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Here We Go…

February 20th, 2018 | Posted in MAD Magazine

Announcements are starting to happen about the MAD reboot (rebirth?) courtesy of DC Entertainment. MAD #551 will be a new MAD #1. Alfred has been updated. Lots of other new things will start to be announced leading up to the April release of MAD #1 (Vol 2). From DC co-publisher Dan DiDo’s Facebook page: More coverage from: Entertainment Weekly, SF Gate, Urban Daddy, News-A-Rama. My take…. no comment. Still getting used to it. READ MORE

NYC Workshop Sold Out!

February 19th, 2018 | Posted in News

The workshop in Atlanta went well if you discount my mistake of calling in the catered lunch order to a Subway in Forest Park. My mom can make sandwiches faster than that and she’s dead. Otherwise lots of fun, drawing and learning! My workshop in May in Long Island City, NY is now officially sold out. Don’t worry, if you missed out get on the waitlist and you have a decent chance of getting a spot… I almost always have at least one person drop out for one reason or another. It costs nothing to get on the list and any open spots will be… READ MORE

MAD Sneak Peek: This is Pus!

February 19th, 2018 | Posted in MAD Magazine

Here’s a sneak peek at my piece in the latest issue of MAD, a parody of the TV show “This is Us” written by Desmond Devlin. Oh, and I did a self caricature for the “Gotcha: Mug Shots of Common (But Despicable) Criminals” feature written by Scott Maiko: Whadya mean you want to read the jokes in the word boxes? What do you think this is, a furshlugginer library? Go out and buy a copy, clod! READ MORE

Sunday Mailbag- Workshop Near Me?

February 18th, 2018 | Posted in Mailbag

Q: Will you please do one of your caricature workshops in my area/backyard? A: I get this one a lot… every time I announce a workshop in fact. The answer is probably not, but feel free to suggest a location. I choose where I am going to try and do a workshop based on a few factors. Population, obviously, is a major one. I am going to end up doing three workshops in the Los Angeles area this year. I did one in the New York City area last year and am doing another this year. I’ll have my second in London this summer and… READ MORE

On the Stands: MAD #550

February 17th, 2018 | Posted in MAD Magazine

In subscriber mailboxes, digital format and in comic books shops now, on news stands everywhere Tuesday! Cover– Mark Fredrickson The Fundalini Pages (Kenny Keil, Ed Steckley, Jon Adams, Michael Gallagher, Ray Alma, Dakota McFadzean, Mike Morse, Rich Powell, Teresa Burns Parkhurst, Nathan Cooper, Chris Carson, Jonathan Edwards, Matt Lassen, John Kirschbaum, Evan Waite, Jason Yungbluth, Jeff Kruse, Seppo Virtanen, Timothy Shamey, Sam Sisco, Jose Garibaldi, Drew Panckeri) First Aid for the Choking Victim in the Digital Age (Dick DeBartolo, Jacob Chabot) This is Pus (Desmond Devlin, Tom Richmond) Boomers vs Millennials (Kenny Keil, Rick Tulka (colorist Jim Campbelll) & Justin Peterson) Donald Trump’s Letter to… READ MORE

Atlanta Workshop Underway!

February 16th, 2018 | Posted in News

My caricature workshop in Atlanta starts today through the weekend. It’s a little bigger group than usual as I added some people who either were supposed to be in a second one I had to cancel, or who won a spot in an auction to benefit the International Society of Caricature Artists. Let’s draw! There are still some open spots in my scheduled workshops in Chicago, Long Island City, Las Vegas, Minnesota and Los Angeles if you want to participate in this unique learning experience. READ MORE

Stuff from my Studio #5- The Big Three!

February 15th, 2018 | Posted in Stuff from my Studio

The previous incarnation of my website had something called the “Me Gallery”, which was a collection of caricatures of me by other artists. It started out with some caricatures the users of an online maillist group (the precursor to forums and message boards) did of one another. Then artists from all over started emailing caricatures of me to be included. I think there were over 300 when I redid the website and decided to remove that section. The caricatures of me you see above are what I call “The Big Three”. They are by three of the best caricaturists who every walked the planet, in… READ MORE

Sketch o’the Week- Flashback!

February 14th, 2018 | Posted in Sketch O'The Week

I’m traveling and have the deadline blues so no time for a sketch today. Keeping with the Batman ’66 theme, here’s a drawing I did for the MAD TV show on Cartoon Network, the late Yvvone Craig as Batgirl. READ MORE

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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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