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American Sniping: Sneak Peek!

April 21st, 2015

Here’s a look at a some of the art I did on David Shayne‘s parody of “American Sniper” (clicky some to embiggen):

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American Sniping 2

American Sniping 3

American Sniping 4

American Sniping 5

Whaddya mean you want to read the jokes?? What do you think this is, a furshlugginer library? Go buy MAD #533, you putz!

Presidential Caricatures #12: Zachary Taylor!

April 20th, 2015

12-TaylorFun Facts: President for only sixteen months, some say he got sick and died eating cherries and iced milk on the Fourth of July; His horse Whitey grazed on the White House lawn until tourists started yanking hairs from his tail as souvenirs.

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On the Stands: MAD #533!

April 20th, 2015

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In comic book shops, on the iPad and in subscribers mailboxes now, on news stands everywhere tomorrow:

  • Cover (Mark Fredrickson)
  • “Weird AL” Welcome (Al Yankovic, Hermann Mejia)
  • Letters and Tomatoes (Answered by Al Yankovic)
  • The Fundalini Pages (Kenny Keil, Chris Houghton, John Kerschbaum, Joe Dator, Ward Sutton, Desmond Devlin, Kevin Pope, Dick DeBartolo, Teresa Burns Parkhurst)
  • The Weird Al-ini Pages (Anton Emdin, Patton Oswald, Scott Bricher, Seth Green, Bob Staake, Chris Hardwicke, Kristen Schaal & Rich Blomquist, James Warhola, Emo Philips, Rick Tulka, Thomas Lennon, John Hodgman)
  • Pages From Weird Al’s Notebook (Al Yankovic, Sam Sisco, Sam Viviano (uncredited))
  • Things You Never want to Learn from Ancestry.com (John Caldwell)
  • Spy vs. Spy (Peter Kuper)
  • Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions, Special Weird Al Edition (Al Jaffee)
  • MAD’s Tom Bunk Visits a Weird Al Concert (Tom Bunk)
  • The Baleful Yarn of the Mourning McGees (John Caldwell, Phil McAndrew)
  • Planet TAD!!!!! (Tim Carvell)
  • A MAD Look at California (Sergio Aragonès, colorist: Tom Luth)
  • Things to Ask Your Sex Ed Teacher (Kenny Keil, Jose Garibaldi)
  • The Captivating Tale of Pedro’s Execution (John Caldwell, Phil McAndrew)
  • The Mad Vault- From MAD #93, March 1965 (Weird Al by Rick Tulka, Artist: Mort Drucker, Writer: Larry Siegel)
  • President Obama’s Bucket List (Mike Morse, Paul Coker)
  • The Strip Club (Kenny Keil, K.C.Green, Christopher Baldwin, Kit Lively & Scott Nickel, Nathan Cooper, Box Brown, Phil McAndrew, Peet Tamburino)
  • American Sniping (David Shayne, Tom Richmond)
  • The Best of the Idiotical (Uncredited)
  • Drawn Out Dramas- Various margins throughout the magazine (Sergio Aragonès)
  • The MAD Fold-In (Al Jaffee)

According to the MAD scholars on the MAD Mumblings facebook group, “Weird Al” Yankovic appears in caricature and astounding 46 times in this issue. I know he appears at the end of the parody of “Amercian Sniper” I worked on with writer David Shayne. I’ll post a sneak peek at that tomorrow.

Now, What are you waiting for… a furshlugginer invitation?!? Go out and buy a copy, clod!

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Presidential Caricatures #11: James Polk!

April 19th, 2015

11-PolkFun Facts: Didn’t trust banks, hid all his money at home; Hosted first formal Thanksgiving dinner at the White House

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Sunday Mailbag- Empty!

April 19th, 2015

I haven’t had to post this image in a long time, but I am fresh out of questions for the Sunday mailbag!

Well, it’s not really completely empty, but the only ones I’ve got right now are either repeats of previous questions or of the “can you teach me how to cross-hatch?” or “how do you exaggerate people in caricature?” variety which aren’t really questions so much as they are requests for long and involved tutorials, and are needing a lot more time than I can give for this weekly feature. A good Sunday Mailbag question can certainly involve an image or two and a somewhat long answer, but anything like a tutorial is a different matter.

It’s entirely possible that people have run out of questions. I have been doing this every week for almost nine years, and there are only so many questions people might have about freelancing, illustration, etc. So maybe this feature has run it’s course. I guess that’s up to you.

So, if you have questions concerning cartooning, illustration, freelancing, MAD Magazine or other similar subjects I’ll be happy to answer them as best I can. E-mail me your questions and I’ll try and answer them here!

Presidential Caricatures #10: John Tyler!

April 18th, 2015

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Fun Facts: Found out he was president (after William Harrison died in office) while playing marbles with his kids; Nicknamed “His Accidency”; Had the most children of any president with fifteen.

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Presidential Caricatures #9: William Harrison!

April 17th, 2015

9-HarrisonFun Facts: Gave the longest inauguration speech in history at 1 hour and 40 minutes, caught a cold from it that turned into pneumonia, died after 32 days in office giving him the shortest term in office in presidential history.

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Presidential Caricatures #8: Martin Van Buren!

April 16th, 2015

8-Van BurenFun Facts: From Kinderhook, NY, nicknamed “Old Kinderhook” aka “O.K.”; started the U.S. Treasury; sported the greatest sideburns in the history of the office

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Presidential Caricatures #7: Andrew Jackson!

April 15th, 2015

7-JacksonFun Facts: Nicknamed “Old Hickory”, Jackson insisted the world was flat; had a pet parrot that had to be removed from his funeral because it kept cursing.

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Presidential Caricatures #6: John Quincy Adams!

April 14th, 2015

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Fun Facts: Liked to skinny dip in the Potomac on mornings during his presidency; first president to have his photograph taken; loved to garden

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