Monday MADness: The Sopranos!

March 10th, 2014 | Posted in Monday MADness

Today’s Monday MADness is a look at the pencil roughs for a features entitled “America’s Next Top Mobster”, which was a mash-up of “The Sopranos” and “American;s Next Top Model” written by Desmond Devlin and appearing in MAD #482, October 2007.

topmobster1
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topmobster2-3

topmobster4

As you can see my pencils got a lot looser on the last page, where I literally have circles for heads sometimes and only impart the very basic information for the MAD staff to review. Likely I was running short on time and I wanted to get these to the editors so I could move on to the finals, but Sometimes I am just this loose. By time I had done this job I had worked for MAD for seven years, and they knew what they could expect from me in the finals.

Here are the finished pages:

Top Mobster 1

Top Mobster 2

Top Mobster 3

Top Mobster 4

Comments

  1. CChambers says:

    Thanks for taking the time to post this up, it’s great to see the development!

  2. Tom Birmingham says:

    Fantastic Tom, as usual. I Love how dead on you are with all your work.

  3. Jack Myhervold says:

    Some of the pencil roughs would be nice to buy from the blog store too.

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