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Sunday Mailbag: Practicing Caricatures?

Q: When teaching people to draw caricatures, do you have them draw a hundred variations of a nose, eyes, chin, etc., or do you have them jump right in and attempt to draw caricatures. In other words, what’s the best way to practice drawing caricatures? A: While practicing individual features on their own is a […]

Petty Gods

Clerchad the Counter, Petty Goddess of Commerce and Bookkeeping Qwarghourn the Bilious, Petty God of Dyspepsia and Miscibilities Krythyle, Mistress of the Wounded Foot, Petty Goddess of Foot Snares Tarvin the Mighty, Petty God of Adolescent Adventure For The Expanded Petty Gods: A Compendium of Weird and Unusual Minor Godlings, a supplement for old-school fantasy rpgs.

#715 Blacksadfriday

I was very happy to spend some time with Juanjo at the CTN and grilled him with all sort of question about the making of a "bande dessinee".

Black Friday Sale on Prints (incl. Doctor Who)!!

It’s Black Friday and the Studio Store has a special deal on all our prints… today only! Get one of our Limited Edition Batman prints “Bats in the Belfrey”: or one of our Limited Edition Sherlock Holmes print “The Game is Afoot!”: for the low, low price of $19.99 (regularly $25)! That’s more that 20% […]

Sketches From Spain: A Few Thanksgiving Birds

The rain in Spain falls mainly on Sevilla at the moment, where Antman is giving a talk and I am enjoying a few quiet moments of reflection and gratitude on Thanksgiving Day. I’m thankful for our four-month Danish adventure and for family and good … Continue reading ?

Happy Thanksgiving!

Here’s hoping you have a wonderful holiday with friends and family!

The Walking Sketches- Carl Grimes!

The Walking Sketches continue with Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes.

Do you self-publish? Email me!

  I just did a shout out on Instagram about finding artists and illustrators to feature for Pikaland’s gift guide this year (I think it should read 2014, not 2015, doh!) So if you know of any artists who self publishes on Amazon, Etsy,...Show More Summary

Book review: Draw Paint Print Like the Great Artists

  Marion Deuchars has done it again. In 2011 I reviewed her book Let’s Make Some Great Art (review here) and it was a unique book which made me squeal with delight when I peeled open its pages back then. In her latest book, Draw Paint...Show More Summary

RIP Sharon Sakai

The comic book world is in mourning today. The wonderfully talented and equally wonderful person, comic book icon Stan Sakai, finally lost his wife Sharon today after a long battle with a brain tumor. Stan and Sharon were like rays of sunshine whenever you ran into them at a comic con or a cartoonist event. […]

Members Screening of Until Sbornia Do Us Part

DreamWorks Artistic Development Invites You  to a Special Screening of Until Sbornia Do Us Part Friday, December 5th, 6:30 PM DreamWorks Animation Campanile Theater 1000 Flower Street, Glendale, CA 91201 Followed by a Q&A with Ennio Torresan and Fabiano Pandolfi Members of ASIFA-Hollywood will receive information on how to RSVP for the screening via email. [...]

The Wall of Shame: Homeland!

Clicky to Embiggen… When one of the main writers of the Showtime show “Homeland” saw the MAD parody written by David Shayne and drawn by me, he contacted me to ask about getting some prints of the splash page. Naturally I obliged, but I added an extra print asking for some autographs by the cast […]

#714 C.T.N 2014

I have thought these three great character designers,Peter de Seve, Heidi Smith, Carlos Grangel were very courageous drawing front of all of us and thank you Mr John Musker for beeing as usual a terrific moderator.

Monday MADness: Star Wars Thanksgiving!

Click image for a closer look… Back in 2008 I did this illustration of the cover of MAD Kids, the short lived but much loved spin off of MAD put together for the Nick Jr. set. Pencils and a few closeups of some elements below, as well as the image as it appear on the […]

Art of the Day: Still Life with Danish Pastry

Greetings from Seville, Spain, actually, from a biological field station south of there in Doñana National Park. Just trudged in from a long day in the field, but had, for starters: wild boars, griffon vultures, sardinian warblers and a pink flock of flamingoes. And right now some owl … Continue reading ?

CTNx: Animation Educators Forum

Join animation educators from around the globe as we discuss approaches to navigating the open seas of short film distribution: Birds of a Feather Discussion: Navigating the Film festival Maelstrom 2015: What Your Students Should Know About Film Festival, Web Venues and Contests. November 22, 2014 from 10:30 ro 11:15 AM.. at CTNx 2014 in [...]

The Penguins of Madagascar Members Screening

DreamWorks Animation and Twentieth Century Fox invite members of ASIFA-Hollywood and their families (member +3) to a special ASIFA-Hollywood 3D Screening of The Penguins of Madagascar SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd at 11:00 a.m. The Zanuck Theatre (on the Fox lot) 10201 West Pico Boulevard Los Angeles 90064 Discover the secrets of the greatest and most hilarious [...]

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