Another Book Sneak Peek!- Chapter 2

August 12th, 2011 | Posted in General

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Here’s another sneak peek at the inside of my upcoming book The MAD Art of Caricature!, which is shipping next month. Chapter 2- Basic Caricature Theory explains several of the basic theories behind caricature, exaggeration, likeness…how to see it and how to draw it. This chapter consists of 14 pages and contains over 35 illustrations.

I’ve gotten a number of inquiries asking if the book is just a paper version of my on-line tutorials. The answer is NO. The information in the tutorials is incorporated into the book, but they are expanded upon and many more concepts and techniques are introduced and discussed. People familiar with the tutorials will recognize some of the text and some of the images, but at over 170 pages of content, there is many times more information in the book, with pages and pages of new text and hundreds of new illustrations. Plus it will have that freshly printed new book smell!

You can pre-order The Mad Art of Caricature! today. All copies ordered directly from me are signed, but you can also choose options for either a sketch of Alfred E. Newman or a random piece of original art from the book (like the sketch of Brad Pitt on page 14 above… that option is limited and running out fast).


  1. Hello!
    I am your long-term fan from ice-cold Finland and now I just ordered your book 🙂
    I hope that I get the best tips and may eventually compete with you in the same market. Maybe not.
    I think you are one of the best caricature artists, I dont give a shit those photorealistic Photoshop-caricatures, my opinion is that drawing should be reflected in picture 🙂

  2. What a great resource this book will be! I hope college art departments will be using it as a course text!

  3. Jorge Baeza says:

    Hi Tom. I’m a big fan and I will be ordering your book next month. Do you know when in September you’re going to start shipping them out?

    • Tom says:

      It will be later in the month. Orders will be shipped in the order they were placed, starting with the ones pre-ordered at Comic-Con, then the web orders. It will take about a week or so to ship all the orders placed so far, so some of the books ordered now or later probably won’t be shipped until early October.

  4. Jose says:

    Hello Tom. I did the pre-order, but I have a questions. My copy will be signed for you? This is the bonus for the pre-order?

    • Tom says:

      Yes, all books ordered through the website will be signed by me. I’ll even sign my real name! It’s bob.

  5. Steve Hearn says:

    I trust you are going to hand deliver them all…….lol! Hey Tom, how can we work something out to sell copies at the ISCA convention for you?

  6. karl simpson says:

    Ordered your book some weeks ago now Tom, looking forward to getting it, thanks for the little preview, Its whetted my appetite.


  7. Just ordered. Looking forward to it Tom.


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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