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MAD: To Be or Not To Be

Above is the last issue of MAD. (Or not.) #9 is dated October 2019 and on the shelves of bookstores, grocery stores, and newsstands now. Somehow I find it fitting that the last issue of MAD has a television satire of a fake series. This is the big Tarantino issue with my cover and a […]

Posted on: Aug 8, 2019,  Section: Caricature, Comic history, Magazines, Comments: 0 Comments

Once Upon a Time … in MAD … with Tom Richmond

Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood takes place in 1969 and it is filled with meticulously researched and re-created period detail. Leonardo DiCaprio plays television star Rick Dalton, whose western series was once a big hit but whose career has faded. How bad is it for Rick? He’s relegated to doing guest shots on […]

Posted on: Aug 2, 2019,  Section: Caricature, Cartooning, How-to, Movies, Comments: 1 Comment

Comic Character as Presidential Nominee?

  Pogo, Howard the Duck, Snoopy, Bill the Cat, and other comic characters have had runs at being the President of the United States. Yes, even Alfred E. Neuman.   Now Alfred E. Neuman has been introduced into the 2020 race by President Trump. “Alfred E. Neuman cannot become president of the United States,” Trump […]

Posted on: May 11, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Caricature, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on Comic Character as Presidential Nominee?

Charity Auctions – Buy Original Cartoon Art

Only a week to go for two charity events highlighted by auctioning of cartoons. Editorial and magazine cartoonists have made contributions to benefit two good causes. above: Steve Kelley, Rob Rogers   First up, with an auction ending May 7, is the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. The RCFP provides pro boon legal […]

Posted on: May 1, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Auctions, Caricature, Cartooning, Cartoons, Editorial cartooning, Gatherings, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

An UnPresidented Deck of Cards

The crowd funding effort for “the UnPresidented deck” has reached almost, as of this writing, 300% of its stated goal, and still has three days until the project’s call for pledges ends. As the Digital Journal explains: The UNPRESIDENTED deck, like an ancient deck, each suit has unique symbolism as Spades represents the Trump Administration […]

Posted on: Apr 10, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Caricature, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on An UnPresidented Deck of Cards

Happy 90th Mort Drucker

Born March 22, 1929 is one of the greatest caricaturists of all time. Mort Drucker becomes a Senior Stripper on the occasion of his 90th birthday.     World famous for his decades for satirizing movie and tv stars’ shows for MAD magazine, he was much more that that. For example he is an amazing […]

Posted on: Mar 22, 2019,  Section: Caricature, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic strips, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 1 Comment

70th National Newspaper Award Finalists

  The National Newspaper Awards is the trade name of the Canadian Daily Newspaper Awards Programme Administration Corporation, a not-for-profit body which governs the awards program.   Finalists for Editorial Cartooning: • Michael de Adder, Halifax Chronicle-Herald/Brunswick News/Toronto Star.       • Brian Gable, Globe and Mail. • Garnotte (Michel Garneau), Le Devoir.   […]

Posted on: Mar 18, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Caricature, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on 70th National Newspaper Award Finalists

Tom Richmond Featured On Minnesota Original television show

Posted on: Jan 29, 2016,  Section: Caricature, Comments: 1 Comment

Great story how Jason Chatfield did a caricature of Larry David for Katie Curic

Ginger Meggs cartoonist, stand-up comedian and caricaturist Jason Chatfield relates how he ended up creating a caricature of Larry David. I can?t quite explain why, but being insulted by Larry is a great honour. The job came through a fellow New York illustrator and great friend, Ed Steckley. He passed the job on through an agency, knowing full well […]

Posted on: Mar 4, 2015,  Section: Caricature, Comments: 1 Comment

Jason Chatfield going toe to toe with Parisian caricaturists

Speaking of Jason Chatfield and caricatures, he has another great story about how he ended up in the seat of a Parisian caricaturist for a caricature and ended up switching the tables. Or, um, seats. I felt kind of guilty about the whole photo debacle, so wanted to make amends. I walked over and said […]

Posted on: Mar 4, 2015,  Section: Caricature, Comments: 1 Comment

Aussie cartoonist Chris Wilson breaks world record for marathon caricature drawing

I’m always a bit surprised at the various things that get logged as a Guinness World Record, but I like this one: From The ABC: Canberra cartoonist Chris Wilson has broken the world record for the longest caricature-drawing marathon, putting pen to paper in the foyer of the Canberra Hospital for more than two days […]

Posted on: Aug 21, 2014,  Section: Caricature, Comments: 2 Comments

What caricature can teach computers about facial recognition

Wired magazine has an interesting article on the limits of facial recognition and what the art of caricature could teach those trying to make computer recognition possible. Ben Austen talks to caricature artists Stephen Silver, Jason Seiler, Roger Hurtado, and Court Jones. ?I don?t care how many wrinkles there are around the eye or if […]

Posted on: Oct 31, 2013,  Section: Caricature, Technology, Comments: Comments Off on What caricature can teach computers about facial recognition

Johnny Depp to host documentary about Ralph Steadman

Actor Johhny Depp is slated to host a documentary about legendary artist Ralph Steadman. The film is entitled For No Good Reason. From the synopsis: Johnny Depp pays a call on his friend and hero RALPH STEADMAN and we take off on a high-spirited, lyrical, raging and soulful journey discovering the life and works of […]

Posted on: Oct 28, 2013,  Section: Books, Caricature, Cartoons, International, Comments: Comments Off on Johnny Depp to host documentary about Ralph Steadman

Tom Richmond offering personal caricature with Artist Edition of The Mad Art of Caricature

From Tom Richmond: For all those who have written me over the years asking if I do personal commissions, looking for a caricature of themselves or their family/friends … now’s your chance! I’ll draw one as part of a Limited Artist’s Edition of my book, The Mad Art of Caricature! A Serious Guide to drawing […]

Posted on: Nov 9, 2012,  Section: Books, Caricature, Comments: 9 Comments

Controversial cartoon of Jesus causing ruckus in Germany

A cartoon by on display at the caricature museum in the German city of Kassel is raising a ruckus. The cartoon depicts Jesus hanging on the cross and words coming down from heaven, “Hey, you. I f—– your mother.” Religious officials have called it offensive and have asked the museum to remove it to which […]

Posted on: Aug 28, 2012,  Section: Caricature, Cartoons, International, Comments: 4 Comments