On the Drawing Board- 8/20/10

August 20th, 2010 | Posted in On the Drawing Board

Plenty going on right now:

  • MAD– Really digging in to a 5 page TV show parody for #506. Due on news stands in October
  • Character Design– very cool project for a well known comedian… someday I’ll be able to share the details
  • MAD Animated- Actually awaiting the next segment assignment
  • Workplace Poster- My usual monthly assignment

Speaking of workplace posters, I promised to post the final art on the last one that I posted the pencil sketch for a few weeks ago. Here’s the pencil sketch again:

Click for a closer look…

And here’s the final. There were some changes on the sketch. They wanted the girl on the right to have longer hair and an Asian look, and to add another female character:

Click for a closer look…


  1. Trevour says:

    Tom – I always love how you draw cartoon horses!

  2. Artisticulated says:

    Sooooo‚Äö√Ѭ∂ by “on the right” you meant on the left. Or did you mean stage right?

    In other news, that clown is way scarier in color than pencil. But I liked the dino guy’s nose/tongue better in the rough.

    • Tom says:

      I meant your other right. Oh, and the client also asked me to make the dyno-guy’s nose smaller thus the change.

      • Artisticulated says:

        I figured that the client might consider it “confusing”, but I liked how that “confusion” gave the character more life.

  3. Jose says:

    You’re always posting the “work place poster” that you work on. You probably explained it all ready and I missed it; but, what is that exactly? How does that poster get used?

    • Tom says:

      I have mentioned it in the past, but actually this is a good topic for a blog post about retaining clients! See the blog monday for the complete story.


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