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Back in Stock- Goodnight Batcave!

May 26th, 2017 | Posted in News

Finally got a new shipment of copies of Goodnight Batcave in. I’ve been sold out for a few weeks. You can order a signed copy in the Studio Store, or get one with a hand-drawn Batman inside, drawn by your’s truly (see pictured). READ MORE

MAD About China

May 25th, 2017 | Posted in General

The NCS Gang: L to R: Me, John and Suzanne Glynn, Luke, Steve and Joe McGarry I just spend the better part of ten days in China as part of what was billed as the “2017 China- U.S. Comics Summit Forum” at the Jilin Animation Institute in Changchun. It was an intensive, jam-packed week of forums, panels, talks and lectures as well as a lot of touring of J.A.I. and it’s many program exhibits by our delegation from the National Cartoonists Society. Consul General of U.S. Consolate General Shenyang Gregory May addresses the forum The Jilin Animation Institute itself is a very impressive facility. The… READ MORE

Sketch o’the Week: David Lynch!

May 24th, 2017 | Posted in Sketch O'The Week

In honor of the resurfacing of “Twin Peaks” here’s a sketch from my The Mad Art of Caricature book of director and Twin Peaks co-creator David Lynch. READ MORE

Portland is Getting Weirder!

May 23rd, 2017 | Posted in News

I’ll be one of a huge list of cartoonists who will be participating in a massive book signing in Portland OR this Sunday! With the National Cartoonists Society‘s Reuben Awards Weekend taking place there this weekend, there’s plenty of cartoonists in town! I’ll be doing caricatures and sketches of Alfred, plus I’ll have a limited number of copies of MAD and “Goodnight Batcave” with me… but feel free to bring your own copies of books or MADs which I’ll sign for free. Here are the details from the NCS website: Members of the National Cartoonists Society will be participating in a group signing event during… READ MORE

Monday MADness- 50 Worst Things About Sports!

May 22nd, 2017 | Posted in MAD Magazine

Originally published in MAD #408, August 2001. Written by Desmond Devlin:   READ MORE

Sunday Mailbag- Right of Publicity?

May 21st, 2017 | Posted in Mailbag

Q: I read one of your blogs from a longtime back (Caricature and the Right of Publicity – August 15, 2006) about Right of Publicity issues with caricatures on products. I wondered if you have any additional insight into these ROP issues? I am looking at producing some novelty items of political satire using caricatures of the current President and his administration and I am finding manufacturers of my intended products declining any reproduction of the President (even political satire caricatures) for fear of retribution by his team of lawyers. I have read a bunch of the case law on the subject and I understand… READ MORE

MAD about SNL!

May 20th, 2017 | Posted in General

Tonight is the season finale of Saturday Night Live, and longtime (and departing) castmember Bobby Moynihan commissioned me to do this group illustration of the cast as well as a few of the guest highlights from this year. Congrats on a stellar season… we are big fans in the Richmond household! READ MORE

Sunday Mailbag- Travel and Work?

May 13th, 2017 | Posted in Mailbag

Q: How do you do all the traveling you do and still get all your work done? A: With great difficulty. I’ll also sometimes make up fake mailbag questions with two sentence answers to save time. Thanks to A. E. Neuman for the question. If you have a question you want answered for the mailbag about cartooning, illustration, MAD Magazine, caricature or similar, e-mail me and I’ll try and answer it here! READ MORE

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