Friday Book Sneak Peek- Chapter 9

July 15th, 2011 | Posted in News

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Here’s another peek at part of my upcoming book The Mad Art of Caricature!. This is the opening two pages of the last chapter, “Caricatures and MAD“, where I go into detail about how caricature specifically applies to MAD parodies, some of the unique challenges the magazine demands and a run-through of a MAD job from script to finished art complete with notes on the thought processes and concerns at each stage. DC Entertainment gave me permission to reproduce the MAD artwork, BTW.

Update on the book schedule: Good news and bad news. The good news is I am still planning on debuting ordering the book at Comic-Con as well as web orders next week on July 21st. The bad news is that this will considered a pre-order at this time, because the actual book shipping date has been pushed back until September. I will still have about 40 pages of the book to place illustrations in, write captions for, and get that new content copy-edited, before it can go to press. That will all be done after I get back from San Diego, and the book will then go to press. I am THAT close.

There will be four different ordering options:

  • Signed book: $24.95
  • Signed book plus sketch of Alfred: $39.95
  • Signed book plus random original caricature art from the book: $49.95
  • Signed book plus sketch of Alfred and random original caricature art: $59.95

Shipping & handling will be $5.00 in the U.S., $10.00 for Canada and $15 for any other country via US Postal International Flat Rate.

The Alfred sketch is similar to what I did in the Bo book, only bigger. The “random piece of original caricature art” would be one of about 100 or so celebrity caricatures from the book. Mostly they are pencil drawings. A few are inked and other media. They range from 5 x 5 inches to 11 x 14, and some are oddly shaped due to being cut out of my sketchbook. Many are from my “Sketch o’the Week” feature here on the Blog, which I scanned in, cleaned up a bit and then added digital gray washes to for publication. The drawings will be the original sketches… no washes.

Those who order at my Comic-Con booth will be getting a special Comic-Con deal: their choice of free domestic shipping or a free signed-and-numbered print I will be selling for $25.00 otherwise.

Right now shipping looks to happen in mid to late September, which is when the printed books should arrive.

You can pre-order The Mad Art of Caricature! here. Shipping to commence immediately after printed books arrive.


  1. Awesome. What’s your booth number/location?


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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