Tom's Mad Blog

MAD Original Art Sale!

November 24th, 2017 | Posted in General

It’s a MAD after Thanksgiving art sale! All my original pages from various MAD parody’s are on sale through Cyber Monday! You’ll find pages from parodies of “True Detective”, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”, “Man of Steel”, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” and “Orange is the New Black”. All pages are $50 off, taking them from “Grossly Overpriced” to merely “Very Overpriced”. Check them out and get one as a Christmas gift for that comic book fan you would like to never speak to you again. READ MORE

NCSF Thanksgiving Hurricane Relief Auction

November 24th, 2017 | Posted in News

The National Cartoonists Society’s charitable arm, the National Cartoonists Society Foundation, announced yesterday that they are having a Thanksgiving auction to benefit those harmed by the recent hurricanes in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico. Conducted by Heritage Auctions, the bidding went live yesterday. There are many really terrific originals up for bidding, including some very rare ones. Here’s the NCS’s press release: For Immediate Release In the wake of the deadly disasters that have recently devastated communities in the Gulf states of Texas and Florida, Mexico, and especially Puerto Rico, the cartooning community has come together to use their unique gifts and talents to raise… READ MORE

Thanksgiving Art!

November 23rd, 2017 | Posted in General

Happy Thanksgiving! Here’s a look at a bunch of Thanksgiving illustrations I’ve done over the years for a variety of clients:   READ MORE

Sketch o’the Week: Turkey Panic!

November 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Sketch O'The Week

I’m posting this old chestnut while taking some time off to spend with the family for the holiday. I’ll see you after the food coma wears off sometime after tomorrow! READ MORE

2018 Comic Con Schedule!

November 21st, 2017 | Posted in News

I’m starting to get notifications of my acceptance into (and in one case booth placement in) several of the Comic-Cons I am planning on attending in 2018, so I thought I’d list the ones I’m scheduled for (or anticipate being scheduled for): Wondercon: March 23-25- Anaheim Convention Center C2E2: April 6-8- McCormick Place, Chicago, IL San Diego Comic Con: July 18-22- San Diego Convention Center, New Location!: H2 Wizard World Chicago Con: Aug 23-26- Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL New York Comic Con: Oct 4-7, Javits Center, New York, NY (TBA) What will be new in 2018? Well, I’ll have copies of Superman… READ MORE

Animated Monday MADness: Dog with a Star Log

November 20th, 2017 | Posted in Monday MADness

Here’s a look at another “mash-up” spoof I worked on for the animated MAD show on Cartoon Network, “Dog with a Star Log”. Sorry, the only video of the segment online is some camcorder pirated job on YouTube and I won’t post that here. Actually I thought this was one of the best segments I worked on in terms of my drawings being translated to animation. READ MORE

Sunday Mailbag: MAD Changes?

November 19th, 2017 | Posted in Mailbag

Q: Does MAD change your submitted final art? For instance: I think you are drawing panel-lines in your MAD-parodies, but there are no more panel-lines in the magazine any more. A: I’ll answer your main question in a second, but first I’ll address your comment about the panel lines and added panel space or “gutters”. What you are referring to is this: Above: Actual art I submitted for a page in the parody of “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” Page as it appeared in MAD #443, July 2004 The MAD art staff added the spaces between the panels, Sergio’s marginal, and of course the… READ MORE

New Workshops: London UK and a second in Atlanta!

November 17th, 2017 | Posted in News

I’ve added a second Atlanta area workshop and one in London, England to the list of 2018 dates! The second Atlanta workshop takes place Feb 23rd-25th, the weekend following the original Atlanta dates. I already have half the class booked through the waiting list from the first workshop, so if you want in on this one don’t wait too long. Since I’m already going to be in Europe for the workshop in Switzerland, I’ve added another in London. The dates for this one are Aug 14th-16th, which is a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday as opposed to a weekend. August is peak wedding season in the… READ MORE


Just added dates for Atlanta and London, spots still available in Dallas and Toronto!

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