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Z People Sneak Peek

September 19th, 2017 | Posted in News

The good folks at Sitcomics recently posted another sneak peek at a page from their upcoming “Z People” title, written by Darin Henry with pencils and inks by me, and color by Whitmore and Dillion. Here’s the blurb from their Facebook page post: Meet Brody Langenbach — 50% man, 50% zombie — 100% redneck! He’s a zombie after your heart as well as your brain and there’s only one place to find him… Z-People Binge Book #1 by Henry, Richmond, Whitmore and Dillon!! The 3rd wave of Sitcomics goes on sale soon in print and digital decimal editions! For details on where you can buy… READ MORE

Minnesota Workshop Report

September 18th, 2017 | Posted in News

The weekend’s caricature workshop here in Minnesota was a lot of fun. We had a really great group (as usual) and the time flew by. Many thanks to all who participated! Just a reminder, I have three workshops already scheduled for 2018 including L.A., Atlanta and Switzerland. They are filling up fast so if you want to reserve a place don’t delay too long. I am looking into possible workshops in Dallas, Las Vegas and Toronto as well.Keep an eye on my workshop page and posts here announcing new bookings. READ MORE

Sunday Mailbag- Where Do You Start?

September 17th, 2017 | Posted in MAD Magazine

Q: When you start a drawing, in what part of the body (if it is a sketch) do you start it? Is it the shape of the head, the eyes, the nose, or does it depend on the subject? A: If I am working in the studio or on a drawing that is not a live caricature, I start with the head shape, and then block in the eyes and nose (the “T” shape), then the mouth, etc. I keep sketching to tighten and refine the drawing until I am done, or if I want a more finished piece I might “knock down” the rough… READ MORE

Los Angeles and Atlanta Workshops are On!

September 15th, 2017 | Posted in News

I am announcing two more 2018 caricature workshops, one in Los Angeles January 19th-21st and one in Atlanta Feb 16th-18th. Visit my workshop page for all the details! READ MORE

Superman Book Advanced Copies!

September 14th, 2017 | Posted in News

I just got my advance copies of the new MAD kid’s book parody Superman and the Miserable, Rotten, No Fun, Really Bad Day, written by Dave Croatto with art by yours truly. A nice hardcover with a dust jacket, the print job looks very good. The book will be released on Oct 17th in bookstores and via online booksellers like Amazon, and eventually I will have signed copies available in the Studio Store. READ MORE

Sketch o’the Week- Steve Jobs!

September 13th, 2017 | Posted in Sketch O'The Week

Back to being under the gun with deadlines. Here’s an old one but appropriate after Apple’s big announcements yesterday: Apple co-founder and tech deity Steve Jobs. READ MORE

The Cartoon Bank in Withdrawal

September 12th, 2017 | Posted in General

MAD writer extraordinaire Des Devlin sent me this link to a story about how Condé Nast, publisher of a whole lot of stuff including The New Yorker, has been dropping the ball on one of the most successful commercial ventures in cartooning, The Cartoon Bank. The article is a great read since it provides a fascinating history of The Cartoon Bank and how it works, what it did to help hundreds of gag cartoonists to make a living, and how and why its current health has declined. Gag cartooning is one area of cartooning I have never done. I greatly admire the art form and… READ MORE

Monday Animated MADness- Superhero Millionaire Matchmaker!

September 11th, 2017 | Posted in Monday MADness

Here’s a look at another series of character sketches I did for a segment on the “MAD” animated show on Cartoon Network. This one was a spoof of teh Bravo network show “The Millionaire Matchmaker” featuring Bruce Wayne and Tony Stark. The animators used previous designs I’d done for Batman and Iron Man for those parts. The above image is the host of the TV show Patti Stanger, and the girl in the fish nets and the guy with the beard are two other personalities from the show. Video clip below. READ MORE


Another great caricature workshop in the books! 2018 workshops planned for LA, Atlanta and Switzerland so far, with more to come. Visit for all the details!

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