“Batman Family Feud” for CN’s MAD Show

October 12th, 2010 | Posted in MAD Magazine

Last night’s episode of MAD on the Cartoon Network had one of the segments I worked on… this one was called “Batman Family Feud”. Here is some of the art I did for the animators to work with:

I’m not sure why they decided to go with a combination of the 1989 movie Michael Keaton Batman, the “Batman Begins”/”Dark Knight Returns” Michael Caine Alfred and the 60’s TV show Robin and Batgirl. The Riddler they wanted to be generic, and neither Frank Gorshin nor Jim Carrey. I think these drawings represent the style of finishes that work best with the animation needs, are are the way I’ve been doing them since experimenting with various inking and pencilling techniques over the first few episodes. I did these using a brush-like marker pen and then simple PhotoShop color.


  1. George Cook says:

    Very cool, Tom!!

  2. Corbett says:

    Great ‘silhouette’ on that running Robin.

  3. Adam says:

    ARGH! Not only do I forget when the show is on, I can’t record it anymore. (Thanks, Comcast!) Something tells me I have a DVD purchase in my future. Your stuff looks great as always! You are definitely on the list of MAD greats!

  4. EWP says:

    Loved your Keaton pout mouth in the color Batman. So true to his version.

  5. Ryan Roe says:

    These are great as always Tom. It was a very funny segment. What was the name of the marker you used? The line quality looks really good.


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