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Joel Schumacher Says He’s Sorry

June 15th, 2017 | Posted in General

From “Battyman Begone” MAD #455, July 2005- Words by Des Devlin In a recent article with VICE, director Joel Schumacher apologized to all fans of Batman for his film “Batman and Robin”. Not only was that film totally unwatchable, it killed a movie franchise that didn’t get rebooted until “Batman Begins” eight years later. As a lifelong fan of Batman, I still am scratching my head over “Batman and Robin”. You would think that someone involved in the production would have looked over the dialogue in the script, watched the dailies while the actors chewed the scenery to shreds with their over the top and… READ MORE

Sketch o’the Week- Justin Timberlake!

June 14th, 2017 | Posted in General

Super busy trying to get caught up and ahead before a trip down to Florida next week to visit my youngest daughter The Effervescent Gabrielle, so here’s an old sketch of Justin Timberlake from that recently found old sketchbook. READ MORE

Remembering Adam West

June 12th, 2017 | Posted in General

I was teaching a workshop in Pittsburgh this weekend when the news of Adam West‘s sudden passing broke. It is no exaggeration to say that his 60’s TV show “Batman” was what got me hooked on comics as a very young kid, and probably is the reason I am a cartoonist today. After many years of disdain heaped on the campy nature of that show by “real” Batman fans it was great to see it embraced by so many in the last few years as the nostalgia factor finally kicked into high gear. That show was a wonderful and beloved take on a character that… READ MORE

Adam West RIP

June 10th, 2017 | Posted in General

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Memorial Day

May 29th, 2017 | Posted in General

In honor of those who have fallen in defense of our country and our freedoms, here’s a link to my recap of the first “downrange” USO trip of National Cartoonist Society cartoonists since the Vietnam War. I was lucky to be part of a group that included Jeff Bacon, Chip Bok, Bruce Higdon, Jeff Keane, Rick Kirkman, Stephan Pastis, Mike Peters, Michael Ramirez, and Garry Trudeau. Proud to have been part of that team, which traveled to draw for wounded warriors in Germany and then on to Iraq to draw for troops deployed in the war zone. Remember our fallen heroes today… and every day. READ MORE

MAD About China

May 25th, 2017 | Posted in General

The NCS Gang: L to R: Me, John and Suzanne Glynn, Luke, Steve and Joe McGarry I just spend the better part of ten days in China as part of what was billed as the “2017 China- U.S. Comics Summit Forum” at the Jilin Animation Institute in Changchun. It was an intensive, jam-packed week of forums, panels, talks and lectures as well as a lot of touring of J.A.I. and it’s many program exhibits by our delegation from the National Cartoonists Society. Consul General of U.S. Consolate General Shenyang Gregory May addresses the forum The Jilin Animation Institute itself is a very impressive facility. The… READ MORE

MAD about SNL!

May 20th, 2017 | Posted in General

Tonight is the season finale of Saturday Night Live, and longtime (and departing) castmember Bobby Moynihan commissioned me to do this group illustration of the cast as well as a few of the guest highlights from this year. Congrats on a stellar season… we are big fans in the Richmond household! READ MORE

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

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

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

Original Art/ Spec. Ed. Print Sale!

May 2nd, 2017 | Posted in General

I have a handful of my “Special Edition” versions of my Dracula and Doctor Who prints left taking up space in my flat files, so I am pricing them to sell at more than 50% off. The Special Editions are a signed and numbered print AND the original black and white inked artwork of one of the caricatures from the print. I have three “Doctor Who” SE’s still available: Peter Davison Colin Baker Paul McGann And two of the “Dracula” SE’s: Louis Jourdan Christian Camargo Get them while you can. Formerly $125 now only $60! READ MORE

Minnesota Caricature Workshop Report!

May 1st, 2017 | Posted in General

I taught my third caricature workshop conducted here in Minnesota this past weekend. We had a great group of artists ranging from seasoned pros to relative newbies and had a terrific time. Thanks to all who participated! Above is the group caricature I did for the workshop T-Shirt. I have another Minnesota workshop this weekend, then then three this summer in Pittsburgh, Munich and Long Island City NY. Munich and Pittsburgh are sold out but there are still spaces available for the June 9-11th workshop in Pittsburgh. Sign up while you still can… it’s getting close! READ MORE

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