The Dakota County Tribune Business Weekly has great profile of MAD Magagzine cartoonist Tom Richmond and how he became a MAD Magazine regular, his caricature business and his obsession with Batman.
Richmond broke in after “relentlessly” sending his work to the magazine’s art department and meeting twice with the art director in the summer of 1999.
“Eventually I wore the guys at MAD down and they gave me an assignment,” Richmond said.
MAD reunited Richmond with his beloved Batman, tapping him to illustrate its parodies of the last two movies: 2005’s “Batman Begins” and 2008’s “The Dark Knight.”
“I lobbied for those,” said Richmond, who loves Christian Bale in the lead role. “Those are the only jobs I ever lobbied for for MAD.”