Tom's Mad Blog

Arrrrre You Busy?

February 23rd, 2018 | Posted in General

Yes, I’m super busy with deadlines right now so no time to blog. I would have put up the Dreaded Deadline Demon today but instead here’s a drawing of a pirate. Why? Because…. PIRATE. READ MORE

Sudden opening in Dallas Workshop… Discounted!

February 22nd, 2018 | Posted in General

Due to a last minute cancellation I have a single spot open in my Dallas, Texas area workshop! Due to the short notice, this spot will be discounted by $100!!! The workshop takes place March 9th-11th 2018 at the Comfort Inn & Suites Love Field-Dallas Market Center, 7138 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX. Book that last spot today if you want! These workshops are never discounted, but I’d rather have a full class than an empty chair! READ MORE

Caricature Book Kickstarter!

February 22nd, 2018 | Posted in News

I usually do not promote crowd-sourcing projects here, but as my artwork is involved with this one and part of the proceeds go to a very good cause, I’m making an exception. Caricaturist (and recent Golden Nosey winner) Manny Avetisyan is looking to produce a very unique book via Kickstarter that gives fifteen people (and five couples) the opportunity to be subjects in the book, getting drawn by as many as 27 (and possibly a few more) of the best live caricaturists on Planet Earth. That’s right, YOU can be one of the models, with page after page of caricatures of YOU from a massively… READ MORE

The New MAD Logo…

February 21st, 2018 | Posted in MAD Magazine

And it’s STILL ITALICIZED?!?!! I’m learning this stuff along with the rest of you. Remember, I just draw the pictures. :/ READ MORE

MAD Tweets…

February 21st, 2018 | Posted in MAD Magazine

The new MAD magazine’s twitter feed became active today, announcing more rebooting changes: READ MORE

Sketch o’the Week- Workshop Sketch!

February 21st, 2018 | Posted in Sketch O'The Week

Sorry no time this week for a Batman villain sketch… I’m really under the gun with a deadline. Instead, here’s a little look at what we do in one of my caricature workshops. The above is one of 30 faces in our workshop book that we draw live in class. The book contains a selection of different face types, ages, races, male/female, etc. Part of what we do is examine each face, discuss observations and how to exaggerate what we see, and I draw the face along with the class with my drawing projected on a big screen as it’s being done. The above was… READ MORE

Here We Go…

February 20th, 2018 | Posted in MAD Magazine

Announcements are starting to happen about the MAD reboot (rebirth?) courtesy of DC Entertainment. MAD #551 will be a new MAD #1. Alfred has been updated. Lots of other new things will start to be announced leading up to the April release of MAD #1 (Vol 2). From DC co-publisher Dan DiDo’s Facebook page: More coverage from: Entertainment Weekly, SF Gate, Urban Daddy, News-A-Rama. My take…. no comment. Still getting used to it. READ MORE

NYC Workshop Sold Out!

February 19th, 2018 | Posted in News

The workshop in Atlanta went well if you discount my mistake of calling in the catered lunch order to a Subway in Forest Park. My mom can make sandwiches faster than that and she’s dead. Otherwise lots of fun, drawing and learning! My workshop in May in Long Island City, NY is now officially sold out. Don’t worry, if you missed out get on the waitlist and you have a decent chance of getting a spot… I almost always have at least one person drop out for one reason or another. It costs nothing to get on the list and any open spots will be… READ MORE


New profile pic courtesy of my self-caricature for the Scott Maiko penned article “Gotcha! Mug Shots of Common (but Despicable) Criminals” from MAD 550

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