More on the MAD Caricature Convention

April 4th, 2009 | Posted in News

It was recently announced by the International Society of Caricature Artists (ISCA) convention organizers that, for the first time ever, non-ISCA members are able to attend the main speaker presentations and panels for only $99.00 (cheap!). So come to beautiful… uh…. downtown Sandusky Ohio this November to listen to a bunch of MAD artists make fools of themselves.

Speaking of MAD artists making fools of themselves… back when we was just a young and impressionable lad of 15, long before he became a world famous caricaturist, illustrator and MAD artist/art director, a beardless (!) Sam Viviano paid a visit to the DC Comics offices to show what he described once to me as “bad drawings of Batman” to the DC editors. He chronicled his experience in comic form and sent it to DC, who promptly printed it in several of their titles! Behold the young Sam’s DC odyssey:

Click for a closer look…

Click for a closer look…


  1. That comic is so great! He must have been ECSTATIC to see it printed up by DC. Also, being in Detroit, I’m definitely going to try and make it down to Sandusky come November!


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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