Friday Book Sneak Peek- Chapter 1

July 8th, 2011 | Posted in News

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In the next few weeks I’ll be posting a few sneak peeks at some of the pages in my upcoming book¬¨‚ĆThe Mad Art of Caricature!, ordering of which will debut at Comic Con in less than two weeks! Here is the opening of chapter one. The chapter consists of 12 pages and contains over 25 illustrations.

Chapter one includes my definition of caricature, what I think a good caricature needs to accomplish to be successful, what makes a bad caricature and how to avoid it, and the process of developing your “eye” for caricature.

You can pre-order The Mad Art of Caricature! here. Shipping to commence immediately after printed books arrive in late September.


  1. Eduardo says:

    Hi Tom!!!
    I am very excited about the book. Is the book will be available to buy from Argentina?

    best regards

  2. David Paccia says:

    Looks great Tom. I’ll be sure to spread the word once it becomes available.

  3. Lee Fortuna says:

    Ok, Ok, I guess I will have to buy the book I’ve been asking you to do for years now, and tear up ALL the copy’s I made from your tutorials from the Mad Blog! UHG!, You’re killin me Tom! Lol, just joshing ya, can’t wait for the release. Will there be a book signing at your house, I’ll bring the vino & meatballs?

  4. Mufeed says:

    Thanks Tom for the hard work… 🙂

  5. Andy says:

    will there be a digital copy to download via tablets?? Or just the “paper” version? Either way, I WANT IT. GIMME GIMME GIMME!!

    What do you want us the bring to the signing at your house? I see you more as a beer man, if anything. Alaskan Amber sound good?

    • Tom says:

      I have made sure I designed the book in Indesign in such as way that it SHOULD be fairly painless to turn it into a digital book, but that won;t be done for a while. I need to get the printed one out the door first. Somewhere down the road I will have a digital version.

  6. RESTREPO says:

    Looks fantastic!

  7. George Cook says:

    Thanks for sharing the sneak peek at the book. I’m looking forward to getting a copy.

  8. Jose Andres says:

    Excellent. the book looks great!!!!

  9. Connie says:

    Can we get a signed copy????

  10. cade says:

    Not sure if you mentioned this elsewhere, but what’s the price?

    • Tom says:

      $24.95 plus shipping (still have to figure that out… flat rate for domestic U.S., international will vary depending on the destination) for a signed copy. There will be other options, including getting an original Alfred sketch in it like I did for the Bo book, and getting one of the original drawings done for the book.

  11. Steve Hearn says:

    Excellent as expected! Can I have my copy gold embossed and in full 3D please…. 😉

  12. Mike Giblin says:

    Congratulations Tom, this looks awesome, and the kind of book that I would have killled for when I was starting out back in the late 90s. (And still would, as it happens.) I’ve never forgotten that it was studying your work that ignited my passion for caricature in the first place, and it’s telling that even in 2011 I follow your blog daily. Thank you Sir.


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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