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Sketch o’the Week- Ed Sheeran!

August 24th, 2016 | Posted in Sketch O'The Week

This week’s “Sketch o’the Week” is one of The Lovely Anna‘s and my kids’ favorites performers, Ed Sheeran. As usual, the original is available in the Studio Store. READ MORE

ISCA Talk and Seminar in Phoenix

August 23rd, 2016 | Posted in News

Back in 1998 I became a member of a national organization of professional caricaturists called the National Caricaturists Network (NCN). I attended many of their annual convention and competitions, was honored with a couple of awards, and served as president of that organization in 2000 and 2001. Over the years other facets of life and work curbed my participation with that group, which has since evolved into the International Society of Caricaturists (ISCA) and gotten much bigger. However I have remained a member. I am going to be one of several speakers at this year’s ISCA Convention and Competition, taking place in Phoenix, AZ, November… READ MORE

Monday MADness: Fake Covers!

August 22nd, 2016 | Posted in MAD Magazine

This week’s Monday MADness is another blast from the past… this time from MAD #400, December 2000. This was my second appearance in the magazine, and my first color piece for them. I was assigned the job of doing fake covers from each decade that MAD was in existence for an article entitled “The Untold History of MAD“. These printed really small in the article, so here they are about actual art size. The 1950’s The 1960’s The 1970’s The 1980’s The 1990’s These next ones were described as a double cover issue printed the morning after Yelsin’s attempted coup of Russia, done is the… READ MORE

Sunday Mailbag- Coloring Live Caricatures?

August 21st, 2016 | Posted in Mailbag

Q: I’m looking for an efficient method of coloring live caricatures. I’ve seen many different ways to do this, what method do you recommend? A: That’s a tough one because, as you point out, there are a lot of different ways to do it. I’ve seen live caricaturists use colored chalk powders and a cotton glove as the “brush”, pastels, prismacolor stix (which are sort of crayon-like but really more like the stuff inside colored pencils), watercolor and many other techniques including the one I use, airbrush. I’ve seen them all used to great effect, but I prefer the airbrush simply because I have used… READ MORE

Goodnight Batcave Release Date Moved Up

August 19th, 2016 | Posted in General

Prototype cover of Goodnight Batcave In an unusual break from the tradition of publishing, the book Goodnight Batcave that I illustrated with writer Dave Croatto, is going to be released two weeks earlier than previously announced. The release date was originally set for Nov. 8th, but its debut was moved up to Oct. 25th. The books pre-order page on now reflects that new date. If you are confused by the caption under the preview cover art above, let me explain. That is not quite the actual cover art for Goodnight Batcave, but I understand that is not so unusual. I don’t do a lot… READ MORE

MAD Sketch Covers!!!

August 18th, 2016 | Posted in General

I’ve got a pile of MAD #538 variant sketch covers ready to do your commission requests on here at Chicago Wizard World Comic Con. Prices range from overpriced to ridiculously overpriced to you-have-got-to-be-kidding-me… I’ve got a wedding and two more years of college to pay for! Come by and see me at booth F2 in Artists Alley! READ MORE

Sketch o’the Week- Simone Biles!

August 17th, 2016 | Posted in Sketch O'The Week

This week’s sketch is of America’ Olympic Sweetheart, 4 gold and one bronze 2016 medalist Simone Biles! READ MORE

See Me at Wizard World Chicago!

August 16th, 2016 | Posted in News

You’ll find me in artist’s alley at table F-2 starting this Thursday through Sunday! Show hours: Thursday, Aug 18, 2016 – 3pm – 8pm Friday, Aug 19, 2016 – 12pm – 7pm Saturday, Aug 20, 2016 – 10am – 7pm Sunday, Aug 21, 2016 – 10am – 5pm I’ll have my usual assortment of crap to peddle including: Limited Edition Prints of Sherlock, Doctor Who, Superman and the new Dracula* Signed copies of MAD Comic Con Exclusive Mini-Prints MAD #539 variant sketch covers!!! Signed copies of The Mad Art of Caricature A few original sketches Caricatures and commissions! Original pages from MAD Magazine! *I will… READ MORE


Sketch o'the week- Ed Sheeran! @teddysphotos @edsheeran #edsheeran #madmagazine #caricature #sketch

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