Studio 2.0

November 24th, 2009 | Posted in General

Whenever we have people over to the house inevitably they end up in my studio for a tour… all one room of it. Maybe it’s not the Taj Mahal but still for most people it’s a bit like a visit to a candy store… I have surrounded myself with a lot of cool stuff for inspiration and a generally creative atmosphere and tried to lay out the space for both maximum efficiency and functionality. Laymen marvel, women weep and fellow artists turn green with envy.

I’ve been threatening to redo it for years now.

Well, I finally pulled the trigger this fall and remodeled the studio, and it went from way cool past awesome and rocketed totally off the charts.

Here are some pictures of the old studio… you can take a tour of it here:

The old drawing board

My former computer workstation area

Old bookshelves, cabinet and of course the batsuit

The old batshelves

White walls, cheap plywood shelves, corkboard. All gone. Witness the splendor that is Studio 2.0:

The drawing/light table
New drawing area with signed MAD prints, new paint, new carpet, new cabinets
and quartz countertops/desk

Computer Workstation
Computer workstation

New Bookshelves
Built in natural wood bookshelves

Awesome new shelving unit!
Custom built natural maple shelves match the new cabinets

Batman recesses into the built in shelves

Bat Shelves!
The new Bat Shelves!

drawing area
Better shot of drawing board

Challenge Coins
Challenge coins I was given from Germany/Kuwait/Iraq

DVD/Blu Rays!
DVD’s, Blu-Rays and other goodies

Working late again, my precious?

Gollum watches over the studio

It took over 2 months to redo the entire thing. I finally had the computer desk countertop installed yesterday so the whole project is now complete. Cost a lot more than I thought as well, but seeing how much time I spend in this room and that I hadn’t even painted it in 15 years it was long overdue.

Now I have to stop staring around and get some work done!!!


  1. Hutch says:


    Looks fantastic Tom.

  2. me encanto tu estudio Tom Richmond me alegra que todo vaya de maravilla ojal?° pudieras visitar mi blog y comentar alguna de mis ilustraciones , gracias.

  3. Willva says:

    … ah yes jelious lol =) looks awsome

  4. Gennaro says:

    God! I dream of something like this! It’s great, Tom…

  5. David says:

    Hey, I was wondering what airbrush and paint you use in your caricaturing?

  6. Well, it was pretty cool before but what a terrific inspiring space to work in!


  7. Tim says:

    Ok, now I’m jealous. Awesome digs!

    Your drawing table is killer…who makes it?

  8. Wow, looks GREAT Tom! I’m officially green with envy! ;D

  9. PaulCapurso says:

    Very very nice Tom. “Flip This Studio” 🙂

  10. K McNutt says:

    Holy moley… I really dig the built-ins and countertops. Mind giving a plug for your cabinetry joint?

    • Tom says:

      The lower kitchen type cabinets are from Home Depot, as is the countertop. The built in shelves were done by a neighbor of mine through the company he works for, E.K. Ristow Construction.

  11. Dan Lietha says:

    Extreme makeover.
    Mad Cartoonist Studio Edition!

  12. Krishna says:

    I enjoyed both the before and after photos of your studio, Tom. With all those cool toys and inspirational art, it would seem to be the perfect studio space!

  13. Jules Faber says:

    Gosh, Tom, yer more of a nerd than I ever would have imagined you to be after having met you in person.
    That being said, I’m totally drooling over this studio. Awesome.

  14. Always an awesome feeling moving from plywood to real wood shelves.

  15. I’m glad to see you were able to keep the Shakespeare bust. Does it still ‘work’?

  16. Very nice, Tom!

  17. Ray Gardner says:

    Yeah, that’s fun.

    I like seeing other’s work spaces.

  18. Tom says:

    Thanks for the comment, everybody. I will but together another “virtual studio tour” in the near future with close ups of some of my cool stuff and the functional aspects of the studio. Maybe I can pull off one of those 360 degree things.

  19. George Cook says:

    That looks awesome!! Right now I can only dream of having a studio space such as that, but it is very cool and I thank you for sharing the pics!

  20. Mark Engblom says:

    “To the TOM CAVE, Robin!”

  21. MrLich says:

    That is one sexy Studio 2.0!

    Nicely done sir. Looks like the sort of place you should be comfortable and productive in!

  22. Paul says:

    Amazing! Is the Batsuit hard to dust? How do you dust it? And how often? I’m fixated on this for some reason . . .

  23. julio cesar naranjo says:

    Hi Tom its the dream come true studio just awesome, the envy its coming to me…kidding, cool stuff you have their specially the Shakespeare bust its unique. Take care.

  24. Mugshotz says:

    Very nice! The shelves and the new counter top really set that place up nicely. Now …. “Where does he get those wonderful toys?”


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