Tom's Mad Blog

Sunday Mailbag- Workshop Near Me?

February 18th, 2018 | Posted in Mailbag

Q: Will you please do one of your caricature workshops in my area/backyard? A: I get this one a lot… every time I announce a workshop in fact. The answer is probably not, but feel free to suggest a location. I choose where I am going to try and do a workshop based on a few factors. Population, obviously, is a major one. I am going to end up doing three workshops in the Los Angeles area this year. I did one in the New York City area last year and am doing another this year. I’ll have my second in London this summer and… READ MORE

On the Stands: MAD #550

February 17th, 2018 | Posted in MAD Magazine

In subscriber mailboxes, digital format and in comic books shops now, on news stands everywhere Tuesday! Cover– Mark Fredrickson The Fundalini Pages (Kenny Keil, Ed Steckley, Jon Adams, Michael Gallagher, Ray Alma, Dakota McFadzean, Mike Morse, Rich Powell, Teresa Burns Parkhurst, Nathan Cooper, Chris Carson, Jonathan Edwards, Matt Lassen, John Kirschbaum, Evan Waite, Jason Yungbluth, Jeff Kruse, Seppo Virtanen, Timothy Shamey, Sam Sisco, Jose Garibaldi, Drew Panckeri) First Aid for the Choking Victim in the Digital Age (Dick DeBartolo, Jacob Chabot) This is Pus (Desmond Devlin, Tom Richmond) Boomers vs Millennials (Kenny Keil, Rick Tulka (colorist Jim Campbelll) & Justin Peterson) Donald Trump’s Letter to… READ MORE

Atlanta Workshop Underway!

February 16th, 2018 | Posted in News

My caricature workshop in Atlanta starts today through the weekend. It’s a little bigger group than usual as I added some people who either were supposed to be in a second one I had to cancel, or who won a spot in an auction to benefit the International Society of Caricature Artists. Let’s draw! There are still some open spots in my scheduled workshops in Chicago, Long Island City, Las Vegas, Minnesota and Los Angeles if you want to participate in this unique learning experience. READ MORE

Stuff from my Studio #5- The Big Three!

February 15th, 2018 | Posted in Stuff from my Studio

The previous incarnation of my website had something called the “Me Gallery”, which was a collection of caricatures of me by other artists. It started out with some caricatures the users of an online maillist group (the precursor to forums and message boards) did of one another. Then artists from all over started emailing caricatures of me to be included. I think there were over 300 when I redid the website and decided to remove that section. The caricatures of me you see above are what I call “The Big Three”. They are by three of the best caricaturists who every walked the planet, in… READ MORE

Sketch o’the Week- Flashback!

February 14th, 2018 | Posted in Sketch O'The Week

I’m traveling and have the deadline blues so no time for a sketch today. Keeping with the Batman ’66 theme, here’s a drawing I did for the MAD TV show on Cartoon Network, the late Yvvone Craig as Batgirl. READ MORE

Open Spot in Chicago Workshop!

February 13th, 2018 | Posted in News

I just had a last minute cancellation for my Chicago caricature workshop, taking place April 20-22nd in the Chicago area suburb of Schaumburg. Up for grabs! READ MORE

Reminder to Join My Mailing List!

February 13th, 2018 | Posted in News

I get a lot of people who tell me on Facebook of Twitter or wherever that they didn’t hear about this workshop that just happened close to them or that limited edition print or whatever until it was sold out, and wished they had as they would have liked to participate or get one. It seems some folks only occasionally visit the intensely riveting and regularly updated “Tom’s Mad Blog” rather than visit every day twice a day… who knew?? Okay, 99% of my posts are time wasting stuff, but sometimes I do announce something you might actually want to hear about! How do you… READ MORE

Monday MADness: Last NYC MAD

February 12th, 2018 | Posted in MAD Magazine

MAD #550 is starting to show up in subscribers mailboxes and digitally via the MAD app, etc. (Cover above by Mark Fredrickson). I’ll list the contents as always in the week the issue is due on newsstands, which is next week Tuesday. This was the last issue produced by the New York City MAD staff, although the last production touches and the ceremonial sending off to the printer actually took place in the new year at the new offices in Burbank. Word is the new LA MAD staff added the copy above the logo on the cover, and the back cover image teasing the “New… READ MORE


New profile pic courtesy of my self-caricature for the Scott Maiko penned article “Gotcha! Mug Shots of Common (but Despicable) Criminals” from MAD 550

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