Sketch o’the Week

November 4th, 2009 | Posted in Sketch O'The Week

This week’s sketch(es) are coming live from the International Society of Caricature Artists‘s annual convention. As I mentioned before, I am one of four guest speakers from MAD Magazine at the event being held this week in Sandusky, OH, the others being Sam Viviano, Mark Fredrickson and Hermann Mejia.

Often times the guest speakers catch “the bug” (and I’m not talking about H1N1) when at the convention and start drawing like the 220 plus other artists do all day and all night. So last night we found ourselves drawing each other in the main competition hall:

Some MAD drawing!
At the table clockwise from left: Sam Viviano, Mark Fredrickson, Hermann Mejia, Bob East, me.

Here are the sketches I did of my fellow MAD men:

Sam Viviano
MAD art director and longtime MAD artist Sam Viviano

Mark Fredrickson
MAD cover artist Mark Fredrickson

Hermann Mejia
Incredible MAD artist Hermann Mejia

I’ll post some of the drawings they did of me when I steal them away for a scan.


  1. When ever I do a gig and tell the sitter that caricaturists go to a convention and draw each other. I always get a reaction and people laugh like that is strangest thing they ever heard. I don’t know why they think it is so funny. Keep doing it guys till you get it right. Does Mark F. ever p/u the airbrush at all? Great work!
    Wish I was there

  2. Mag says:

    uffffff!!!!!!!!!,,,excelentes bocetos…de verdad lo maximo..jejejeje…fuente de inspiracion

  3. BEAUTIFUL and MAZING SKeTCHES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I LovE them !!!

  4. Anthony says:

    That’s brilliant. So many incredible artists in one place at the same time. Sounds like it was awesome. Wish I could have gone.

  5. julio cesar naranjo says:

    Hi Tom its a unique moment to meet all this wonderfull artists, nice sketchs amazing as always. Take care.


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