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Tom Richmond to self publish The Mad Art of Caricature!

MAD Magazine cartoonist Tom Richmond is self publishing a new book entitled, “The Mad Art of Caricature!.” The book is 170+ pages and contains hundreds of illustrations, step-by-step techniques, tips, and in-depth theories on the art caricature. Book ships in September, but he’s taking pre-orders now with options of signed copies, copies with original art or both. Visit his website for details and pricing or do what I did and just go buy a copy.

Community Comments

#1 C. Hart
@ 9:24 am

I’m definitely going to check this book out. I love Tom Richmond’s work.

#2 dave nelson
@ 11:49 am

I’ll buy it for sure. I’ve leeched off his great website for long enough!

#3 Dave Stephens
@ 1:38 pm

By far the best caricature lessons on the web are Tom Richmond’s so it’s only natural that this book will continue that tradition… Looking forward to it!!

#4 Pete McDonnell
@ 4:43 pm

Cool cover, looks like it’ll be a good book. Speaking of books on caricature, is there anything out there on Mort Drucker besides “Familiar faces” by David Duncan (which is a nice book, but I would love to have more)?

#5 Tom Racine
@ 7:16 pm

I saw his “dummy” copy at the San Diego Comic Con, and trust me, folks, this is going to be the caricaturist’s Bible in years to come. Tom has a great way of truly analyzing faces and poses and the teaching gift to tell YOU how it’s done. None of this “draw a circle, add two lines and Voila! The Mona Lisa!” crap. It’s detailed with hundreds of drawings and sketches. I’m not drawing much anymore, and I want one. :)

#6 Dave Stephens
@ 3:50 am

Easiest prediction in my entire life: Tom’s book will become THE standard by which all future “how-to” books on caricature will be judged… The old gold standard was Lenn Redman’s book, “How to Draw Caricatures”, still a great resource, but it was published in 1984… Admittedly, Jim van der Keyl also has a fantastic how-to book on caricature, chock full of useful info and examples, however, I have to give the nod to Tom…

#7 Tom Richmond
@ 1:49 am

Thanks for the votes of confidence, gentlemen. I will try to live up to them!

#8 shantanu inamdar
@ 11:55 am

How do i buy this book? i need it desperately!

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