The Dreaded Deadline Demon

December 8th, 2017 | Posted in General

It’s been a while since the Demon has reared his ugly head… not because I’ve not had deadlines but because I’ve actually been home for a solid month 7 straight weeks (almost) and been able to keep up with things. Not so right now, As I am headed out for a week starting Saturday and need to finish a big job before I hit the road. See you on the other side! READ MORE

The Slow Demise of Original Comic Art

November 28th, 2017 | Posted in General

The National Cartoonists Society Foundation‘s Thanks&Giving art auction to benefit hurricane relief efforts is down to its final two days. If you have not at least visited Heritage Auction‘s auction NCSF auction pages, do yourself a favor and go take a look. Bid if you can or wish, but enjoy looking at the images. There are some amazing pieces in there. Looking at them myself I’m reminded how rare these sorts of pieces of original art are starting to become. A few weeks ago I was at a cartooning get together and I overheard an artist I admire telling another how he now does 100%… READ MORE

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

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

Workshop News: Dallas TX and More!

November 3rd, 2017 | Posted in General

Some news on the workshop front: I’m announcing a workshop in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area! The dates are March 9th-11th, 2018 at the Comfort Inn & Suites Love Field-Dallas Market Center. As usual the workshop is limited to 12 students, takes place over three days and includes a bunch of swag and a ton of drawing and learning about caricatures. Beginners to pros welcome, check out the general workshop details here and the specifics or book your spot here. In other workshop news, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Seegen, Switzerland, are sold out. However the cartooning school in Switzerland that is organizing that workshop has asked… READ MORE

Z-People #1 Release Date Announced

October 31st, 2017 | Posted in General

Seeing as how it’s Halloween, this zombie-themed announcement is well timed! Sitcomics recently announced the release date of Z-People #1, the humorous zombie comic written by Darin Henry for which I did the pencils and inks, as well as a look at the main cover art (pencils, inks and color by me) on their Facebook Page. That date is January 31st, 2018. In fact a number of Sitcomics’ giant-sized “Binge Books” will be released on this day with titles to be announced as the date nears. These Binge Books are 64-or-more page extravaganzas priced at only $3.99, and include main stories, short additional stories, gag… READ MORE

Sunday Mailbag- Draw ’em Fat?

October 22nd, 2017 | Posted in General

Q: Sometimes I get requests to draw fat women who had wanted to look slim on drawings. More often than not, I offered to draw only their heads and not the body unless they accept what I see, meaning I had to take the risk for no payment. How did you deal with such request in your line of work? A: I assume you mean when drawing live caricatures, since this rarely comes up when doing publication work. With studio work, meaning a commission where the subject is paying for the art, I do not honor such requests. I draw the subject as I see… READ MORE

L.A., Atlanta Workshops Sold Out!

October 20th, 2017 | Posted in General

Both of my early 2018 workshops in L.A. and Atlanta are completely sold out, but if you want to be added to the wait list for either let me know. I often get at least one person who backs out, and those spots are offered to the first person on the wait list and on down. There are still some spaces available in my Toronto workshop in June and the one in Switzerland in August. I’m working on adding some additional dates and locations in 2018. Still considering Dallas, Portland, Washington DC, Chicago and others. Keep checking my workshop page for more details! READ MORE

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival

October 17th, 2017 | Posted in General

I just wrapped up participating in The Lakes International Comic Arts Festival, which was held Oct 13-15th in Kendal, Cumbria, U.K. This was the 5th year of the festival, and the first I have attended. It was a marvelous time and a very unique type of event. Much of the lovely town of Kendal was taken over by the Festival, with window/storefront displays and events all over the village. The main theater at the Brewery Arts Centre LICAF is not a comic con, it is a celebration of the art and writing in comics, both past and present. Yes, it has a “dealers room” of… READ MORE

NYCC Next Week!

September 29th, 2017 | Posted in General

I’ll be at New York Comic Con next week, Thurs Oct 5- Sun Oct 8th at the Javits Center. You’ll find me in Artist’s Alley at table N7, doing my usual thing. Come visit me if you are there! READ MORE

Hugh Hefner: 1926-2017

September 28th, 2017 | Posted in General

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner passed away yesterday at age 91. I did this quick warm up caricature of him this morning just because. Say what you want about Hefner, but he was a champion of cartooning. He loved the artform and started out as a cartoonist himself. Playboy ran a lot of cartoons for most of its long run (until recently, in fact) and had many great cartoonist’s work within its pages over the years like Gahan Wilson, Jack Cole, Jules Feiffer, Bobby London, Shel Sliverstein, Dean Yeagle, Eldon Dedini and many others including Harvey Kurtzman and Will Elder. Long before I became a member of… READ MORE

MAD Blog’s 11th Birthday!

September 26th, 2017 | Posted in General

I totally forgot to post about this back in June, but Tom’s MAD Blog celebrated its 11th birthday this past summer. The first post having appeared on June 26th, 2006. Here’s my annual list of the website stats: Over 8.5 million page views Best day ever: 22,199 views 11,737 comments 3,984 total posts 526 Sunday Mailbag questions answered 552 Sketches o’the Week posted Thanks for visiting, reading, and supporting the blog! READ MORE


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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