Sketch o’the Week

June 11th, 2008 | Posted in Sketch O'The Week

Artwork ??á©2008 Tom Richmond

A few months ago I did an odd piece for MAD where I was required to draw a number of MAD staffers as monkeys or apes. When doing it I found a lot of pictures of real apes and monkeys on the internet to use as inspiration and reference. A few of them came from a book called “Monkey Portraits” by Jill Greenberg. A little while later The Lovely Anna brought home this very book that she found on sale at the bookstore as a surprise. It’s chock full of funny and expressive portraits of simians shot with amazing detail and lighting. It’s weird how human some of the expressions and features look on these animals… especially in the eyes. This quick study is from one of the pictures in that book.


  1. I may be way off but in a way that monkey looks a litttle like you


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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