Sketch o’the Week

October 13th, 2010 | Posted in Sketch O'The Week

I’ve got a section of my website entitled the Me Gallery chock full of caricatures of me from artists all over the world. If you are interested n the funny(ish) story of how the Me Gallery began, you can read about that here. Many are from the many International Society of Caricature Artists conventions I’ve been to, but many more are unsolicited submissions from artists who just send them in to be included. I just updated it last week with dozens of recent entries, and currently there are 255 different caricatures of yours truly… if you haven’t seen this you should check it out. Given these are all of the same person it’s an amazing example of the diversity of the art of caricature.

There is another caricaturist out there who has a gallery of caricatures of himself that gives mine a run for it’s money… his name is Marcelo Guerra. He has a Facebook photo gallery with a lot of them on it. The sketch above is one I did of him for his gallery, here is the reference picture (one of them, anyway) and the finished artwork:

He requested I do it in a pen and ink, black and white wash technique. In the interests of full disclosure he did commission me for this.

EDIT- Aggh! After visiting his Facebook gallery I see he has a Bruce Stark original of him which is way cool but look at the pose Bruce did of him!:

Honest, I had NOT seen that before I did my drawing above. Well… being of like mind to someone as amazingly talented as Bruce is not a bad thing.

Incidentally, Marcelo is one of only two other people I know who managed to get a personal caricature done by the great Mort Drucker. Mort famously declines to do personal commissions, and how he got him to do this one must be a story in itself:


  1. Angie says:

    Wonderful likeness Tom, love it!

  2. Kamal Dollah says:

    Marcelo has a clean design style and respects other caricaturists. I exchanged caricatures with him. Yeah I was wondering how he got a Mort Drucker when I can’t even get a Tom Richmond. 🙂 Have fun at ISCA convention – sorry I can’t go.


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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