Just a quick explanation and apology to any and all who, in the last two weeks or so, have ordered and are waiting for books, prints or original art to get shipped out to them. The last two weeks have been more than a little bit hectic for me, with multiple jobs all due including the longest MAD parody I have done since that nine page extravaganza “Harry Plodder and the Lamest of Sequels” in MAD #424 back in 2002.
I often complain here about deadlines, but while they can and do get hairy they seldom get to the point where a couple of long days or an all-nighter can’t take care of the problem. Nor do they usually interfere overly much with things like eating, sleeping, workouts, walking the dogs or doing other daily things.
This past week was a little different. I got behind on a major project, my fault for taking on too much work and underestimating how much of my time things like the NCS and other obligations would demand, and I had to do a rare thing… completely shut my life down for several days to meet a deadline. I had to send The Lovely Anna and The Animated Elizabeth on to Orlando to start a family vacation without me, send the dogs over to a friends to dog-sit for us, and work around the clock for about 6 days straight. I finished the job about 90 minutes before I had to leave for the airport to catch my rescheduled flight to Orlando to join the family on a now-truncated vacation. Job delivered, vacation commenced… sort of. I do have to take some time to get a few things started on some jobs I had to put on the back burner during the marathon.
Unfortunately part of what I had to ignore was all those orders for prints, books and etc. that needed packing up and shipping all over the world. If you are one of those people who have ordered something and are waiting patiently for one of those “your order has shipped” emails, my sincerest apologies. All orders large and small will be shipping upon my return Monday.
Back to Mickey Mouse and Harry Potter…
193 Another great caricature workshop in the books! 2018 workshops planned for LA, Atlanta and Switzerland so far, with more to come. Visit tomrichmond.com/workshops for all the details!
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