Watercoloring in NYC

March 21st, 2010 | Posted in General

Last week my good friend, illustrator and caricaturist Ed Steckley, called me to chat and told me about a cool painting get together he and some fellow pals had planned for the weekend. Ed was going to host a watercolor mini-class by MAD illustrator Hermann Mejia for just he and another MAD artist, Ray Alma. He invited me to tag along.

Hello frequent flyer mile awards.

I cashed in a few of those frequent flyer miles and spent the weekend in NYC. On Saturday we bummed around Brooklyn, and checked out Hermann’s show at RocketShip comics on Smith St. See pics of the show below.

Wow. I had seen a few of Hernann’s orginals before but these were really spectacular.

What a rare opportunity to be shown some watercolor techniques by a true master. The “class” was terrific and I will post about it and some of the work I did tommorrow.

Meanwhile if you are in the NYC area stop by Rocketship Comics in Brooklyn to see some amazing work by an amazing artist.


  1. Fantastic stuff, thkx for sharing Tom! That mouse transformation is hilarious!

  2. Nick says:

    Looks great. Do you know if Hermann is selling any of his MAD original art? If so, how would I contact him?

  3. jimh says:

    Wow Tom. Would have loved to be there. Absolutely great stuff!

  4. gustavo says:

    Mejia Rulz! I think he is from Venezuela.

  5. Nate says:

    I would love to get a water coloring course from Hermann – his work is fantastic!

  6. Jon says:

    Hermann Mejia is amejing.

  7. Now THAT’s some amazing watercolor/craftmanship!!


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