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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Comics Journal’s Michael Dean writes a more in-depth piece on the recent announcement that MoCCA is merging with Society of Illustrators. In a little more than a month, this radical transformation of MoCCA’s future went from a tentative germ of an idea to nearly a fait accompli. With the lease coming to an end […]
In the St. Louis area? Check out the new Al Hirschfeld exhibit set to open September 7. Al is best known for his black and white portraits of celebrities and Broadway stars. The exhibit includes 100 original pieces of drawings, paintings, prints etc. from his career. Al was born in St. Louis.
Last night the National Cartoonists Society gathered in Las Vegas for their annual Reuben Award banquet. The top honor for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year went to MAD Magazine cartoonist Tom Richmond. Tom started his career doing caricatures and freelance work for magazines, publishers and advertisers. As a caricaturist, he has been honored by the […]
Posted on: May 27, 2012, Section: Animation, Awards, Books, Caricature, Comic Books, Comic strips, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, Gatherings, Illustration, Magazines, National Cartoonist Society, web comics, Comments: 7 Comments
MAD Magazine cartoonist Tom Richmond has posted news on his blog that his book “The Mad Art of Caricature!” has gone into a second printing and he’s signed with a distributor so that bookstores can carry it. This is fantastic news. “The Mad Art of Caricature!” is one of those books that should belong on […]
Raychelle Muhammad interviews illustrator and caricaturist Kerry G. Johnson: 1) Please describe your journey to becoming an artist. Art has always been my passion. In fact, I knew in kindergarten that I was gifted and blessed as an artist after drawing a picture of cat that won first place in a citywide contest of youth. […]
MAD Magazine cartoonist Tom Richmond has written about his experience working with ventriloquist comedian Jeff Dunham to create a new character for his comedy routine. The new character is AJ, the son of Achmed the Dead Terrorist. Early in the summer of 2010 I received a call from some gentlemen out in LA who represented […]
The annual International Society of Caricature Artist’s convention is set for November 13-18 i Clearwater FL. From MAD Magazine cartoonist and The Mad Art of Caricature author Tom Richmond: About 200 professional caricaturists, ranging from party artists to illustrators to sculptors to animators, descend on the unsuspecting host resort for 5 days. They spend their […]
Artist, caricaturist and illustrator Sam Norkin has passed away at the age of 94. Sam’s seven decade career centered around theater caricature and his work was published in major newspapers across the U.S. For more than seven decades, Mr. Norkin depicted and described the performing arts in America through his sketches and artworks. During his […]
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 […]
Some unsolicited promotion for Tom Richmond: Tom has posted several original sketches of the cast of “Lost” that he’s selling off. Excellent thinking and timing, Tom – striking while the iron is hot. While you’re perusing the caricatures, read his review of the series finale. One of the better reviews out there.
Tomorrow is the accidentily set date for everyone to draw the Prophet Mohammed. Open discussion – is anyone participating? What are your predictions about what will happen tomorrow? A non-event day, or will it go viral causing riots in the streets. Take a position now. Tomorrow we’ll see.