Superbowl Spots

February 1st, 2010 | Posted in Freelancing

Here is a series of spot illustrations I did a few months ago for Penthouse for their February issue. They are illustrating a “timeline” feature similar to the one I did for St. Patrick’s Day about a year ago. This timeline follows a typical guy’s day on Superbowl Sunday. Here are a few of them, pencil roughs and finals:

Breakfast of Champions: hot wings

Checking out the neighbor’s hot wife! She is… OOOH! NACHOS!

Getting pissed at the hipsters

The inevitable end of the evening

I did a few extra sketches and the editors chose the six they liked the best (only four pictured, you’ll have to buy the latest issue of Penthouse to see the rest… if your wife/girlfriend will let you that is). Here are the two that didn’t make the cut:

Overeating… Superbowl tradition

This was going to show a caricature of Chris Berman on the TV screen, since apparently real sports fans hate his schtick. I didn’t bother to draw him as I knew this one probably wouldn’t get chosen… too confusing a gag.


  1. Gennaro says:

    The overeating one was good… I don’t know why they didn’t liked it

  2. corbett says:

    Very nice, Tom. And always great to see prelims.

    Are those the bottoms of your own shoes on ‘Nacho’? Nice detail!

    Also – did PH dictate the appearance of the hipsters? The definition of Hipster conjures up slightly different imagery in my head these days.

    – C

  3. jimh says:

    Great stuff, Tom. Looks like me, last Sunday!

  4. Thanks Tom
    you made me decide to stay on my diet
    on Super Bowl Sunday

  5. Jack Hunter says:

    Hey … just curious if you’re still planning on the Caricature book you’ve mentioned in the past. Can’t wait to see it … I’m definitely planning on being on the pre-order list.
    Do you have an estimated release date yet?
    Thanks for all you do … through this blog and otherwise!
    Best Regards,


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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