Congratulations to Tom Richmond whose blog, Tom’s MAD blog which turns seven this week. Well—belated birthday. This blog began seven years ago yesterday (I would have posted then, but it was “Sketch o’the Week” Day!). Over 5.7 million page views (best day ever- 22,199 views), 2,570 total posts, over 9,300 comments, 343 Sunday Mailbag questions […]
New Yorker cartoonist Corey Pandolph, (AKA Fake Rockstar, former Elderberries cartoonist, creator of Toby, Robot Satan and Barkeater Lake) woke up to find his car had been towed. As a struggling cartoonist/illustrator in New York, his income varied, so he took the creative route to raise the money to get it back by selling his […]
Over at Tall Tale Radio Tom Racine interviews NCS President, MAD Mag cartoonist and author Tom Richmond and discuss the new NCS award for “Best Online Comic,” his trip to the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and his new book, “The Mad Art of Caricature.”
Excellent blog. Now 5 years old.
Mike Lynch attended and has posted photos of this year’s Bunny Bash hosted by Bunny Hoest co-creator of Howard Huge. The event is an annual gathering of cartoonists in the New York area.
Tom Racine interviews MAD cartoonist Tom Richmond about caricature, MAD Magazine, Batman, and his trip to Iraq with Stephan Pastis and Gary Trudeau.
Last week the news that Tom Richmond and Ray Grigg’s “Bobble Rep” iPhone app had been rejected from the iTunes App Store went viral across Mac and cartooning blogs. Saturday, Tom was notified that Apple had reversed its decision and the app is now in the App Store. Bobble Rep, the iPhone app conceived and […]
We have three reports from cartoonists regarding their trips to the Middle East region. MAD Magazine artist Tom Richmond was part of the NCS/USO group that went to Iraq, Jan Eliot and Daryl Cagle went to Algiers for the 2009 Festival International de la Bande Dessinee d’Alger and then went on to Morocco (Eliot), Egypt […]
Last week came news of several papers in the alt-newspaper market that were temporarily suspending buying syndicated cartoons. Mike Lynch reports that several magazines have stopped buying cartoons, reduced their payout or started buying Cartoonbank cartoons. Specifically he mentions First for Women, Good Housekeeping, Time Magazine and Woman’s World as having made major changes to […]
As promised, MAD Magazine artist Tom Richmond has posted a lengthy and insightful article on the recent announcement that MAD Magazine was dropping to a quarterly after this April. MAD’s real problem is one they cannot avoid… they are a magazine. Name me a single magazine, outside tabloid trash peddlers, that isn’t struggling badly right […]
» MAD cartoonist Tom Richmond will be the “Phone a Friend” for Jim Batts, a fellow caricaturist, who will be competing on the “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” on October 23. » The Jamestown Sun (ND) has picked up Chad Carpenter’s self-syndicated Tundra. » Atlanta Journal-Constitution editorial cartoonist Mike Luckovich will speak at North […]
» The Beat has your Free Comic Book Day round up. » Webcomic PhD (Piled Higher and Deeper) has partnered with the AfterCollege network to post career and job information to its comic subscribers. » Tom Richmond reviews Axiotronâ€™s Modbook vs. Cintiq 12 WX for those who draw directly into the computer. » E&P mentions […]
Al Jaffee, the MAD Magazine cartoonist who draws the MAD Fold-In and one of this year’s Reuben Award nominees has been profiled by the New York Times. An excerpt: So Mr. Jaffee became a writer-artist. And in 1964 he had an idea. Playboy, Life and other magazines had their lavish color fold-outs, so Mad, he […]
» Tom Richmond has posted his 3rd how-to article on the topic of caricature. As always – a wealth of information. » Check out Cafe Con Leche creator Charlos Gary on TV. » Ted Rall reacts to “Bad Cartoonist” in a very “modern, post-MacNelly style.” (See the March 9th blog post.) » Mike Lynch has […]