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WW SketchCrawl 47

Saturday April 25th, 2015 Fellow Crawlers, please name the place where you will be sketching from:

Sunday Mailbag- Portfolio Review?

Q: You did a lot of comic book conventions in 2014. Have there been any people coming to you, showing you their drawings and asking for your professional opinion? Could you give them some kind of advice? Did you like it to do?  A: Yes, that happens a lot. This can be an uncomfortable situation, […]

Studio Paintings from Plein Air Drawings

One sees the prairie in layers: sky, grass, soil. And then there’s the forest, constructed from tall, thin strips: tree stems, stacked stones, waterfalls, a slice of sky at the top. One set of laminations lays out flat, the other stands on … Continue reading ?

Great Art Blowout Sale #2

It’s been a few years… so here is another Great Art Blow-out Sale! Well, only 10 pieces but they are of vintage nature. I have to fund the redesign of my website, so I am selling a bunch of older, traditional media illustrations I have lying about for pretty bargain basement prices. Almost all are […]

The madness that was Chinese New Year

The beginning of each year always seems like a mad rush for me. There’s Christmas, and then New Year and pretty soon before you know it, Chinese New Year has come around, complete with cymbals, angpows and a good dose of firecrackers. Show More Summary

Z-People Comic

A month or two ago a posted a teaser about a comic book project I am working on for SitComics called “Z-People”. It’s a humorous zombie story written and published by television comedy writer Darin Henry. Originally I was going to do pencils, inks and color on everything but the comic is going to be […]

tMAoC Throwback Art: Winona Ryder

Cop out for Sketch o’the Week this week… here’s a former SotW with digital grays added for my book. This is Winona Ryder in her role as Mina Murray (Harker) from Bram Stoker’s Dracula… a film that has the dual honor of being probably the most faithful adaptation of the original Stoker novel ever, and […]

Sneak Peek: “House of Cons” from MAD #532

As promised, a couple of panels from the MAD parody of “House of Cards” in issue #532 (clicky any to embiggen…): In case you missed the splash pages that was posted last week: Read the parody in MAD #532, on newsstands now!

On the Stands: MAD #532

In comic book shops, on the iPad and in subscribers mailboxes now, on news stands everywhere tomorrow: Cover (Mark Fredrickson) The Fundalini Pages (Dick DeBartolo, Kevin Pope, Joe Dator, Jeff Kruse, Sam Sisco, Kenny Keil, Nathan Cooper, Bob Staake, Shannon Wheeler, Desmond Devlin, Anton Emdin, Samuel Ferri, Kit Lively, Evan Dorkin & Sarah Dyer, Patrick […]

Sunday Mailbag: Is Comic Art Real Art?

Q: I have a question with regards on seeing Comics/Graphic Novels as Fine Arts. How do you view comic art? High Art? Low Art? I’m asking as I’m currently facing scorns and that “question mark” look from many of my “fine art” peers on me using comic inking style as a style to paint on […]


Doud Gilford was so moved by the outpouring of sadness over the closing of his incredible MAD Cover Site that he has reinstated it! Hooray for all of MAD fandom, and a humongous THANK YOU to Doug for keeping this institution alive. From the MCS: Because my act of removing the site has been likened […]

How Are Your Acting (and Drawing) Chops?

The  Sacred Fools Theater Company’s upcoming production is Astro Boy and the God of Comics by Natsu Onoda Power. It’s a nontraditional performance piece about Anime legend Osamu Tezuka and has a strong real time drawing component. Because of this, the Fools are wondering if some of our members might be interested in auditioning. (You [...]

Chiustream broadcasting live Monday Feb 23, 2015

Please subscribe to his Livestream account (link below) to stay notified of future streams. This Monday Feb 23th 10am ET/ 7am PT, watch a live broadcast, the 'CHIUSTREAM' with artist Bobby Chiu. Show More Summary

Drawing Exercise to start your day

Hi all,I'm starting up the Chiustreams again with a twist. I'm incorporating exercises we can do together while the video plays. Come join me and like the video if you'd like to support what I'm doing here. Bobby

tMAoC Throwback Art: Matt Damon!

Another illustration/sketch from my book, this one is of Matt Damon done in watercolor.

tMAoC Art: Paul Newman!

Another piece of art from my 2011 book The Mad Art of Caricature.

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