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Special Guest at The Lakes Comics Festival!

February 17th, 2017 | Posted in News

I’m honored to be a special guest and The Lakes International Comic Art Festival in the Lakes District, Kendal, UK on October 13-15th, 2017. The guest list is gigantic and full of world class comics creators (and me). One of the biggest features of the event this year is the appearance of MAD legend Sergio Aragonés, who will be bestowing the newly minted National Cartoonists Society‘s “NCS Sergio Aragonés International Award for Excellence in Comic Art”. In attendence will be a number of NCS folks including former NCS presidents Steve McGarry and Rick Stromoski. This is the fifth annual “The Lakes International Comic Art Festival”,… 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

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

Las Vegas Workshop Underway!

February 8th, 2017 | Posted in News

I’m currently in Sin City conducting a caricature workshop with a great group of participants. I have several other workshops either already set up or in the works. Check out my Workshop page for locations and details, and to reserve your space! READ MORE

NCS Foundation Benefit Auction!

February 6th, 2017 | Posted in News

The National Cartoonists Society Foundation is holding a benefit auction featuring some very cool and very rare pieces of original cartoon art. All the proceeds go to the NCS Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) charity that works with the NCS to promote education in cartooning, encourage aspiring cartoonists through scholarships, and to provide assistance to cartoonists in need. The NCSF has 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 all over the country with goody bags full of art supplies and comics… READ MORE

New Minnesota Workshops Now Scheduled!

February 3rd, 2017 | Posted in News

I have just confirmed two weekend workshop dates for here in Minnesota this coming spring: April 28th-30th May 5th-7th Both will take place at the Quality Inn and Suites in Eagan, MN. Tuition is $500, with a refundable $100 deposit to reservce your space. The Minnesota workshops are unique in several ways: First, they only cost $500. My out-of-town workshops are going to be $600 from now on due to the time involved, travel costs, shipping costs, and the higher costs of the venues. Here in MN I can keep the costs lower and pass that along to the students. If you are local or… READ MORE

Dallas Workshop Cancelled

January 31st, 2017 | Posted in News

I’m afraid I have to cancel my workshop in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. I thought I’d give it a try since I had a sudden window of time open to do one over those dates, but there was very little follow through despite my getting several emails expressing interest in my doing one there when I mentioned it as a possible spot. Maybe there was not enough time between it being announced and the dates of the workshop. Regardless, no Dallas workshop in March. If you signed up you’ll get a refund immediately for your deposit. READ MORE

Gerry Gersten: 1927-2017

January 27th, 2017 | Posted in MAD Magazine

MAD lost yet another long-time contributor with the passing of Gerry Gersten at age 89 on January 12th, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. From MAD: We’re sorry to report that 2017 is picking up where 2016 left off, with the passing of yet another MAD contributor. Gerry Gersten, one of MAD’s most talented caricaturists, passed away over the weekend. With his pencil on vellum technique, Gerry produced many full-page impact pieces of art for MAD, including memorable drawings of Ronald Reagan, Dr. Ruth and Elvis Presley. Our condolences go out to Gerry’s family. We will have more on Gerry’s career in MAD #545.… READ MORE

Orlando Workshop Underway!

January 19th, 2017 | Posted in News

My Orlando Caricature Workshop starts today through Saturday. Check my new Workshop Page for details, upcoming dates and other info. If dates are set you’ll find a link to the a place to place a deposit. If it’s still TBD you’ll find a link to my contact page where you can email me and say you’d be interested… no obligation. Potential future locations include Dallas TX, Pittsburgh PA, Springfield MA, New Jersey, NJ, Munich Germany and Eagan, MN! READ MORE

Dallas Workshop in March?

December 30th, 2016 | Posted in News

Art for one of my past workshop T-shirts The Las Vegas workshop is all sold out. I’m looking into doing a workshop in the Dallas, TX area March 24th-26th (Thu-Sat). Just gauging interest at this point. If you would be interested in participating, drop me an note. No commitment, just getting a head count of interested parties. READ MORE

One Spot Left in Vegas Workshop!

December 29th, 2016 | Posted in News

I’m down to only one available spot left in my Feb 7-9th Las Vegas caricature workshop! Details here. Working on a Dallas area workshop in March… READ MORE

Don “Duck” Edwing, 1934-2016

December 27th, 2016 | Posted in MAD Magazine

2016 took yet another longtime member of the “Usual Gang of Idiots” with the passing of Don “Duck” Edwing on Dec 26th at the age of 84. If I was required to name the most unsung hero in the history of MAD, it might be Duck. Not only did he have official bylines in over 250 issue of the magazine since 1961, he was also an uncredited writer for many later Don Martin and Spy vs. Spy cartoons and other features, as well as contributing cover ideas and “punching up” other scripts and articles. Behind the scenes Duck’s sense of humor and writing contributions were… READ MORE

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