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MAD About Delhi Comic Con!

December 8th, 2016 | Posted in News

Art for Delhi Comic Con exclusive poster Tomorrow is the start of Delhi Comic Con at the NSIC Grounds in Okhla, South New Delhi. I’ll be there all three days signing stuff, doing drawings and making a presentation on Sunday. I did the above illustration as a Delhi Comic Con exclusive for the show. It’s an imaginary MAD cover featuring Alfred as the title character from the Bollywood film “Enthiran” (“Robot” in English) starring a well-known and loved actor here in India, Rajinikanth. If you’ve never seen the movie “Enthiran”, here’s a link to a clip that will blow your mind. I have to thank… READ MORE

Sketch o’the Week- UK Edition!

December 7th, 2016 | Posted in Sketch O'The Week

Since I just spent 10 days in London, and I don’t have any new sketch to post, here’s a look at a few U.K. themed past sketches! READ MORE

London Workshop Report

December 6th, 2016 | Posted in News

  The past weekend I conducted my first ever out-of-town workshop… and it was WAAAAY out of town–London, England! The class of twelve included a wide range of experience and levels of skill. It went from some who were basically beginners who were interested in doing caricatures all the way to some local caricature legends. All were enthusiastic and we had a great time. The workshop was over a Saturday (10-7) and Sunday (9-5), and included: Lecture on caricature and my approach and my MAD process Demos of my live work, illustration, inking and coloring techniques Lighting rounds of live caricatures of each other Observations… READ MORE

On the Stands: MAD #543!

December 5th, 2016 | Posted in MAD Magazine

MAD #543 (February 2017) Cover (Mark Fredrickson) The Fundalini Pages (Ward Sutton, Emily Flake, Paul Coker, Tom Bunk, Tersea Burns Parkhurts, Jeff Kruse, Bob Eckstein, Bob Staake, John Martz) Silly (Dick DeBartolo, Tom Richmond) Spy vs. Spy (Peter Kuper) A MAD Look at Commuting (Sergio Aragonès, Colorist: Jim Campbell) The MAD 20 Dumbest People, Events and Things of 2016 The Donald Trump Run for the Presidency (Artist: Hermann Mejia) The Clinton Foundation (Uncredited) Flint Michigan’s Toxic Water (Artist: R. Sikoryak) Fox New’s Roger Ailes (Artist: Sam Viviano) Donald Trump’s Advisors (Artist: Mike Loew) Cliven Bundy’s Son Lay’s Siege to Wildlife Refuge (McKinley Rodriguez, Jacob Chabot))… READ MORE

Sunday Mailbag: Work and Travel?

December 4th, 2016 | Posted in Mailbag

Q: You seem to constantly be traveling… when do you get any work done? A: I know, it seems like I am never at home, doesn’t it? Comic Cons, the occasional speaking engagement, the NCS Reubens, etc… it also seems to me like I’m never home. It’s a challenge to juggle everything, that’s for sure. I try very hard to get work done to a point where I either do not need to bring any with me, or need just a little bit of time on a trip to do some work to keep from falling too far behind. For example, I had to pull… READ MORE

That Reminds Me…

December 2nd, 2016 | Posted in General

Walking about London I still see quite few t-shirts and memorabilia for sale of the late Amy Winehouse. They reminded me of the time around 2008 or so that a fellow caricaturist here in the UK emailed me these pictures from British weekly gossip magazine Heat: Yes, that’s my caricature of Amy Winehouse taken directly from this blog the fan in the article is trying to get her to sign. Here’s the original scan: Gotta love that disgusted look on her face. I get that a lot. I know the article credits the fan for doing the drawing, but let’s not jump to conclusions. The… READ MORE

Not all Fun and Games, Wot?

December 1st, 2016 | Posted in General

In keeping with a longstanding and annoying tradition, I’m squeezing in a little work while on my trip to London and India. Nothing too taxing, just inking some illustrations for the as-yet-unannounced second MAD spoof of a classic children’s book. Don’t worry, I’ve been having plenty of fun. Sorry for the lack of posts this past week. Staring Sunday there will be more activity here. Besides the mailbag next week I’ll be doing a report on my caricature workshop taking place this weekend here in London, and of course my time at Comic Con Dehli. READ MORE

Fly, Fly Away…

November 25th, 2016 | Posted in General

The Lovely Anna and I are embarking on a loooong trip overseas today. First stop London UK for a week of actual, real live vacation followed by a weekend caricature workshop there. Then its off to New Delhi, India for my appearance at the Delhi Comic Con. We don’t get back home until almost mid-December. Needless to say blogging may be a little sparodic for the next two and a half weeks. READ MORE

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