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MAD Milestones: Longest Parody Ever!

October 9th, 2015 | Posted in MAD Magazine

Clicky any to embiggen… This parody of “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” was written by Desmond Devlin and published in MAD #424, December 2002. Wieghing in at 9 pages, it is the longest piece I have ever done for the magazine. READ MORE

MAD Milestones: First Movie Parody!

October 8th, 2015 | Posted in MAD Magazine

Clicky any to embiggen… My first movie parody was of the Oscar winning film “Traffic”, written by Arnie Kogen and published in MAD #405, May 2001. If you’ve ever seen the film you’ll understand the color palettes I used… all the scenes that took place in Mexico had a yellow and brown cast to them, the ones shot in DC were blue, and those from San Diego were normal color. READ MORE

MAD Milestones: First TV Parody!

October 7th, 2015 | Posted in MAD Magazine

Clicky any to embiggen… This was the first parody of any kind I did for MAD, a spoof of the TV show “Malcolm in the Middle”, written by Desmond Devlin and published in MAD #403, March 2001.         READ MORE

MAD Milestones: First Published Job!

October 6th, 2015 | Posted in MAD Magazine

“Clicky to embiggen… I’m getting ready to head out to NYC tomorrow to do the New York Comic Con this weekend, so in deference to my having no time to do anything original on the blog the next few days will be posts looking back on some milestones of my 15 years with MAD. I’ve posted this a few times in the Sunday Mailbag, but the above was the very first piece I ever had published in MAD Magazine… issue #399, Nov 2000. “Gadgets to Really Make Home Theater Like Going to the Movies!” written by Dick DeBartolo! Sorry I don’t have an image with… READ MORE

Monday MADness: MAD for 15 years!

October 5th, 2015 | Posted in Monday MADness

Fifteen years ago this month The Lovely Anna threw a party at our house to celebrate the release of MAD #399, which contained my very first published piece for the magazine. A lot of water has passed under the bridge since that issue hit the stands. Here are some stats and facts from my one and a half decades with MAD: #399 turned out to be the last fully black and white issue of MAD printed on the old paper stock. #400 was a special color anniversary issue, #401 and #402 contained color portions and were on the upgraded stock, and in #403 it was… READ MORE

Sunday Mailbag: Best Batman Stories?

October 4th, 2015 | Posted in Mailbag

Q: You are a big Batman fan. So what do you think which Batman comics / stories / graphic novels every Batman fan should have read? A: I’ll be honest with you, I haven’t read many Batman comic books in the last 20 years. Back in the 90’s the Batman stories became really dumb IMO, with lame main villains like “The Ventriloquist” and story lines like when Bruce started taking steroids to get stronger and dealt with ‘roid rage. Then came the Bane story line with replacement Batmen and weird time travel stuff. My interest waned badly and other than the occasional issue or story… READ MORE

The Doctor is Delayed…

October 3rd, 2015 | Posted in General

Looks like I am going to have to push back the release of my new Doctor Who print for a few weeks. Work, life, and other entanglements have caught up to me and I missed the last possible date to get the print job done in time for New York Comic Con. Besides all that, after looking back at my recent one of Tom Baker I just don’t like how it turned out, so I need to rethink that one. Don’t worry, the print will be available well before the holidays, so if you are thinking about getting one for that special Whovian in your… READ MORE

The Fourth Doctor!

October 2nd, 2015 | Posted in General

Here’s the final art of Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor, as it will appear in my upcoming print “The Doctor Will See You Now”. I think I mentioned I was going to rework a couple of the preliminary sketches I did before… this is one of those. READ MORE


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