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Illustration Throwback Thursday- Star Warped!

October 27th, 2016 | Posted in Illustration Throwback Thursday

Back in the late 90’s a company called Parroty Interactive contracted me to do art for a series of spoof computer games. This was back when such games came on these shiny disks called “CD ROMS”. I did varying amounts of art for different games with titles like “The X-Fools” and “Winblows 98”. The project I did the most work for was a game called “Star Warped”, which was obviously a take on Star Wars. A lot of the art I did was just in black and white, as they had some color artists that were doing the colors and formatting the images for the… READ MORE

Sketch o’the Week- Natalia Dyer!

October 26th, 2016 | Posted in Sketch O'The Week

Continuing with our “Stranger Things” series, here’s Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler. READ MORE

HITS Magazine Cover

October 25th, 2016 | Posted in General

I collaborated with MAD art director and illustrator Sam Viviano on this cover for the latest issue of HITS Magazine, which celebrates their 30th anniversary. He did the layout and composition, I did the finished illustration. I”m not sure what the Alfred E. Neuman connection is, but he’s been on their covers before. The other caricatures are of major music label executives and producers. READ MORE

Monday MADness: Goodnight Batcave Pencils!

October 24th, 2016 | Posted in Monday MADness

Goodnight Batcave, written by Dave Croatto with art by me and the first of a new line of MAD parody books, is officially released tomorrow! Here’s a peek at a couple of the work-in-progress penciled pages and cover from the book (some of the art and copy were tweaked in the final version): Don’t forget to pick up a copy for a holiday gift for that little caped crusader in your life. Yes, it’s quite appropriate for little kids, although adults will get a chuckle from some of the more subtle gags and nods to the Batmanverse and MAD. READ MORE

Sunday Mailbag: Art of… Book?

October 23rd, 2016 | Posted in General

Q: Your Sketch o’the Week book looks great. When are you going to do a “The Art of Tom Richmond” book, with high quality reproductions of some of the work you’ve done? A: Never say never, but pretty much never… for a couple of reasons. Vanity press books are not my thing. I had to do a lot of self convincing to do the “Sketch o’the Week” book because I feel if one is going to do a book, the content needs to be more than just a bunch of eye candy. The only reason I did the SotW book was that it would give… READ MORE

Second Orlando Workshop?

October 21st, 2016 | Posted in News

I am getting very close to having enough people on my waitlist for my planned Orlando Caricature Workshop in January to add a second one either the weekend before or after. If anyone is interested and you have not sent me an email, do so ASAP. Hotels and meeting spaces fill up fast in January in Orlando, and if I am going to book that second one I’ll need to do it soon. Here are the details: Location: Quality Inn and Suites, 626 Lee Road, Orlando, FL (or TBD if that one is booked) Class size: Limited to 12 students Itinerary: Day One: 1:00 pm-… READ MORE

Happy Anniversary Stan and Julie Sakai!

October 20th, 2016 | Posted in General

Stan Sakai is one of the most talented and beloved creators in comics. His Usagi Yojimbo comic series is a marvel of the art of comic book storytelling, among many other terrific projects he’s worked on. He’s also one of the kindest and most humble people you will ever meet. Without going into it Stan had a lot of personal heartbreak in his life not that long ago. I’m glad to say he celebrated his one year anniversary to his beautiful new bride Julie yesterday, and there few to whom happiness, peace, and contentment is more deserved and well-bestowed than Stan. He commissioned me to… READ MORE

Sketch o’the Week- Millie Bobby Brown!

October 19th, 2016 | Posted in Sketch O'The Week

I’m finally buckling to pressure to draw “Eleven” for my ongoing “Stranger Things” sketch series, so here she is as portrayed by Millie Bobby Brown! As always, the original of this sketch is available to purchase in The Studio Store. READ MORE


Sketch o'the Week- Natalia Dyer! @strangerthingstv #strangerthings #nataliadyer @mad.magazine

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