On the Drawing Board- 6/28/10

June 28th, 2010 | Posted in On the Drawing Board

I’ve got a ton of stuff still on the board after finishing up four different assignments last week and getting a start on two other big projects:

  • Big MAD job– These big ones have been few and far between lately, but I’m now working on a meaty 6 pager that is a combination classic movie parody and political piece. This one is slated for #505 due out in August.
  • MAD Animated Show art– More super-secret artwork for the upcoming MAD animated show on the Cartoon Network. This will be ongoing for the next 5 months or so.
  • Animated character design– This for a UK based company.
  • Illustrations for a famous comedian– Have to keep this under wraps for a while… hope to get to share it soon.

Last week I wrapped up an emergency spot for MAD for a side project, all the pencils for that big MAD parody, a second version of the movie poster I was working on (more on that perhaps later in the week) a full page illustration for Penthouse, some pencils for the WB animated show and roughs for two other projects plus my usual workplace poster illustration job. Whew. It’s great to be busy but I need a vacation…

Here’s that latest workplace poster job, all the other stuff will need to wait until publication for me to show it here:


  1. zwallenfang says:

    I’m diggin’ the #12 jersey.

  2. Mike says:

    Would love to see your caricature of Elena Kagan as sketch of the week tomorrow. Frozen expression during opening remarks provides a lot of pose time.

  3. Tom, Why are the MAD projects so Super Secret??? Does MAD even HAVE any competitors out there anymore?
    The Asian lady in your workplace poster looks like “SUN” from Lost!!!

    • Tom says:

      Well, the guys at MAD once got pretty riled up at me for releasing some pencil sketches of an upcoming parody I was working on and made it pretty plain they don’t want me to even disclose what the subject matter/TV show/film may be of whatever it is they give me to work on, let alone any work in progress. Why? Your guess is as good as mine, but it’s their magazine so their rules.

      As for the TV show, that involved a full confidentiality agreement from day one. I can’t even say what my involvement is or to what extent, but can only say I’m “doing work” for the show. This makes sense considering how cut throat the TV biz is.

  4. Your Son says:

    Is that our puppy getting chased there?
    If so that scene very much resembles about 5 minutes ago with me chasing that rascal around the livingroom


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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