On the Drawing Board

July 24th, 2006 | Posted in MAD Magazine

So far I have managed to enter something in this blog almost every day since it’s inception, although an argument can be made as to if I actually had anything to say all those days… but I digress. This little recurring feature, entitled “On the Drawing Board” will give visitors a look at some of the projects I’ve got in progress, complete with some images of the roughs or various other stages.

Right now I have three jobs in the works:

The Ralph Nader vs. GM images for the Museum of Tort Law– I just finished the color comps for this job. Not much to see yet, but here’s the finished pencils with a little color added. Currently in for review:


Marlin Company workplace poster– I do one of these a month at least for this company, and they are always a lot of fun. They are used as posters sent to subscribed businesses with messages like “teamwork” and such. This one is obviously for their October printings. Currently at the pencil rough stage:


MAD job: “Hell’s Kitchen” TV show parody– Just got this one last week with a nasty 10 day deadline. Should be in issue #470 on the stands in September. Currently at the rough layout stage. I posted a scan earlier but upon looking at it this morning decided it was terrible and will be redrawing it today. I’ll try and post a sneak peek later….


  1. Can’t wait to see the rest of your jobs as they develop. This is an invaluable insight into your working progress Tom – great blog!

  2. SteveH says:

    Yes this is a GREAT blog! Love your color work as always Tom and it’s so cool to see the start of a project through to the completion!


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