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Sunday Mailbag- Just Ignore The Bad Ones?

August 20th, 2017 | Posted in General

Q: I did a caricature gig for the opening of a local restaurant. My first customer was a heavy woman in her ’50s, my first drawing of the night. She had such a roundish, potatoish face and I did my best but threw away the first one and didn’t do much better on the second. Question; when somebody has a face like that do you define the features with cheekbones you don’t see and muscle tone that isn’t there? Second question; early in your career did you ever run into a similar circumstance where you couldn’t nail the face and were stumped or did you… READ MORE

A Handy Guide

August 17th, 2017 | Posted in General

These are some style guides for generic hands for an animated project I am working on right now. They are just a bunch of general hand gestures that the CGI artists will use for their basic constructs, male and female versions. The difference between the two, beside the obvious longer fingernails for the female hands, is mainly in the size and “meaty-ness” of the palm and fingers. In general females have smaller and more slender hands, where males are thicker and meatier. Interesting enough when I researched it, women and men have different sized fingers. Females tend to have longer thumbs and index fingers, but… READ MORE

Wacom Video Interview

August 15th, 2017 | Posted in General

A short video interview with me while I do a quick doodle of MAD‘s Alfred E. Neuman on a Wacom Cintiq 27QHD. READ MORE

Mocking Mark Evanier (and Amber)!

August 9th, 2017 | Posted in General

Busy in teaching a workshop in NYC right now, so in lieu of my usual “Sketch o’ the Week” I thought I’d post a couple of pieces I did for some friends recently. If you are into comic books at all you will probably know who Mark Evanier is. He’s one of the best humor writers in comics, animation and television out there, as well and being a bona-fide expert in comics and entertainment history. Maybe you’ve enjoyed his work on Groo the Wanderer with Sergio Aragonés and Stan Sakai. Perhaps you’ve watched some episodes of Garfield and Friends, the animated show on which he… READ MORE

Still One Spot Left in Sept MN Workshop

August 3rd, 2017 | Posted in General

Whoops! That last spot got snapped up. Sorry. I’ll have more workshops in 2018! Due to that cancellation I still have one spot left in my September workshop in Eagan, MN. The Minnesota workshops are unique in that we spend Friday evening at my home and studio, where I not only feed and water you but demonstrate my inking and illustration techniques in my studio and with my usual tools and equipment. Very different experience from the traveling roadshow that is the out of town workshops. The studio tour includes a look through my flat files and archives with tons of originals, preliminary sketches and… READ MORE

Come See Me at Chicago Comic Con!

July 28th, 2017 | Posted in General

I know I just got back from San Diego Comic Con, but now here I am off to Wizard World Chicago formerly known as Chicago Comic Con, Aug 24-27th at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. Alas I will be solo this year as The Lovely Anna has a family event that cropped up that weekend that I should be at also but I am committed to being at the show. I am actually a featured guest at this show! I’m moving up in the world I guess (hello Comic-Con International and ReedPOP… hello?). Anyway part of that is you can use… READ MORE

Cancellation means opening for MN Workshop in September!

July 25th, 2017 | Posted in General

I just had a cancellation for my Sept 15-17th Minnesota workshop, which means I now have an open spot! If you were thinking about attending better jump on it ASAP. READ MORE

San Diego Comic Con Report

July 25th, 2017 | Posted in General

Me and my booth babe The Lovely Anna Another SDCC in the books. Had a great time as always. Many thanks to all the people that came up to say hello and chat, and especially those who commissioned a caricature or sketch cover or bought some of my garbage. One of the highlights for me was once again being called up on stage to do a little drawing game during the “Quick Draw” show on Saturday. Host Mark Evanier has had me do that for a few years running and as humbling as it is to try and keep up with Sergio Aragonès and Scott… READ MORE

San Diego Comic Con 2017

July 21st, 2017 | Posted in General

A few shots from SDCC: The Lovely Anna and I  at booth I-02 MAD represents at the DC Comics booth The annual “Mad about MAD” panel L to R: Sam Viviano, Ryan Flanders, Sergio Aragonés, Moi, Peter Kuper, Kenny Keil. Just off the pic to the left was MAD Senior VP and Executive Editor John Ficarra who was the panel host. Talking about the new book I illustrated, coming out this fall. Apparently this guy is a really big Al Jaffee fan. READ MORE

September MN Workshop Sold Out!

July 18th, 2017 | Posted in General

My final workshop of 2017, being conducted here in Minnesota Sept 15th-17th is SOLD OUT! However, if you are interested in attending please send us a note and we’ll add you to the waitlist. We almost always have a cancellation or two, so your chances of getting a spot are good… especially if you get on the waitlist early. If I get a cancellation I start with the first person on the waitlist and offer them the spot, then work my way down the list if they are unable to attend. It costs nothing to get on the waitlist and you have no obligation to… READ MORE

Pre Comic-Con Deadline Blues

July 14th, 2017 | Posted in General

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Happy 4th of July!

July 4th, 2017 | Posted in General

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