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A Sketchy Sale II

March 24th, 2017 | Posted in News

For the next 17 hours or so (midnight U.S. Central DST) I’m having a 50% sale on any of the original “Sketch o’the Week” caricature sketches in the Studio Store. Get ’em while the getting’s good! READ MORE

Come See Me at Wondercon!

March 24th, 2017 | Posted in News

It’s been years since I last had a space at Wondercon… in fact it was still in San Fransisco the last time I was there. This year I’ll be at space #DL-o2 with my usual set of garbage, including a big stack of Goodnight Batcave books, a few original MAD pages, My Mad Art of Caricature and Sketch o’the Week books, lots of copies of MAD, my limited edition prints, comic-con exclusive mini-prints, and of course lots of commissions and caricatures I draw on the spot! Come and see The Lovely Anna and me next weekend, Fri March 31 thorugh Sun April 2nd at the… READ MORE

Workshop Spots Still Available (except Germany!)

March 23rd, 2017 | Posted in News

There are a number of spots available in my two upcoming Minnesota workshops, as well as the two summer ones in Pittsburgh and New York (Long Island City). The one in Munich is sold out! Here’s the inventory left: Eagan, MN: April 28-30th, 2017-  5 spots left! Eagan, MN: May 5-7th, 2017- 7 spots left! Pittsburgh PA: June 9-11th, 2017- 6 spots left! Munich, Germany: July 7-9th, 2017- SOLD OUT! Long Island City, NY: Aug 8-10 2017-  5 spots left! The MN ones are unique in that the Friday event takes place in my studio, which gives you the opportunity to have me demo my drawing,… READ MORE

MAD’s Move Out West…

March 21st, 2017 | Posted in MAD Magazine

A week or so ago Bleeding Cool broke the news that MAD was apparently following the rest of DC Comics out to Burbank “soon”. Back in 2013 when DC announced they were moving out of NYC and to Burbank, I wrote this post speculating on what would happen with MAD. The short version is I saw four possible scenarios: Enough current MAD editors and art staff make the move that MAD remains the MAD we know and love. DC bankrolls a small, separate MAD office in NYC, and MAD remains the MAD we know and love. DC forms a new editorial and art staff to… READ MORE

Monday MADness: More Superman Bad Day Peeks.

March 20th, 2017 | Posted in MAD Magazine

Here’s a couple more sneak peeks (courtesy of Mashable) at some pages from MAD‘s Superman and the Miserable, Rotten, No Fun, Really Bad Day, coming out this fall. Words by Dave Croatto, art by me.   On sale everywhere in October!… READ MORE

Pittsburgh Workshop is On!

March 14th, 2017 | Posted in News

The dates for my workshop in Pittsburgh this summer are finally set… June 9th-11th! The workshop will take place at the Comfort Inn & Suites RIDC Park. Click here for all the details and to reserve your spot. This will be the last workshop I schedule for 2017. I have some spots still available in the other ones currently scehduled: Eagan, MN: April 28-30th, 2017-  4 spots left Eagan, MN: May 5-7th, 2017-  8 spots left Pittsburgh PA: June 9-11th, 2017-  Just Listed! Munich, Germany: July 7-9th, 2017-  ONLY 1 spot left! Long Island City, NY: Aug 8-10 2017-  5 spots left If any of… READ MORE

Sneak Peek: New MAD Parody Kids Book!

March 8th, 2017 | Posted in MAD Magazine

Mashable just debuted an exclusive sneak peek at MAD‘s newest kids book parody, written by Dave Croatto with art by me. Goodnight Batcave did so well they followed it up with Superman and the Miserable, Rotten, No Fun, Really Bad Day, in bookstores October 17th. I finished up the art for this around the holidays, and am already working on another book project for them. Check out Mashable for a peek at some of the interior pages. READ MORE

2016 NCS Reuben Award Nominees Announced!

March 3rd, 2017 | Posted in News

The National Cartoonists Society just released the names of the nominees for the 2016 award for “Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year”, also know as “The Reuben”. Quite a slate of talent: Lynda Barry Stephan Pastis Hilary B. Price Mark Tatulli Ann Telnaes Follow this link for some short bios on each nominee, The Reuben is meant as a recognition for outstanding work in the year in which the artist was nominated, in this case 2016. The statuette was designed by Rube Goldberg, thus the name “The Reuben”. Congratulations to the nominees! The winner will be announce at the 71st annual Reuben Awards banquet on May… READ MORE

Munich, Germany Workshop is On!

February 21st, 2017 | Posted in News

The registration page for my Munich, Germany caricature workshop is now live! The workshop will take place July 7-9th, 2017 at the Leonardo Hotel Munich City South. That’s a Fri, Sat and Sunday. This will be my one and only workshop in Europe in 2017, so if you are interested in participating don’t miss out. Visit the workshop page for more details! Also, there are still plenty of spaces available for my workshops here in Minnesota in late April/early May. The MN workshops are unique in that the Friday night event takes place in my home and studio, where I demonstrate my drawing, inking and… READ MORE

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

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