On the Drawing Board 5/29/09

May 29th, 2009 | Posted in On the Drawing Board

After the intensity that was the book job I had prior to Memorial Day, I actually don’t mind having a light board right now. I’ve got a small project for MAD #501 to finish up, and then no other jobs pending. Just in time for me to turn to my theme park operations and give them a little attention.

I just finished up this poster job for The Marlin Co., which they allow me to share on the blog right away. Due to some of the layers being merged and then saved I don’t have a copy of just the inks, but here is the pencil sketch and final:


The client wanted me to lose the cue cards on the girl in the lower right, and make her more frantically pointing at the window to show the weatherman his mistake. Hmmm… the guy must work in Minnesota.

Click for a closer look…


  1. Grapho says:

    Sorry, but you made a mistake : not the good URL for the closer look.
    “.jpb” must be “.jpg”.
    Great jobs ! Like your blog since a long time.

  2. Nate says:

    Looks great, Tom. I really like the overhead lights you used. The light/dark contrast is right on.

  3. is that Obama’s half brother?

  4. Scott Nickel says:

    Excellent job! I love seeing the behind-the-scenes process.


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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