Dud The Lousy Hunter

May 11th, 2007 | Posted in MAD Magazine

As promised, here’s a quick sneak peek at some of the art from the parody of “DOG the Bounty Hunter” in this month’s MAD:

Pencil roughs of the splash page. Click image for a closer look

Final colored art. Click image for a closer look

A few panels from the parody…


Surprisingly I rather enjoyed the show itself. You have to admire a man who places so much emphasis on his family and God as “Dog” does… even if the people he’s chasing are about as dangerous as your average librarian. TV also works magic on making someone look bigger than life… DOG looks like a massive guy but according to his rap sheet, he’s a towering 5 foot six inches tall.


  1. pokedachef says:

    usually it’s the dog capturing people, but you did a great job capturing HIM! the show explores some of hawaii’s bad problems, but people love him here.

  2. totopo says:

    I’m dying to find out what Ozzy is saying. And why he has a sandwich. I’ve never seen the show, but I gather he does the theme song.

  3. mengblom says:

    Great stuff, Tom!

    Yeah, you can’t help liking the guy. I heard last year that his daughter died….the day before his wedding, so as buffoonish as the guy looks, the guy’s been through the ringer.

  4. Tom says:

    Yes, Ozzy does the theme song… and that’s a “bat” sandwich. I’m hoping that gag doesn’t need explanation.

  5. SteveH says:

    Looking GREAT Tom! Yet another masterpiece! Way to go! The composition is really strong and the colors are very cool!

  6. larrygnu says:

    In one drawing, you have different visual jokes—the bat sandwich, the Acme boxing glove gun, the methheads sign, Where’s Waldo, etc. Are all these jokes things you come up with on your own on the fly, or does the writer leave you notes with the dialogue. And if you come up with these on your own, then shouldn’t you be paid twice–as an artist and as a writer?

  7. Tom says:

    Thanks, everybody.

    Larry- All the gags you mentioned except the ‘Diamondhead/Meth head” are mine, as well as a bunch of others.

    Doing art for MAD is not about just drawing. It’s about adding humor on a visual level. That might be using funny images or adding visual gags. No extra pay, sadly.


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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