Tom's Mad Blog

Fine China

May 12th, 2017 | Posted in General

I’m currently in China with a few fellow cartoonists where we will be lecturing and participating in a China-U.S. Cartooning cultural exchange at the Jilin Animation Institute in Changchun. Jilin Province. Actually right now I am in Beijing seeing some sights. I will be at JAI all next week. I doubt I’ll be blogging much while I am here, but expect a full report on my return. READ MORE

Pittsburgh Workshop Close to Sell Out

May 11th, 2017 | Posted in News

I have had a run the last few days on registration for my caricature workshop in Pittsburgh, PA June 9-11th… we are down to only two more available spots! If you are still on the fence about doing this don’t wait much longer. This is the only workshop I currently have planned with any space left in it for 2017. READ MORE

Sketch o’the Week- Adele!

May 10th, 2017 | Posted in Classic Rock Sketch Series

I don’t think the marvelous Adele qualifies as an example of “Classic Rock” quite yet, but I’m including this older sketch in that series just because she is a modern classic. Original available in the Studio Store. READ MORE

Tuesday MADness- Behind Empty Lines!

May 9th, 2017 | Posted in General

Monday MADness… Tuesday edition. For a brief time in 2002 I was MAD‘s go-to artist for the parodies of all films starring both Gene Hackman and Owen Wilson! That was a short lived specialty, but I did get to do the art for MAD‘s spoof of “The Royal Tenebaums” (MAD 417, May 2002) and this film, “Behind Enemy Lines”. Or as MAD called it in #415, March 2002: READ MORE

Another Workshop in the Books!

May 8th, 2017 | Posted in News

I taught another great group of students this past weekend here in Minnesota… including one who came all the way from Brisbane, Australia! My traditional class T-shirt illustration is above. I’ve only got one workshop with spaces still available this year, and it’s next month in Pittsburgh. Details here. READ MORE

Sunday Mailbag- Learning Caricature?

May 7th, 2017 | Posted in Mailbag

Q: Can just anyone learn how to draw caricatures, granted they have some artistic talent in the first place? A: I guess that depends on at what level of success you consider needs to be reached before the artist in question can “draw caricatures”. Art is subjective. Anyone can pick up a pencil and move it around on a piece of paper and that’s drawing. Mastering drawing, or any art form, is a different story. That’s a lifelong pursuit. Caricature is an artform and anyone can learn about it, study it, and practice drawing them. Study and practice hard enough and, with your caveat of… READ MORE

The Dreaded Deadline Demon

May 5th, 2017 | Posted in General

This is what happens when you slack off for a day just because you happened to have been born on that date 51 years ago…. READ MORE

Happy Geeks with a Lisp Day!

May 4th, 2017 | Posted in MAD Magazine

“May the Fourth be with you”??? … D’okay. READ MORE


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