Monday MADness

Monday MADness: Samantha Who?

November 13th, 2017 | Posted in MAD Magazine

Here’s a rare look at a splash page I did for a MAD parody from roughs through final pencils, inks, and color. The published final is above. It’s rare because I very seldom scan my final pencils in before inking them, so I have few examples of the pencil stage. This is a parody of the short lived TV show “Samantha Who?” as written by Dick DeBartolo and appeared in MAD #489, May 2008. Clicky to embiggen. Pencil Roughs Final Pencils Inks Final Color   READ MORE

Monday MADness: Stranger Things Cover Story!

October 30th, 2017 | Posted in MAD Magazine

In late July I got a call from MAD art director Sam Viviano asking me if I was interested in doing the cover of issue #548, which would be a “Stranger Things” theme. I was in the middle of doing the art on Desmond Devlin‘s 7 page parody of “Stranger Things” at the time, so this was a no-brainer for me. Actually, ANY cover assignment for MAD is always a no-brainer. Covers jobs are rare as there are only six covers a year, and the brilliant Mark Fredrickson deservedly gets 99.9% of them. I had only ever done one other cover for the main magazine,… READ MORE

Monday Animated MADness: Malcolm in Middle Earth!

October 23rd, 2017 | Posted in Monday MADness

Here’s a look at some of the character work I did for the “MAD” show’s segment “Malcolm in the Middle Earth”, with the video clip at the bottom:   READ MORE

Monday MADness: MAD vs. Viz!

October 16th, 2017 | Posted in MAD Magazine

One of the highlights of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival for me was the “MAD Vs. Viz” panel featuring the one and only Sergio Aragonés and myself representing MAD, and the very funny Graham Dury and Simon Thorp from the British humor magazine Viz, moderated by John McShane. John interviews Sergio and Graham Viz is a hilarious publication featuring a compilation of short comics by various creators, fake ads, parodies of tabloids and letters pages, and other features. It was founded in 1979, and at one time was the third biggest selling magazine in all of Britain. Its humor is often raunchy and politically… READ MORE

Monday MADness- An NYCC Farewell

October 9th, 2017 | Posted in MAD Magazine

This year’s “Mad about MAD” panel at New York Comic Con was special in a number of ways. Oh, it had the usual hilarity lead by VP, Editor and Executive Grand Poo-bah John Ficarra and VP of Art Direction and Grand High Schmuck Sam Viviano. It also had a stellar line up of “The Usual Gang of Idiots” including editors Joe Railoa and Charlie Kadau, former editor Nick Meglin, living legend Al Jaffee, long-time writer Dick DeBartolo, cover artist Mark Fredrickson, and cartoonist Teresa Burns Parkhurst. What was really fantastic was the number of MAD contributors in the audience, who got shout outs from John.… READ MORE

Monday Animated MADness: Ben 10 Franklin

September 25th, 2017 | Posted in Monday MADness

This was one of the weirder segments I worked on for the animated MAD show… Video below. READ MORE

Monday Animated MADness- Superhero Millionaire Matchmaker!

September 11th, 2017 | Posted in Monday MADness

Here’s a look at another series of character sketches I did for a segment on the “MAD” animated show on Cartoon Network. This one was a spoof of teh Bravo network show “The Millionaire Matchmaker” featuring Bruce Wayne and Tony Stark. The animators used previous designs I’d done for Batman and Iron Man for those parts. The above image is the host of the TV show Patti Stanger, and the girl in the fish nets and the guy with the beard are two other personalities from the show. Video clip below. READ MORE

Animated Monday MADness: Extreme Home Renovation!

August 28th, 2017 | Posted in Monday MADness

Here’s a look at some of the character designs I did for a segment of the MAD animated show on Cartoon Network called “Extreme Renovation- House Edition: Superman” and a video of the finished animation:   READ MORE

Monday Animated MADness- Big Fang Theory!

August 14th, 2017 | Posted in Monday MADness

Here’s a look at another of the MAD animated show segments I did some character design work for… The Big Fang Theory! When you see the actual animated piece, you will see that they just loosely based the characters on my drawings, this time. Different style of animation than usual:   READ MORE

Monday MADness: MAD #547 Sneak Peek #2

August 7th, 2017 | Posted in MAD Magazine

Here’s a look at the second of my two pieces in the most recent issue of MAD. This is a two page spread called “Statements Redacted from the Comey Memos” and the writer in uncredited, meaning it was written by the MAD staff. What’s that? You want to read all the gags that surround the image? Well, lucky you! It just so happens that this issue goes onsale on news stands TOMORROW! So go on out and buy an issue, putz! READ MORE

On the Stands: MAD #547!

July 31st, 2017 | Posted in MAD Magazine

In subscribers mailboxes, comic books shops and via digital now, on news stands next Tuesday!!: Cover (Mark Fredrickson) Letters and Tomatoes (Ed.) The Fundalini Trumpalini Pages (Tom Richmond, Charlie Kadau & Jacob Lambert, Bob Staake, Anton Emdin, Jeff Kruse, Ed Steckley, Ward Sutton) The Fundalini Pages (Kenny Keil, John Kerschbaum, Jeff Kruse, Rick Tulka, Paul Coker, Johnny Sampson, Peter Kuper, Ray Alma, J.C. Duffy, Kevin Pope, Scott Maiko, Samuel Ferri) A MAD Look at Wonder Woman (Sergio Aragonés, Colorist: Jim Campbell) Statements Redacted from the Comey Memos (Artist: Tom Richmond) Signs That American Entitlement has Gone Too Far (Teresa Burns Parkhurst) Spy vs. Spy (Peter… READ MORE

Monday Animated MADness- CSiCarly!

July 24th, 2017 | Posted in Monday MADness

This was the very first segment I did some work on for the MAD show on Cartoon Network… “CSiCarly”: Original test designs. I started out too detailed and kept on getting more simplified. Could not find any of the other character designs I did. Not sure what happened to the files. Here’s the clip:   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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