On the Drawing Board- 1/4/11

January 4th, 2011 | Posted in On the Drawing Board

The Holidays through me for a loop, so I am very busy playing catch up on several projects right now:

  • Cover illustration for Reason Magazine
  • finishing 6 page TV show parody for MAD
  • Over 100 new congressional faces for the “Bobble Rep” app
  • finishes of illustrations for comedian/entertainer who can’t be named
  • January Marlin poster illustration

Speaking of Marlin workplace posters, here is last month’s illustration (click any image for a closer look)-

Final artwork

Pencil rough

Finished inks


  1. Lee Fortuna says:

    Tom is it possible to get a copy of “Reason Magazine”, and where would a magazine like that be sold? Great job, love the pencil roughs! Think you’ll have a “Pencil Roughs” section on the Mad Blog someday so us fans can see the start of all the magic? Or this blog keeps you busy enough,lol?

    • Tom says:

      Reason is the magazine of The Reason Foundation, a national, non-profit research and educational organization based in California. They have an online version of the publication at http://www.reason.com. You might be able to order a copy there.

      Just finished that cover illustration yesterday. Should be in print late this month/early next month. A fun illustration of new CA governor Jerry Brown.

  2. julio cesar naranjo says:

    Hi Tom amazing colors and great contrast. When you work on CMYK which class of color do you use regularly PANTONE, TRUMACTH, TOYO… to give that contras? or you just enhance the colors with the adjustment leyers? Take care.


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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