Just When You Think…

March 2nd, 2010 | Posted in Freelancing

…you’re getting too old to pull multiple all nighters you find yourself staring at two deadlines, one a last minute rush job for your best client and an unusual family issue tossed in the mix and all of a sudden it’s Tuesday and you haven’t slept since you woke up on Sunday morning.

Ah, well. Plenty of sleep tonight… maybe right now actually. In the meantime here is a rare real painting I did last week for an equally rare non-publication job. This is an executive who was a big MAD fan as a kid, commissioned as a gift (at the last minute, ‘natch). Very simple very quick acrylic.


  1. Tom Nguyen says:

    Always fun to see you do traditional media; great job, Tom!

  2. Mike Wade says:

    Is this executive one of the family members/owners of White Castle? That company was featured on “Undercover Bosses” Sunday night. I think it’s the best reality show on TV.

    • Tom says:

      Nope. I believe this guy is an executive for an ad agency that handles the White Castle account.

  3. K McNutt says:

    I don’t know, that’s a pretty nice “very simple very quick acrylic”… and one heck of a gift!

  4. Tom says:

    Full disclosure: Those MAD covers he’s holding are scans of actual covers I then printed and pasted into the scene.. their idea.

    • Trevour says:

      I was just about to ask whether or not those were painted. If so I was going to applaud your precision! But considering your time crunch I’m sure you were relieved knowing they were just going to be printed in the end!

      And I love it – what vivid color!

  5. Joe Bluhm says:

    This is beautiful, Tom. You can definitely paint!

  6. gustavo says:

    I only have a question for a TOTAL disclosure Mr. Tom:
    How much???????

  7. Steve Hearn says:

    Wonderful painting Tom! Skin tones nice and fresh & clean! Awesome!

  8. Wow, EXCELLENT stuff Tom! You sure haven’t lost ANY of your painting chops!

  9. PaulCapurso says:

    And VERY AWSOME!!!!


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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