Moorcock, Terry Brooks, R.A. Salvatore, Edgar Rice Burroughs). He has also returned to painting for book covers for TSR's successor Wizards of the Coast, including the covers for the War of the Spider Queen series and reprints of The Avatar Series.

Brom currently resides with his wife and two sons in the Seattle area.

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