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For the Foreseeable Future…

November 18th, 2016 | Posted in General


Illustration Throwback Thursday #31

November 17th, 2016 | Posted in Illustration Throwback Thursday

Spot illustration of Whoopi Goldberg for Access magazine, circa 2000. Airbrush and watercolor. READ MORE

Studio Store Holiday Shopping Alert!

November 15th, 2016 | Posted in General

Just a friendly announcement to let everyone know I will be out of the country from Thanksgiving until Dec 13th. If anyone is considering ordering something from the Studio Store as a gift for the holidays, anything ordered after Nov 24th WILL NOT ship until Dec 14th. If you want to be sure your gift order arrives in plenty of time for the holidays be sure and order early. READ MORE


November 14th, 2016 | Posted in News

The International Society of Caricature Artists is a worldwide organization of caricaturists that welcomes all practitioners of the art form, from live street artists to gig/event artists to illustrators to fine artists and everywhere in between. If you do caricature, you are part of their family. Every year they have a big convention/competition somewhere in the U.S., where hundreds of caricaturists from all over the planet gather and draw each other silly for 5 days, eventually voting on winners in many different categories and crowning a “Caricaturist of the Year” (aka the “Golden Nosey”). They also have a lineup of speakers and presenters. This year… READ MORE

Sunday Mailbag- Caricaturing Animals?

November 13th, 2016 | Posted in Mailbag

Q: You put a lot of effort into your caricatures of people, and they’re brilliant. Your animals are also brilliant. How much effort do you put into animal caricatures? A horse is a horse I guess, but there are many breeds of dogs to get right. How hard is it to do them all in your style? And what happens when you have to draw an animal you’ve never done before? A sloth? Or a horseshoe crab? Or a giant weta? A: Thanks for the kind words! I’m not sure “caricature” is a term you can strictly apply to an exaggerated drawing of something other… READ MORE

Tremendous Tom Bunk!

November 11th, 2016 | Posted in General

Last weekend I was in Dallas TX hanging out with a bunch of fellow members of the Usual Gang of Idiots at the 3rd annual “MAD About Dallas” show. The very talented lineup was David DeGrand, Kit Lively, Scott Nickel, and the incomparable Tom Bunk. I’d met Tom a few times at various MAD events, but never got a chance to spend any time with him. I’ve been a fan for a very long time, going back to his “Wacky Packages” and “Garbage Pail Kids” days. His work for MAD is ridiculously entertaining. It was great getting to chat and watch him draw for fans.… READ MORE

Special Guest at Delhi Comic Con, India!

November 10th, 2016 | Posted in News

This is crazy, but I am going to be a special guest at the Delhi Comic Con, New Delhi, India on December 9-11th. I’m being joined by fellow special guest Erik Larsen of Image Comics “Savage Dragon” (among lots of other things) fame for the three day event. I’m honored and humbled by the invitation… also I love curry. I’ll be doing a presentation and participating in a few panels as well as signing stuff and meeting and greeting fans (I’m assured MAD magazine is well known in India… really??). I guess we’ll find out. READ MORE

Sketch o’the Week- Joe Keery!

November 9th, 2016 | Posted in Sketch O'The Week

This week’s sketch continues our “Stranger Things” series with Joe Keery aka Steve Harrington. As always, the original is available in the Studio Store. READ MORE


Sketch o'the Week- Joe Keery! #strangerthings @uncle_jezzy @strangerthingstv @mad.magazine #caricature

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