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Illustration Throwback Thursday #33

February 16th, 2017 | Posted in Illustration Throwback Thursday

These were a series of gag spot illustrations I did in 2005 for National Geographic World magazine to accompany a story about well-known “bad luck” superstitions. The idea was to show someone doing (or about to do) that “bad luck” thing and the impending consequences. I’ll let you guess which superstitions each refer to… READ MORE

Sketch o’the Week- Prince!

February 15th, 2017 | Posted in Classic Rock Sketch Series

I got bored with the “Westworld” sketches (got sick of cowboy hats) and decided to go back to some rock and roll icons. Here’s Minnesota’s own, the late, great Prince. Inks on 67lb paper. Original available in the Studio Store. READ MORE

Long Island City, NY Workshop in August!

February 14th, 2017 | Posted in News

Now available for registration–my caricature workshop in Long Island City, NY, Aug 8-10th, 2017! This 3 day intensive workshop will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, Long Island City, located just a 5 minute walk from the Queens Plaza subway station, and only 5 miles from La Guardia airport. Get all the details and reserve your space here! There are also spots still available for my two Minnesota workshops in late April and Early May. Not only are these $100 per student cheaper (no travel or shipping expenses here in MN), but it also features an evening in my studio to see lots of… READ MORE

London Workshop Art!

February 14th, 2017 | Posted in General

Here’s the artwork I did for my London Workshop that took place back in December. It was a great group and we had a lot of fun! I’ve got workshops planned for here in MN as well as in Long Island City, NY and pending ones in Pittsburgh and Munich Germany this summer. Check out my Workshop page for all the details and to reserve your space! READ MORE

On the Stands: MAD #544!

February 13th, 2017 | Posted in MAD Magazine

In subscribers mailboxes, comic books shops and via digital now, on news stands next Tuesday!!: Cover (Mark Fredrickson) Letters and Tomatoes (Ed.) Remembering Don “Duck” Edwing (John Ficarra, MAD Executive Editor) Remembering Paul Peter Porges (John Ficarra, MAD Executive Editor) The Fundalini Pages (Paul Coker, Kyle Bridgett, Teresa Burns Parkhurst, Ward Sutton, Bob Staake, Mike Morse, Sarah Chalek, Stephen Silver, Rick Tulka, Matt Lassen, Tom Bunk, Sara Lautman, Drew Panckeri, Jeff Kruse) Fantastic Dweebs and How to Fleece Them (Desmond Devlin, Anton Emdin) How Donald Trump Stacks Up Against the other 43 U.S. Presidents (Writer: Jeff Kruse) A MAD Look at Drones (Sergio AragonĂ©s, colorist:… READ MORE

Sunday Mailbag- Parody Us?

February 12th, 2017 | Posted in Mailbag

Q: Has a director ever asked Mad Magazine to do a parody of their movie? Or have you guys only ever picked films to do parodies on of your own volition? A: Back in the day movie studios were rumored to have sent MAD press kits and other promotional stuff to try and get them to do a parody of their films, but no one has ever told me of a specific example. Knowing the people behind the magazine the way I do, any efforts of that kind from the movie studios were wasted. They spoof what they want to spoof. The choice as to… READ MORE

NCSF Auction Ends Sunday!

February 10th, 2017 | Posted in News

Just a test to see if I am altering the real or the former version of my website… reminder that the National Cartoonists Society Foundation’s benefit auction featuring some very cool and very rare pieces of original cartoon art ends on Sunday at various times, some items bidding ending as early as 8:00 am . All the proceeds go to the NCS Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) charity that works with the NCS on several worthwhile programs like the Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship, which provides a $5000 grant every year to a student of cartooning; the Cartooning for Kids program with sends cartoonists to children’s hospitals… READ MORE

MAD #544 Sneak Peek

February 9th, 2017 | Posted in General

The Huffington Post published an exclusive sneak peek at Des Devlin and my piece in the next issue of MAD… “The Trump Family Circus”. Enjoy, and my apologies to my friend Jeff Keane. Some closer looks: Get the rest and much more in MAD #544, coming to a news stand near you soon! READ MORE

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