“Toyota Story” MAD #504 Sneak Peek

June 15th, 2010 | Posted in MAD Magazine

My contribution to issue #504 was an expansion of the “Toyota Story” idea by writer Desmond Devlin. Originally I did the spoofed movie poster for the MAD website, so they had me revise the image to open the two additional pages of story. I had to make the car into more of an anthropomorphic character, as well as beat up the Toy Story characters a bit more. Here is the original image:

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And the revised one:

Then there followed two pages of “story”, which I also did in a fully painted style… sort of a cross between the actual Pixar look (which it would have taken me ages to exactly mimic doing traditional painting) and my more cartoony rendering style. Here are a few sample panels:

Pick up MAD #504 for the rest of this sorry article…


  1. Philip Willey says:


  2. Trevour says:

    Can’t wait to get ahold of #504. Great painterly feel, Tom! I think your Pixar-y/cartoony hybrid meshes perfectly!

  3. Hi, love the Shrek movies, awesome film!

  4. Toyota Story is SO funny!!!!Hey! Jest leave a reply and submit it now.

  5. Steve Hearn says:

    That is amazing work Tom! I love the way you just blow me away with your fantastic art! Keep on truckin!

  6. TOYOTA STORY is a tile to TOY STORY 1,2 and 3!!!!

  7. Toyota story is FUNNY and COOL! From,Patrick Mixon

  8. Adam says:

    Dang it! It was brilliant, and I’m not the first to say so! Oh well, you should hear that regularly!


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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