Off on USO Tour…

November 5th, 2010 | Posted in News

Another group of cartoonists are off soon (at an indisposed date and time… I’d tell you specifics but they are above your pay grade) to the middle east to draw for U.S. soldiers deployed “down range” i.e. in the war zone. This group includes Jeff Keane (The Family Circus), Rick Kirkman (Baby Blues) Mike Luckovich (Pulitzer prize winning editorial cartoonist), Stephan Pastis (Pearls Before Swine), Garry Trudeau (Doonesbury) and myself.. clearly they have me along to make the coffee.

We’ll have a stop in Landstuhl, Germany to draw at the Regional Medical Center and the Ramstein AFB there before heading on to a new area of the war zone that the USO cartoonists tours have not yet seen. It should be an interesting adventure. I will blog all about it after we return… I’d tell you more but then I’d have to kill you…


  1. Lee Fortuna says:

    Please Tom! If you get this while out there, Please express our GREAT THANKS for all they do! As a father of three, I know My family is much safer here in the states because of their bravery, hard work but most of all, their love for The United States Of America! May God be with them all!

  2. Nice job! I always find realistic weaponry hard to draw, and you’ve actually managed to caricature it!
    Have a good time,

  3. Robin Crazy says:

    if gunfire arises look for shelter at the closest McDonald’s! ;P
    Have a great time Tom.

  4. Philip Willey says:



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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