New Blog: MAD Caricaturist Tom Richmond


Back around 1995 while still in art school, I took a summer job drawing caricatures at a local amusement park. It was the first job where I actually got paid to draw, and it was a tremendous learning and growing experience for me. Sort of an art boot camp. I was very shy and insecure (and frankly not very good at caricatures), but I learned how to draw fast and under pressure, and I also learned a great deal about dealing with people and building my artistic confidence. All of those things have been a tremendous help to me as a freelancer.

Why am I telling you this? Because my boss was Tom Richmond, an award-winning caricaturist and illustrator who has since become a leading artist at MAD Magazine. I just learned Tom has a new website to showcase his amazing work, complete with a blog. Tom is a seasoned professional with a lot of experience and insight, not to mention a boat load of talent and a fun drawing style. Had I been wiser, I would have used that summer in ’94 to get to know Tom and pick his brain a little. Instead I’m looking forward to following his blog and seeing what insights he has to share.

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One thought on “New Blog: MAD Caricaturist Tom Richmond

  1. Heyas,Cedric! Thanx for always checking up on my stuff regularly! ^^ I really appreciate it. Can’t say I’m happy with my own efforts,sorry ’bout that. Any weird or funny moments with the people you’re caricaturing?Lovely new posts and thanx for the heads-up on the new blogs! I’m definitely gonna head on there next. ^^

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