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See Me at Wizard World Chicago!

August 16th, 2016 | Posted in News

You’ll find me in artist’s alley at table F-2 starting this Thursday through Sunday! Show hours: Thursday, Aug 18, 2016 – 3pm – 8pm Friday, Aug 19, 2016 – 12pm – 7pm Saturday, Aug 20, 2016 – 10am – 7pm Sunday, Aug 21, 2016 – 10am – 5pm I’ll have my usual assortment of crap to peddle including: Limited Edition Prints of Sherlock, Doctor Who, Superman and the new Dracula* Signed copies of MAD Comic Con Exclusive Mini-Prints MAD #539 variant sketch covers!!! Signed copies of The Mad Art of Caricature A few original sketches Caricatures and commissions! Original pages from MAD Magazine! *I will… READ MORE

MAD About Storytelling

August 15th, 2016 | Posted in MAD Magazine

Photo by illustrator Buck Jones This past Friday I joined MAD art director Sam Viviano and MAD writer Desmond Devlin, along with MAD‘s Maddest Writer Dick DeBartolo via teleconference, at The Kaneko gallery in Omaha, NE for a panel talk about storytelling…. MAD style. Kanenko is a public non-profit cultural organization, exploring and encouraging the process of creativity, and how it impacts everyday lives. It was established in 1998 by international artist Jun Kaneko and his wife Ree. They organize ongoing programs that explore various areas of creativity, and this summer the are exploring the art of “storytelling”, which includes graphic storytelling in comics, cartooning and… READ MORE

Sunday Mailbag- Bland Faces?

August 14th, 2016 | Posted in Mailbag

Q: How do you go when you have to caricature someone who has no discernible features?  Case in point, the actor Peter Davison who played the fifth Doctor Who.  Back in the day many artists had a lot of trouble capturing his likeness particularly when it came to painting his likeness to use on book covers and other pieces of merchandise – even a number of comic book artists had that problem.  They couldn’t find a “hook” for his face as the actor was in his late twenties, he had a very smooth face and had facial features that didn’t lend themselves easily to caricature. … READ MORE

Holy Sellout, Batman!

August 12th, 2016 | Posted in News

Well, almost. I thought I’d better post a public disservice announcement to say I have only 16 of these hand signed/numbered “Bats in the Belfry” limited edition prints left. That’s of a run of 450, and when they are gone, they’re gone… no reprints. I have a handful of extra prints (you always get a few more than you order) that I will make available as “artist proofs”, but it will essentially be “sold out” very soon… certainly by the end of the Wizard World Chicago Con I will be at next week. So, if you were thinking about getting one as a Christmas gift… READ MORE

MAD About Omaha

August 11th, 2016 | Posted in MAD Magazine

An Invasion of Idiots is about to hit Omaha, Nebraska… The Usual Gang of Idiots that is. I’ll be joining longtime MAD artist and current VP of Art & Design (a fancy title for “Head Art Director”) Sam Viviano and longtime MAD writer Desmond Devlin, along with REALLY longtime MAD writer Dick Debartolo (via video) for a presentation and panel discussion on the storytelling aspects of MAD Magazine. It all happens at the Kaneko Building 1111 Jones St. in Omaha tomorrow, Friday Aug 12th, at 7:00 pm. Here’s the low (and I mean VERY low) down: KANEKO will host MAD About Storytelling, a discussion panel… READ MORE

Sketch o’the Week Flashback: Michael Phelps!

August 10th, 2016 | Posted in Sketch O'The Week

Kinda busy right now so here’s a suddenly relevant again subject: 21 times Golden Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps! I did this sketch in 2008 during the Summer Olympics in Beijing. READ MORE

MAD #541 Sneak Peek…

August 9th, 2016 | Posted in MAD Magazine

I know Newsarama already posted the first two pages of this parody, but here’s a look at some of the other panels from the rest of the spoof… Incidentally, I inked everything except the splash page digitally on my new Wacom Cintiq 27QHD for this job. I last tried that with the parody of “Green Lantern” several years ago. Results were better this time but still not as good as when I use the real thing IMO. Whaddya mean you want to read the jokes in the word boxes??? Whaddya think this is, a fershlugginer library? Go out and buy a copy, clod! READ MORE

On The Stands: MAD #541

August 8th, 2016 | Posted in MAD Magazine

In subscribers mailboxes, comic books shops and via digital now, on news stands tomorrow!!: Cover (Mark Fredrickson) Letters and Tomatoes (Ed.) The Fundalini Pages (Jeff Kruse, Kevin Pope, J.C. Duffy, Al Jaffee, Hermann Mejia, Stephen Silver, Matt Lubchansky, Gary Hallgren, Kenny Keil, Paul Coker, Josh Mecouch, Samuel Ferri, Mike Morse, Jonathan Edwards, Joe Dator) Fixer Hucksters (Dick Debartolo, Tom Richmond) Spy vs. Spy (Peter Kuper) Recycled AD Slogans (Desmond Devlin, Rick Tulka, Colors: Jim Campbell) The U.S. Politician Price Guide (Frank Santopadre & Evan White, Peter Kuper) MAD’s Tips for Tipping Part 2 (Kenny Keil, John Kerschbaum) Crapped (Writer: Scott Maiko) Signs You’re At A… READ MORE

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