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Sketch o’the Week- Johnny Rotten!

July 12th, 2017 | Posted in Sketch O'The Week

Wow, an actual new sketch for the Sketch o’the Week! I’ve been meaning to do John Lydon aka Johnny Rotten since I did one of his fellow Sex Pistol bandmate Sid Vicious a few weeks ago. Original available in the Studio Store. READ MORE

Minnesota Workshop in Sept is On!

July 11th, 2017 | Posted in News

I promised a deadline for getting enough participants signed up for my Sept 15-17th workshop here in MN, and today is it (well, I said tomorrow but whatever). The good news is I got just enough to make the cutoff, so the workshop is on! There are still several spots available, so reserve one if you are interested. READ MORE

Monday MADness: X2!

July 10th, 2017 | Posted in MAD Magazine

This week’s Monday MADness is a look at the complete art for MAD’s parody of “X2” written by Desmond Devlin, from MAD #430, June 2003. This parody was done during a period of time where MAD was trying to get their movie spoof on the newsstands at the same time the film came out, meaning we worked from leaked advanced scripts and did everythign prior to the film’s release. In the case of this movie, they reshot the ending after reaction from audience previews, and as a result we got the ending wrong!: READ MORE

Sunday Mailbag- Do a Workshop Near Me?

July 9th, 2017 | Posted in Mailbag

Q: Are you going to come to my hometown and do a workshop? A: I get a lot of people who ask me that, and the only answer is maybe but probably not. It isn’t as easy to set up a traveling workshop as one might think. I have to find a hotel that has the right room for our needs and all that, but the biggest concern is making sure I can fill all twelve student spaces. It doesn’t make sense for me to take three plus days away from the studio and incur the expenses of travel and hotel and room rental etc.… READ MORE

Munich Workshop Underway!

July 7th, 2017 | Posted in News

My caricature workshop in Munich, Germany starts today through Sunday! Workshop class illustration above. It’s a little bigger group (16) than usual but I don’t think I’ll be back to Germany anytime soon, so I thought I’d add a few extra students as I had a lengthy waitlist. The July 12th deadline to sign up for my final 2017 workshop taking place here in MN fast approaches. The MN workshops are unique in that part of it takes place in my studio. Check out the details here. READ MORE

MN Workshop Deadline Approaches!

July 6th, 2017 | Posted in News

I had a few people sign up for my September workshop here in MN last week, so I am only ONE SHORT of the minimum needed not to cancel the class. I’m still sticking to the July 12th deadline to meet that minimum, so if you are thinking about attending one of these this will be my LAST ONE in 2017, and so far the only tentative plans I have for any in 2018 are out on the west coast. So, you midwesterners and even those out towards the east coast, this is it for a long while. Register for a spot today. READ MORE

Sketch o’the Week- William Shatner!

July 5th, 2017 | Posted in Sketch O'The Week

I’m in Germany right now visiting with my son who is studying here for the summer, so this week’s SotW will have to be another cheat. At my caricature workshops I always ask the class to pick subjects for our warm up sketches, and then I do an image search and pick a picture to work from. This is another one I did as a warmup with the rest of my workshop class in Pittsburgh last month, drawn digitally in about 10 minutes. Here’s the drawing with the photo reference we used: READ MORE

Happy 4th of July!

July 4th, 2017 | Posted in General

Have a safe and happy holiday, America! READ MORE


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