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.”
When celebrities ask for original MAD Mag art from Tom Richmond he provides an oversized print of the art as published in the magazine and requests they autograph their name next to their caricature. He’s built up an impressive collection which he terms his Wall of Shame.
The AV Club has posted an extenstive interview with the legendary Jack Davis. AVC: What artists were important to you growing up? JD: Growing up, of course, Walt Disney. Donald Duck—the big feet—and Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs. And Harold Foster, who drew Prince Valiant, and he also drew Tarzan, Edgar Rice Burroughs’ bit. [...]
CNN profiles the career of MAD Magazine cartoonist Al Jaffee. Today Jaffee, who will be 91 in March, is known for his own contraptions, many designed during his long relationship with Mad magazine. There’s the Mad Fold-in, the magazine’s inside back page, which cleverly turns one Jaffee work into another by folding one portion over [...]
Mike Lynch purchased an antique Saturday Evening Post and has posted scans of the cartoons from the June 30-July 7, 1962 edition. Check out all 16.
This last weekend was a rare event at the Savannah College of Art and Design. SCAD brought together several of the cartoonists from MAD Magazine: Jack Davis, Al Jaffee, Paul Coker, Jr., Nick Meglin, ‘Duck’ Edwing, Sergio Aragones, Sam Viviano and Tom Richmond. The AP did a story covering the event with the angle of [...]
Michael Cavna talks to New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff about this year’s Cartoon Edition. Mankoff is describing the behind-the-scenes process of culling and curating The New Yorker’s annual Cartoon Issue (now on newstands and online). The issue offers not only an A-list collection of “funnies,” but also featured cartoons by such top talent as [...]
Cory Pandolph, cartoonist for The Elderberries and creator of Bark Eater Lake and Toby, Robot Satan, sold a cartoon to The New Yorker back in June. The cartoon was published in this week’s edition. You can see the cartoon on The New Yorker’s website.
Richard Gehr interviews here for The Comics Journal. GEHR: When did you first approach The New Yorker? CHAST: In April of ’78 I was still living at home with my parents, which was not good. I don’t think they wanted me there any more than I wanted to be there, but I didn’t know what [...]
File this one in the must-have category: The MAD Fold-In Collection: 1964-2010 Here’s Amazon’s description. Al Jaffee’s ‘Fold-Ins’, which have graced the back page of “MAD Magazine” since 1964, have become an icon of American humour, issue after issue, year after year, each fold-in requires the reader to simply fold tab A to tab B [...]
Last week I directed readers to Anton Emdin’s inking tutorial, but he had to pull the post due to a conflict. That tutorial is now back online. Below is his warm up video:
Movie crittic Roger Ebert, who has entered the New Yorker caption contest regularly since it began, has finally won. Robert Mankoff writes about the win on his blog. Roger was being a bit hyperbolic when he claimed to have entered practically all of the contests since its inception. Out of a possible two hundred and [...]
Anton Emdin, one of this year’s NCS nominees in the Magazine Feature/Magazine Illustration category, has posted a tutorial on inking with a brush. Inking is fun! There’s something intoxicating and slightly scary about laying down permanent ink over a sketch you may have spent hours on. When I was starting out I often felt that [...]
Carolina Pedraza over at Wacky Short Creations interviews New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly. HW: What part of your day is spent sketching and drawing, and what part is spent infusing your brain with what’s going on in the world so you can draw about it? LD: (laughter) That is well put. When I was younger, [...]