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Studio Store Back Up! Book On Sale!

The Studio Store is finally back up and running, and with that I’m running a sale on signed copies of The Mad Art of Caricature! That’s right… you can order a signed copy for only $20 plus shipping. That’s cheaper than Amazon, and it’s signed!

50 Years of Al Jaffee Fold-Ins!

I know it looks like that should be an embedded video but sadly that’s not possible, so clicking on it will bring you to a Yahoo News story (with a short video!) about how Al Jaffee‘s “MAD Fold-In” turns 50 next month. The story starts out: It just might be one of the longest freelance […]

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Today is Valentine’s Day, and it’s an extra special day because it coincides with Chap Goh Meh – the 15th day of the Chinese New Year, which is also the Chinese version of Valentine’s Day. Have a lovely day folks, and I’ll catch youShow More Summary

NCS Online Divison Awards Submissions

First, a reminder to all that the submissions for consideration for the National Cartoonists Society’s divisional awards are due on Saturday, Feb 15th! Here’s a list of all the divisions, the requirements for eligibility, and where to send the submissions. I’m pleased to say that the online divisions have been receiving a good number of […]

Sneak Peek at MAD #526

Clicky to visit the sneak peek… Crave Online has an exclusive sneak peek at one of the features in the upcoming issue of MAD: The new American Girls doll collection (girls as in HBO’s Girls). Click the image or link above for more of the fun. MAD #526 hits news stands on February 25th.

Sketch o’the Week- Ashley Olsen!

At least I think it’s Ashley Olsen… might be Mary-Kate. Very quick study from a pic I ran across doing a Google image search for “duck lips”.

Studio Store Broken!

That’s what I get for clicking to update the Woocommerce plugin when it indicates there’s an update. The Studio Store is offline and probably will be for a day or two. My apologies if you suddenly had an urge to order a book or a Doctor Who print.

Trailer for Long Slow Flight of the Ashbot

A film by Colin West McDonald, based on my comic! Mr. McDonald's website.His production company, Stoker Motion Pictures.And since blogger sometimes makes this video disappear, here's a direct link:Long Slow Flight of the Ashbot

The Dreaded Deadline Demon

This went from 0 to 160 overnight around here…

Recap: Singapore Biennale 2013

  With every art exhibition I go to, I always look forward to personal reflections that will follow. And so this Chinese New Year, I went AWOL for a bit (sorry guys!) but with a good reason – I went on a trip down south to visit friends...Show More Summary

#Afternoon of Remembrance #ASIFA

On Sunday, February 23, the Animation Community will come together for the 20th edition of THE AFTERNOON OF REMEMBRANCE The Animation Guild 1105 N. Hollywood Way in Burbank February 23rd Sunday beginning at 1pm. It’s our annual non-denominational celebration of all our friends who passed away the previous year. Refreshments will be served. In Memoriam [...]

Monday MADness! MAD #526 Cover!

An exclusive first look at the cover of MAD #526, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly! The cover artist is Mark Fredrickson. In this issue I did the art for the “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” spoof as MAD let slip last week. I will post a sneak peek of that when the issue is released.

Sunday Mailbag

Q: If you are doing a commission like your James Bond commission, which copyrights does your customer get? Does the customer, who gets the James Bond original also get all copyrights? In this case he could use your art for instance as a book cover or scan it and use it on his homepage etc.. […]

Why I’m Glad I’m Not Painting Polar Bears

Are you staying warm? No? Me neither. It’s freezing, hasn’t gotten above 25 degrees F in more than a week, hovers mostly around 10, not counting sub-zero wind chill. It snows  just enough to close the public schools every few … Continue reading ?

There’s a Zucker Born Every Minute Dept.

 Clicky to visit the MAD website If you don’t regularly visit the MAD Magazine website you are missing out on some timely and funny stuff. Since they relaunched it a couple of years ago (originally called “The Idioitcal”, a title I loved but which they seem to have dropped) they have been terrific at posting […]

#Nickelodeon #Breadwinners Screened for #ASIFA Members

On February 4, Nickelodeon Animation Studios hosted a very special preview of their brand-new animated series Breadwinners. The screening included a Q&A session with Steve Borst and Gary “Doodles” Di Raffaele (creators and executive producers of Breawinners), and Rich Magallanes (President of Nickelodeon Animation, Current Series). Show More Summary

Tales from the Theme Park #6

The Craziest Theme Request Ever… When you do live caricature, especially in a theme park or retail setting where speed is not as important as it is when doing parties or events, you get a lot of people asking to be drawn doing this or that. There are many standards like “as a baseball player” […]

Sketch o’the Week- The War Doctor!

I give up. Due to popular request from some very obsessive Doctor Who fans, I give you Doctor 8.5 aka The War Doctor, as portrayed by John Hurt. I will not be drawing David Tennant‘s hand, which having regenerated in an episode apparently counts as an individual Doctor regeneration, nor any of the actors who […]

#AnnieAwards Official Press Release

Walt Disney Animation’s ‘Frozen’ took top honors as Best Animated Feature at the 41st Annual Annie Awards held Saturday, February 1 at UCLA’s Royce Hall. The Best Animated Special Production was awarded to ‘Chipotle Scarecrow’ (Chipotle...Show More Summary

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