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Still Time for Studio Store Holiday Gifts…

December 15th, 2017 | Posted in News

… but it’s running out. All orders placed by Sunday ship Monday, and I’ll try to keep up with shipping as the week progresses, but shipping times get dicey the week before the holidays. On the workshop front, I’ll have some news next week about more upcoming locations and dates, but right now I have only ONE SPOT remaining in the Toronto and Dallas workshops, and only TWO SPOTS left for the London workshop. So don’t wait any longer if you are thinking about going, or want to get a spot for someone for a Christmas gift. READ MORE

MAD #549 Sneak Peek #2

December 14th, 2017 | Posted in MAD Magazine

As promised, here’s a look at the art for the other piece I had in this issue… a parody of the movie poster for “Wet Hot American Summer” but entitled “White Hate American Summer”. Some of the people depicted are from the VICE mini-documentary “Charlottesville: Race and Terror”. Original “Wet Hot American Summer” movie poster below. Whaddaya mean you want to read the jokes? What do you think this is, a furshlugginer library? Go buy a copy of MAD #549, clod! It’s on news stands now! READ MORE

Sketch o’the Week- Daniel Craig!

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

I’m on a rare actual vacation in Florida, so this week’s SotW is a flashback from my book: 007 himself, Daniel Craig! READ MORE

New York is MAD No More

December 12th, 2017 | Posted in General

Last night was a tough night for a lot of the Usual Gang of Idiots. The MAD staff is just putting the finishing touches on issue #550, which goes to press next week. It will be the last issue of MAD produced in New York City, where MAD has been produced for over 65 years. Last night there was a “wrap” party of sorts for the staff and major contributors at the Society of Illustrators. I flew in from my vacation in Orlando to say goodbye (professionally anyway) to some people who have been a very important part of my life for over 17 years.… READ MORE

On the Stands: MAD #549!

December 11th, 2017 | Posted in General

In subscribers mailboxes, comic book shops, and available digitally now, and on news stands everywhere tomorrow: MAD #549 (February 2018) Cover (Mark Fredrickson) The Fundalini Pages (Jeff Kruse, Bob Staake, Matt Lassen, Peter Kuper, Brian Boone, Chris Houghton, Mike Morse, John Kerschbaum, Kenny Keil, John McNamee, Rick Tulka, Samuel Ferri) The MAD 20 Dumbest People, Events and Things of 2017 (opener: Mike Morse, Scott Bricher) Team Trump Colludes with Russians (Artist: Mark Fredrickson) Bill O’Reilly (Uncredited) United Airlines Passenger Removal (Writers: Joe Raiola & Charlie Kadau) White Supremacists March (Artist: Tom Richmond) Academy Award Show Screw-Up (Artist: Chris Wahl) Trump on Twitter (Artist: Mike Loew)… READ MORE

Sunday Mailbag: Happy Accidents?

December 10th, 2017 | Posted in Mailbag

Q: How much of your drawings are not planned? I mean, are there parts where you are thinking: “Hey, I didn’t plan to draw this line/look/composition like that, but it looks good. I’ll keep that!” A: That’s what Bob Ross used to call “happy accidents”. When you get right down to it, all drawing is like that. As an artist I have an idea of what I want my drawing to look like, and then I spend time pursuing that mental image. Sometimes it appears instantly, sometime I have to chase it down. That mental image is seldom a fully finished drawing in your mind,… READ MORE

Z-People Sneak Peek

December 8th, 2017 | Posted in News

I guess I should have held off with the Deadline Demon this morning. Sitcomics just released a look at proofs of a couple of pages from their upcoming “Z-People” comic written by Darin Henry, pencils and inks by me, colors by Glenn Whitmore and letters by Marshall Dillon. Here they are! The book will be released next month. Check out the Sitcomics page for more details. READ MORE

The Dreaded Deadline Demon

December 8th, 2017 | Posted in General

It’s been a while since the Demon has reared his ugly head… not because I’ve not had deadlines but because I’ve actually been home for a solid month 7 straight weeks (almost) and been able to keep up with things. Not so right now, As I am headed out for a week starting Saturday and need to finish a big job before I hit the road. See you on the other side! READ MORE


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