On the Drawing Board

March 24th, 2007 | Posted in On the Drawing Board

Getting very busy again, and right now I am in Massachusetts for some prep work and interviewing for our art concessions at Six Flags New England.

Self Caricature– I finally finished this new self caricature the other day, as I had grown to hate the other ones I’ve been using:

It's Me!
Would you trust this man?

I had a few purposes in mind for this. First the practical, which is to use it for a postcard I’ll be sending out after completing a job for a client as a “thank you/hope to work with you again” mailer. Second, I occasionally get asked for a self-image for this or that. Third, and the real reason it took so long, is I planned to track the steps for the coloring for a more comprehensive tutorial on by digital color technique than this mini one I did months ago. This I did as I painted the art, and I will be assembling it over the weekend. Look for a multi-day tutorial starting Monday, complete with lots of screen shots, detailed descriptions of the steps and even a time lapse video of me painting the face area of the piece.

MAD TV Parody– I just got assigned a new TV show job for MAD, but that’s all I can tell you. It’s going to be a fun one, though. Rough deadline.

Greeting Card Project– I am working up a series of greeting cards with political humor and themes for a card company. Greeting cards are kind of like gag cartoons, in that you create them and pitch them, but they are not always accepted. I was contacted to submit some ideas because of the caricature related nature of the cards they want to feature politicians. I’ll be making fun of both sides of the aisle. We’ll see if any get picked up.

A few other pending projects but those are the immediate jobs on the board. An appearance by the Dreaded Deadline Demon is almost inevitable next week at some point.


  1. SteveH says:

    Great self caricature Tom! Looks like you have one of those cheap American nibs inserted into your pen, D’oH…. stick to the English ones!

  2. Matt. says:

    In a couple months I expect to open MAD and see a Heroes parody done by you.

  3. pokedachef says:

    fun to see you take a whack at yourself, and yes i’d “trust this man!”


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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