MAD About San Francisco (and Santa Rosa)

July 10th, 2012 | Posted in News

Comic-con’s not my only speaking engagement this summer. I’ll be in the Bay and Sonoma areas of the San Francisco region Aug 3rd and 4th appearing at the Cartoon Art Musesum and Charles M. Schulz Museum respectively. Here’s the agenda/press releases:

Fri, Aug 3rd:

For Immediate Release: July 6, 2012
Contact: Andrew Farago, 415-227-8666, ext. 309
Images available on request

The MAD Art of Caricature!

with Tom Richmond

Cartoon Art Museum Event:
Friday, August 3, 2012, 7:00-9:00pm

$5 general public, two-for-one admission for Cartoon Art Museum members

San Francisco, CA: The Cartoon Art Museum welcomes celebrated MAD artist and 2012 Reuben Award Winner Tom Richmond for a special look at his latest book, The Mad Art of Caricature! on Friday, August 3, 2012 from 7:00 to 9:00pm. In this behind-the-scenes look at his long awaited how-to-draw-caricatures book, Richmond shares his secrets to drawing great caricatures for live events, published illustrations, and MAD! Copies of Richmond’s book will be available for purchase the night of the event.

Admission to this event is $5 for the general public, and Cartoon Art Museum members will receive two-for-one admission. Advance reservations are recommended. Please visit to purchase advance tickets.

About the exhibition:

In 1952, editor Harvey Kurtzman and publisher William Gaines launched MAD, one of the most influential and imitated humor publications in the world. Originally created to parody popular TV shows, movies and, inevitably, comic books, MAD soon expanded into a wide-ranging satire of modern American culture. Features like the MAD Fold-In, “Spy vs. Spy,” the wacky sound effects of “MAD‘s Maddest Artist” Don Martin, the “marginal” cartoons of Sergio Aragon?¬©s, and the motto “What, me worry?” have become indelible parts of popular culture, and the magazine’s mascot, Alfred E. Neuman, is one of the world’s most recognizable faces.

The Cartoon Art Museum’s latest exhibition, What, Me Worry? 60 Years of MAD celebrates the rich history of MAD from the original comic book through the black-and-white magazine to its latest incarnation as a full-color bi-monthly publication supplemented by online content. This is the museum’s first exhibition to include both the MAD comic book and magazine.

The MAD creators, known affectionately as “The Usual Gang of Idiots,” are among the most highly regarded in the cartooning world, and works from nearly every major MAD contributor will be featured in this gallery. Exhibition highlights include cover artwork by MAD creator Harvey Kurtzman; pages from the MAD comic book by Will Elder and John Severin; early magazine-era artwork by famed artists Mort Drucker, Don Martin, Wally Wood and George Woodbridge; MAD Fold-ins by Al Jaffee; painted covers by Sergio Aragon?¬©s, Jack Davis, Kelly Freas, Norman Mingo and Jack Rickard; “The Lighter Side of…” by Dave Berg; “Spy vs. Spy” by Antonio Prohias; a look at Tom Richmond‘s creative process; the dazzling caricatures of Sam Viviano; comics from contemporary contributors Peter Kuper, Ted Rall, Keith Knight and Joey Allison Sayers; a look at MAD Magazine around the world; and much, much more!


Cartoon Art Museum ‚Äö?Ѭ¢ 655 Mission Street ‚Äö?Ѭ¢ San Francisco, CA 94105 ‚Äö?Ѭ¢ 415-CAR-TOON ‚Äö?Ѭ¢ <>
Hours: Tues. Sun. 11:00 – 5:00, Closed Monday
General Admission:$7.00 ‚Äö?Ѭ¢ Student/Senior:$5.00 ‚Äö?Ѭ¢ Children 6-12:$3.00 ‚Äö?Ѭ¢ Members & Children under 6: Free

The Cartoon Art Museum is a tax-exempt, non-profit, educational organization dedicated to the collection, preservation, study and exhibition of original cartoon art in all forms.

Saturday, Aug 4th:

Charles M. Schulz Museum

SATURDAY, AUGUST 4 : 10am–12pm
MASTER CLASS for adults: The MAD Art of Caricature
Join recent Rueben award winner for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year, Tom Richmond, for a crash course in the art of caricature drawing. Best known for his work for MAD Magazine, Richmond also creates caricatures for books, advertising, video games, film, television, and animation. Richmond will teach live caricature techniques and share his secrets for creating great caricatures. All class participants will receive a copy of Richmond’s latest book, The MAD Art of Caricature. Cost for class is $35 for members; $40 for non-members. Advance registration is required by calling (707) 284-1263.
Guest Cartoonist: Tom Richmond
Meet Tom Richmond, winner of the 2012 Reuben award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year. Richmond, best known for his work for MAD Magazine, has been creating caricatures for 25 years for publications, advertising, video games, film, TV, and animation. Richmond will speak about his work and sign his newest book, The MAD Art of Caricature.
2301 Hardies Lane – Santa Rosa – California – 95403
(707) 579-4452


  1. jailerjoe says:

    You’ll be a big draw for them, Tom. Can’t believe the Schulz Museum’s already celebrating it 10th! Take time to sip the wine.


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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