The Opening of my ToonSeum Show

July 31st, 2009 | Posted in News

Tom Richmond: The MAD Art of CaricatureTonight is the reception for my show at the ToonSeum, part of the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh located at 10 Children’s Way, Pittsburgh, PA. The reception is from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and is by invitation only, but if you are interested in attending contact Joe Wos at

I will be attending as will The Lovely Anna and all four of my kids (!!). Anna will be at her usual witty and charming self, my children will be good looking and above average as always, and I will hopefully not have any hors d’oeuvres in my teeth.

Saturday is the grand opening of the show, which runs through October 4th. It will feature a ton of MAD originals including preliminary sketches, inks and prints of final art in color.

Also on Saturday I will be conducting a workshop on caricature in the evening from 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. I will be discussing caricature theory, how to approach a caricature, what makes caricature for MAD unique and other concepts. The cost of the class is $50 ($35 for students and National Cartoonist Society members) and all the proceeds benefit the ToonSeum and its programs. You can sign up in advance here.

As I mentioned the other day, I will have a limited number of copies of my new (and first!) MAD book, Bo Confidential: The Secret Files of America’s First Dog available for purchase (at the $9.95 cover price, with part of the proceeds benefiting the Toonseum) and for me to sign. I am hoping MAD will also come through with a stack of issues for me to give away and sign as well but that’s still an unknown. I should be around most of the day on Saturday to meet people and answer questions (like “How did you enjoy that hors d’oeuvre that’s stuck in your teeth?”).

I make fun of thing because… well… that’s what I do, but I am honored and humbled to have been asked by the ToonSeum to headline a show like this. It’s a great privilege and I hope the show does well for them.


  1. john says:

    good luck ..hope it goes well

  2. Nate says:

    Wish I could attend, sir – looks great! Have fun and good luck!

  3. Jules Faber says:

    Best of luck with it Tom! Hoping you’ve got something left for when we see you in November!

  4. bluemoonpaul says:

    Have a good time, Tom! If you see Don Simpson, say HI for me.


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