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MAD on Magzter

July 29th, 2016 | Posted in MAD Magazine

For those people who can’t or don’t want to use the native iOS or Android apps for getting their bimonthly MAD fix, DC Entertainment recently announced MAD Magazine will now be available on the popular digital magazine newsstand Magzter. This is great news as The Magzter app is available on the web, iOS, Google Play, Amazon App Store, Kindle Fire and is expanding to more platforms soon, making digital MAD much more platform independent. From the official press release: “The ‘Usual Gang of Idiots’ at MAD Magazine is very pleased to partner with Magzter in growing the online distribution of MAD. We are confident that… READ MORE

The National Cartoon!st eMag #4!

July 28th, 2016 | Posted in News

Issue 4 of The National Cartoonists Society’s FREE digital magazine, The National Cartoon!st, is out now! The NCS describes it as “A celebration of the best in cartooning, past and present, it contains in-depth features and rare, often previously unseen, artwork from some of cartooning’s greatest names!” I have an article in it on caricaturing the different sexes, particularly about my approach to drawing females. Read it here: http://www.reuben.org/thenationalcartoonist/issue-4/ READ MORE

Richard Thompson: 1957-2016

July 27th, 2016 | Posted in News

This is a tough day for cartooning. In addition to the passing of Jack Davis, we also lost the very talented Richard Thompson. Richard was best know for the brilliant daily syndicated strip “Cul de Sac” and the weekly Washington Post comic “Poor Richard’s Almanac”, but he was also a terrific illustrator and an incredible caricaturist. His work has appeared in major publications like US News and World Report, National Geographic, The New Yorker and others. He was honored with the 2010 National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben Award for “Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year” among many other awards and honors. I did not know Richard very… READ MORE

Jack Davis- 1924-2016

July 27th, 2016 | Posted in News

One of the greatest cartoonists who ever lived just left this world… the afterlife is going to be a much funnier place starting today. The great Jack Davis passed away today at age 91. No conversation about the the best of the best in the world of comics, cartooning and/or humorous illustration would ever be complete without his name near the top of the list. Jack was a cartoonists’s cartoonist, an man of immense talent and an eye for visual humor that left the entire world laughing at his simplest of drawings. He was one of the original EC Comics artists on their much beloved… READ MORE

Sketch o’ the Week Flashback- Hulk Hogan!

July 27th, 2016 | Posted in Sketch O'The Week

I’m afraid I have to post a cop out for Sketch o’the Week this week as I am swamped playing catch up with work… here’s a former SotW (with digital grays added for it’s inclusion in my book) of Hulk Hogan. READ MORE

More Marlin Work…

July 26th, 2016 | Posted in General

I’m going to be playing catch up for about a week after being away for Comic-Con, so things will be a little light here on the blog. Here’s the art I did for the July poster for the Marlin Company, which I did back in April. It’s very apropos considering the current state of the country, although the majority of those depicted are long gone. Pencil sketch below. READ MORE

Monday MADness!- Dump on Trump!

July 25th, 2016 | Posted in MAD Magazine

At Comic Con this past week MAD announced the release of a FREE ebook called MAD Dumps on Trump, where they have collected over 100 pages they’ve done over the years making fun of “The Donald” from “The Apprentice” through the 2016 election campaign. It’s absolutely free, or in other words the equivalent of the value of a degree from Trump University. This new ebook is sure to elicit two things: riotous laughter from readers and lots of angry emails accusing MAD of being a “liberal rag” from people who either haven’t actually read the magazine to see all the shots they’ve taken at Obama,… READ MORE

Sunday Mailbag- When at Comic Con?

July 24th, 2016 | Posted in Mailbag

Q: As busy as you seem to be at San Diego Comic Con, how in the world do you find the time to answer a question for your Sunday Mailbag? A: I don’t. Thanks to Anon E. Muss for the question. If you have a question you want answered for the mailbag about cartooning, illustration, MAD Magazine, caricature or similar, e-mail me and I’ll try and answer it here! READ MORE

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