TMAoC Sixth Printing!

January 27th, 2015 | Posted in News


As I speak… uh… type, my book The Mad Art of Caricature is running its sixth printing since its release in November of 2011. Copies will be arriving here sometime in early March, depending on the shipping strikes on the west coast. The book will definitely sell out both with me and Amazon before the new printing arrives. Your mileage with bookstore stock may vary.

I am truly floored by the staying power of this book. I figured I’d sell a ton of them to caricaturists right away and then see it trickle into obscurity with continued but small sales levels for years after. Instead, sales both in bookstores through my distributor and via Amazon, have settled into a respectable and steady level. This sixth printing will bring the total number of copies of TMAoC in print to over 20,000. That’s a lot of books.

My thanks to everyone who has bought a copy. I get many positive comments about it from friends and strangers alike… the best compliment being “I really learned something from your book”. It took me a long time to get off my ass and write this thing, and I am very glad I did.



  1. Ron McGeary says:

    A brilliant book, Tom. There is something for everyone in it. I hope you can find the energy to follow up with another.

  2. Nelson Lao says:

    Hi Tom, I got your book and it really helped me learn to draw caricatures of friends and they were even willing to pay for them! Hope you could publish a sequel to your first book and pray it would be a detailed How to Paint Your Caricatures in Photoshop! Again, thanks thanks!

  3. James Thomas says:

    It’s the best book on how to draw caricatures! I have the paperback copy and the digital.

  4. kher says:

    I got one too over here in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

  5. Bart says:

    Im from Romania and it was very difficult to find your book. I managed to get a digital version,and i got to say it really helped me alot. I managed to improve my caricature style very much. For me you really are the god of funny faces. My deep respect for your work.


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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