On the Drawing Board

September 14th, 2006 | Posted in On the Drawing Board

My wife Anna just returned last night from a girl’s trip to the wine country in northern California, and in her absence I was trying to do both our jobs. I draw,??ᬨ‚Ć she does everything else. On the whole drawing is less complicated and the chair is more comfortable. Sadly the result of her trip is that I did about half a job on both sides of the equation, meaning I did not get all my drawing done nor did I get all the socks washed (okay, ANY of the socks washed). So, things have piled up in the studio. Here’s what I’ve got going:

– Illustration for Scholastic. A parody image of the Nickelodeon show “Drake and Josh” for one of their math magazines. The pencil rough:


-??ᬨ‚ĆAnother workplace poster. The annual Christmas theme:


– Final Art on the “Museum of Tort Law” job. I’ll post some of the final images if they turn out, but the job has really turned. I am basically doing a straight portrait of Nader now, so all the fun of it (and any personal stamp of my own) is gone. Oh, well.

– New MAD job! A parody of the TV show “Grey’s Anatomy”. I’ll be watching back episodes tonight on DVD as it’s yet another show I’ve never seen. Sandra Oh has a great face for a caricature (sorry Sandra) so there will be some evil fun involved.

– Personal project. A mocked up MAD cover of a fellow NCN member who has been beyond patient in waiting for me to finish it. It’s been 1/2 done for about a year. I won’t sleep until it’s finished in time for the next NCN convention, which is in just over 2 weeks.


  1. Matt. says:

    Those are really really great pencil drawings. You sound very busy.

  2. opsman says:

    I Love Grey’s Anatomy, and you[re the perfect person to draw it. But what is the parody called?

  3. SteveH says:

    Dagnabbit Tom, more great pencil sketches to get me all excited! Gonna miss you not being at the convention!

  4. Tom says:

    Actually I’ll be at the convention for one day, Monday the 2nd, by sheer coincidence. See you there.

    But what is the parody called?

    That would be telling!


New profile pic courtesy of my self-caricature for the Scott Maiko penned article “Gotcha! Mug Shots of Common (but Despicable) Criminals” from MAD 550

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