Wrapping up the MiniCon

March 7th, 2008 | Posted in News

Well, I’m back from the St. Louis NCN MiniCon.

It was a great time even though I spent a good part of it frantically working on the last few pages of a MAD parody. That ended up being alright as I set up shop in the main competition room and everybody got a chance to see me work and ask me questions or just chat. My presentation on Monday went pretty well, although I really need to take out a lot of art from the PowerPoint show… it took two hours to go through it all. The inking workshop also went well… frankly it was a miracle that no one spilled any ink in that ballroom. Unfortunately there was a freakish snowstorm that day and a number of local artists couldn’t make it in. We still had a good crowd and I think everyone enjoyed the workshop.

Here’s a link to a local St. Louis TV report about the convention. Sorry about the used car ad that precedes it, but that’s life. No doubt this link will not last forever, so check it out while you can.

Now I have to pay the price for being out of the studio so long. On Monday there will be a new installment of the “How to Draw Caricatures” series, so be sure and check back for that next week. In the meantime here are some scans of the caricatures that were done of me this week:

Jeremy Townsend

Miguel Aguilar

Patrick Harrington

Colin Harris

James Hungaski

Unknown?? Possibly Or?

Or Weitzman


  1. pmcmicheal says:

    These drawings are awesome! Tom, you must have thick skin and a great sense of humor to take this abuse. It must have been a riot over there with all of them ball-busters under one roof!
    Looking forward to your next post!
    That TOM puppet is the coolest thing! WTF ? love it.

  2. Tom says:

    Are you kidding? These are tame and complimentary next to some I’ve had done. I love the one Jeremy did especially (the top one). That’s one of the best of me ever.

  3. Trevour says:

    I NEED to get to one of the cons… I feel bad I missed out on this one! Those caricatures are great… I especially enjoyed the nipples being milked… no wait, in this case they’d be ‘inked,’ right?

  4. SteveH says:

    Jert sure can nail an awesome drawing and he ‘GOT’ you Tom! Really pleased your inking seminar went well and without a spillage!


New profile pic courtesy of my self-caricature for the Scott Maiko penned article “Gotcha! Mug Shots of Common (but Despicable) Criminals” from MAD 550

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