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Sketch o’the Week: Turkey Panic!

November 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Sketch O'The Week

I’m posting this old chestnut while taking some time off to spend with the family for the holiday. I’ll see you after the food coma wears off sometime after tomorrow! READ MORE

2018 Comic Con Schedule!

November 21st, 2017 | Posted in News

I’m starting to get notifications of my acceptance into (and in one case booth placement in) several of the Comic-Cons I am planning on attending in 2018, so I thought I’d list the ones I’m scheduled for (or anticipate being scheduled for): Wondercon: March 23-25- Anaheim Convention Center C2E2: April 6-8- McCormick Place, Chicago, IL San Diego Comic Con: July 18-22- San Diego Convention Center, New Location!: H2 Wizard World Chicago Con: Aug 23-26- Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL New York Comic Con: Oct 4-7, Javits Center, New York, NY (TBA) What will be new in 2018? Well, I’ll have copies of Superman… READ MORE

Animated Monday MADness: Dog with a Star Log

November 20th, 2017 | Posted in Monday MADness

Here’s a look at another “mash-up” spoof I worked on for the animated MAD show on Cartoon Network, “Dog with a Star Log”. Sorry, the only video of the segment online is some camcorder pirated job on YouTube and I won’t post that here. Actually I thought this was one of the best segments I worked on in terms of my drawings being translated to animation. READ MORE

Sunday Mailbag: MAD Changes?

November 19th, 2017 | Posted in Mailbag

Q: Does MAD change your submitted final art? For instance: I think you are drawing panel-lines in your MAD-parodies, but there are no more panel-lines in the magazine any more. A: I’ll answer your main question in a second, but first I’ll address your comment about the panel lines and added panel space or “gutters”. What you are referring to is this: Above: Actual art I submitted for a page in the parody of “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” Page as it appeared in MAD #443, July 2004 The MAD art staff added the spaces between the panels, Sergio’s marginal, and of course the… READ MORE

New Workshops: London UK and a second in Atlanta!

November 17th, 2017 | Posted in News

I’ve added a second Atlanta area workshop and one in London, England to the list of 2018 dates! The second Atlanta workshop takes place Feb 23rd-25th, the weekend following the original Atlanta dates. I already have half the class booked through the waiting list from the first workshop, so if you want in on this one don’t wait too long. Since I’m already going to be in Europe for the workshop in Switzerland, I’ve added another in London. The dates for this one are Aug 14th-16th, which is a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday as opposed to a weekend. August is peak wedding season in the… READ MORE

Justice Served

November 16th, 2017 | Posted in News

Glenn sharing his great ISCA illustration of the MAD guest speakers in 2009: L to R: Me, Mark Fredrickson, Glenn, Sam Viviano, Hermann Mejia Two years ago this New Years Day, a talented, kind, and hard working caricaturist artist named Glenn Ferguson was attacked by a disgruntled co-worker named Freddie Torres, and brutally stabbed in the head with a pair of scissors at their workplace in Universal Studios Orlando. Glenn was lucky to survive, and was left with severe impairment in speech, motor skills, eyesight and other issues including PTSD. Torres was arrested onsite and has been in jail since that day. Yesterday ended the… READ MORE

Sketch o’the Week- Angus Young!

November 15th, 2017 | Posted in Classic Rock Sketch Series

This week’s sketch is of one of my favorite rockers from when I was a kid… the ageless Angus Young from AC/DC! As always, the original is available in the Studio Store. READ MORE

Latest for SI Kids

November 14th, 2017 | Posted in Freelancing

Clicky to Embiggen Here’s a look at my annual Thanksgiving illustration for Sports Illustrated Kids. The final image has captions/word balloons explaining the gags for the various athletes… but if you want to read those you’ll just have to go out and buy the November issue of SI Kids! READ MORE


Just added dates for Atlanta and London, spots still available in Dallas and Toronto!

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