Tom's Mad Blog

Sketch o’the Week- Bob Dylan!

July 26th, 2017 | Posted in Classic Rock Sketch Series

This caricature of folkie legend Bob Dylan was based on an illustration I did of him for Minnesota Monthly magazine a few years back. The original is available in the Studio Store. READ MORE

Cancellation means opening for MN Workshop in September!

July 25th, 2017 | Posted in General

I just had a cancellation for my Sept 15-17th Minnesota workshop, which means I now have an open spot! If you were thinking about attending better jump on it ASAP. READ MORE

San Diego Comic Con Report

July 25th, 2017 | Posted in General

Me and my booth babe The Lovely Anna Another SDCC in the books. Had a great time as always. Many thanks to all the people that came up to say hello and chat, and especially those who commissioned a caricature or sketch cover or bought some of my garbage. One of the highlights for me was once again being called up on stage to do a little drawing game during the “Quick Draw” show on Saturday. Host Mark Evanier has had me do that for a few years running and as humbling as it is to try and keep up with Sergio Aragonès and Scott… READ MORE

Monday Animated MADness- CSiCarly!

July 24th, 2017 | Posted in Monday MADness

This was the very first segment I did some work on for the MAD show on Cartoon Network… “CSiCarly”: Original test designs. I started out too detailed and kept on getting more simplified. Could not find any of the other character designs I did. Not sure what happened to the files. Here’s the clip:   READ MORE

San Diego Comic Con 2017

July 21st, 2017 | Posted in General

A few shots from SDCC: The Lovely Anna and I  at booth I-02 MAD represents at the DC Comics booth The annual “Mad about MAD” panel L to R: Sam Viviano, Ryan Flanders, Sergio Aragonés, Moi, Peter Kuper, Kenny Keil. Just off the pic to the left was MAD Senior VP and Executive Editor John Ficarra who was the panel host. Talking about the new book I illustrated, coming out this fall. Apparently this guy is a really big Al Jaffee fan. READ MORE

Final San Diego Comic Con Schedule

July 20th, 2017 | Posted in News

San Diego Comic Con is in full swing! Here’s my final schedule of signings/appearances/naps:   Wed July 19- 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm- Booth I-02 Thur July 20- 9:30 am-2:15 pm- Booth I-02 2:30 pm-3:30 pm- DC Comics Booth Signing (#1915) 3:30 pm 4:00pm- Drawing Demo DC Booth (#1915) 4:30 pm-5:30 pm- Mad about MAD Panel (Room 8) 6:00 pm-7:00 pm- Booth I-02 Fri July 21- 9:30 am 12:30 pm- Booth I-02 1:00- 2:00- Digital coloring demo- Wacom Booth #5336 2:30 am-7:00 pm- Booth I-02 Sat July 22- 9:30 am-7:00 pm- Booth I-02 Sun July 23- 9:30 am-5:00 pm- Booth I-02 READ MORE

Sketch o’the Week- Z-People!

July 19th, 2017 | Posted in Sketch O'The Week

I’m in San Diego setting up for Comic Con, which starts TONIGHT! I have no time or scanners available to do a SotW. So, here’s a sneak peek at a couple of the rough penciled pages for the 47 page story I’m pencilling and inking for the company Sitcomics. Z-People is a humorous story about zombies and a group of survivors trying to figure out what to do. I’m inking the last few pages right now and the comic will be out sometime soon. READ MORE

September MN Workshop Sold Out!

July 18th, 2017 | Posted in General

My final workshop of 2017, being conducted here in Minnesota Sept 15th-17th is SOLD OUT! However, if you are interested in attending please send us a note and we’ll add you to the waitlist. We almost always have a cancellation or two, so your chances of getting a spot are good… especially if you get on the waitlist early. If I get a cancellation I start with the first person on the waitlist and offer them the spot, then work my way down the list if they are unable to attend. It costs nothing to get on the waitlist and you have no obligation to… READ MORE


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