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SotW Book in the Store for Preorder!

September 30th, 2016 | Posted in News

I just got the big shipment of final printed copies of my Sketch o’the Week, Vol. 1 book in yesterday. The print job looks good! I have added the book to the Studio Store, but it’s unofficially a “preorder” right now. I still want to wait for the first copies to be sold at New York Comic Con next week, and I am crazy busy right now trying to get my studio work done before I head to NYC next week so I don’t have time to sign and ship copies anyway. All orders placed between now and Oct 10th will ship on the 11th.… READ MORE

On the Drawing Board- 9/29/16

September 29th, 2016 | Posted in On the Drawing Board

The drawing board is a little crazy at the moment: Spot Illustration for a Trap Shooting competition magazine Jeff Dunham product illustration Movie parody for MAD #543 Another MAD book job Z People Comic Book Assorted commission jobs Marlin workplace poster Speaking of the latter, the illustration I did a couple of months ago that would be released this month is above, pencil roughs below. Gotta get to work!! READ MORE

Sketch o’the Week- David Harbour!

September 28th, 2016 | Posted in Sketch O'The Week

Continuing with my series of “Stranger Things” sketches, here is Chief Jim “Hop” Hopper as portrayed by David Harbour! Incidentally, I have not been adding my weekly sketches to the Studio Store lately… just a little to busy to follow through. I have rectified that, so this one and several other have just been added. READ MORE

Workshops Wrap-Up

September 27th, 2016 | Posted in General

As many of you know, I spend the last two weekends conducting workshops on caricature in the nearby city of Eagan, MN. Both workshops started with a Friday night welcome party at my house and a look at my studio, and continued at the host hotel on Saturday and Sunday. Each workshop had 13 students. Here’s a brief synopsis of what we did: Friday night: The entire group came over to Casa del Richmond for some of The Lovely Anna’s culinary goodies, a few adult beverages, a goody bag full of stuff, and a tour of the studio. I showed the group the process I… READ MORE

Monday MADness- Advance Copies!

September 26th, 2016 | Posted in Monday MADness

Advance copies of Goodnight Batcave arrrived Friday sporting a fancy, glossy hardcover! Works like a charm! Available on October 25th where ever fine (and this one) books are sold. READ MORE

Sunday Mailbag- More Workshops?

September 25th, 2016 | Posted in Mailbag

Q: Are you going to do more workshops in the future? A: Yes, most definitely. Except this time I am taking my show on the road. in 2017 I am going to do several workshops in different cities around the country, and possibly even overseas. I am going to announce the dates of my first traveling workshop next week, as soon as I have this second one in the books. It will be in January sometime, and the location… Orlando, Florida! Check the blog next week for more details. Thanks to A Lot of People for the question. If you have a question you want… READ MORE

Caricature Workshop #2!

September 23rd, 2016 | Posted in News

Starts tonight through the weekend! I’ll have a complete wrap up of the workshops next week!! READ MORE

Illustration Throwback Thursday #29

September 22nd, 2016 | Posted in Illustration Throwback Thursday

Back in 2006 a company that wanted to market a series of drinking mugs featuring the caricatured heads of celebrity athletes called “Mugheads” called me to do some caricatures for some prototypes. The idea was they would pitch these to pro sports teams as stadium giveaways, etc. The product never got off the ground but they did produce a couple of prototype “mugheads”, including one of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb. I discovered early that it was going to be tough to do these designs because they 1) had to conform to a general mug shape in order to work with the product and 2)… READ MORE


Sketch o'the week- David Harbour! #strangerthings #caricature #madmagazine @dkharbour

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