A MAD HISTORY LESSON

Mental Floss posted this video about the history of MAD magazine a couple weeks ago. I've been meaning to link to it but I keep forgetting....

A “LIVE STYLE” COMMISSION!

Here's another drawing from my “Virtual Artist's Alley” event late last month, iconic bad guy actor Lee Van Cleef! This was one of...

 
 
 

ANOTHER MAD MOCK COVER!

My freelancing workload just went from Mach 2 to Warp 7, so I am taking the month of April off of doing a “Sketch o'the Week”. Instead...

TRADEMARK VS. COPYRIGHT

This is an interesting article about a lawsuit filed back in the 1980's by the Anheuser-Busch beer company against the creators/publishers...

 
 
 

ME ON “FROM THE MIDDLE” PODCAST

I've done a number of podcast interviews in the last year or two, but this one is definitely a favorite. From the Middle is a “comedy,...

NEW PIECE IN MAD!

Hey everybody! I have some art in the latest issue of MAD Magazine!!! For realz! I just cancelled my application to replace the license...

 
 
 

AN INKY VIDEO!

Every Tuesday we post an update on the CLAPTRAP Indiegogo “Indemand” store site. This week's update is a 15 minute video of me inking...

SUNDAY MAILBAG- EMPTY!

Welp, it's been a while since I've had an empty mailbag but here it is. After 659 answered mailbag questions over the last 15 years,...

 
 
 

MADNESS 21- 2003 OSCARS!

The next stop on our MADdeningly slow chronological slog through my MAD work is a look at my 21st piece in the magazine, “MAD Sizes...

ILLUSTRATION THROWBACK THURSDAY- BAT JACKET!

Back in the 80's and 90's I did a lot of airbrush work, including the occasional piece of clothing. I still have this Val Kilmer Batman...

 
 
 

MAD 19 SNEAK PEEK!

The Usual Idiots at MAD posted this sneak peek from MAD 19 on their Instagram yesterday, so I thought I'd share it here. It's from...

VIRTUAL CON MAD COVER COMMISION!

No “Sketch o'the Week” today, or maybe for a while. Between work on CLAPTRAP, a freelance job that is a lot of work with a tight deadline,...

 
 
 

FRANK JACOBS, 1929-2021

I was saddened to hear of the passing of MAD‘s “Poet Laureate”, longtime writer Frank Jacobs yesterday. He was 91. Frank is best known...

MADNESS 20: NEW NASCAR RULES!

We continue our inane and pointless wandering through my appearances in MAD Magazine with my 20th contribution, a return to the world...

 
 
 

SUNDAY MAILBAG: 3/4 VIEW ALFRED?

Q: Has anyone ever drawn Alfred E Neuman from an angle that was NOT “straight on”? I know he has been drawn from the back of his head...

STUFF FROM MY STUDIO 15: MAD 50TH SHIRTS!

I started with MAD in mid-late 2000, and only two years later the magazine celebrated its 50th birthday. I took it upon myself to have...

 
 
 

APRIL FOOL'S FLASHBACK!

Five years ago I pulled this epic April Fool's Day prank on a vacant lot about a mile up the street from our house. The lot had contained...

SKETCH O'THE WEEK- ZIGGY STARDUST!

Well, actually it's David Bowie in his Ziggy Stardust persona, complete with screwed-up eyes and screwed-down hairdo, like some cat...

 
 
 

FUNKO POP ALFRED?

It was announced last week that toy company Funko is making an Alfred E. Neuman version of their popular “Pop” toy figures. This is...

MADNESS 19- SCRUBS!

We continue our relentless chronological crawl through my MAD work with a look at my 19th job for the magazine, a TV parody of the...

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Rusty Young, Country-Rock Pioneer, Is Dead at 75

As a founding member of the band Poco, he helped define a genre and establish the pedal steel guitar as an integral voice in West Coast rock. Read more ...

Summer Cottage Pötzleinsdorf / Schuberth und Schuberth

Summer Cottage Pötzleinsdorf / Schuberth und Schuberth

Schuberth und Schuberth Location: Wienerwald, Austria Project Year: 2019 Photographs: Christoph Panzer Area: 50.0 m2 Read more ...

The First-Ever Camera Collar Footage Shot by a Wild Wolf

You can now see the world from a wolf's point of view. This 3-minute video is the first-ever camera collar footage shot from the perspective of a wild wolf. The video was... Read more ...

After Bullying Reports, Scott Rudin Will Step Away From Broadway

The powerful producer of “Hello, Dolly!” and “The Book of Mormon” regrets “the pain my behavior caused” and says others will directly run his shows. Read more ...

Why Are So Many Cameras Limited by Design?

Why Are So Many Cameras Limited by Design?

Expensive cameras often lack basic features. The most common limitations-by-design are fixed screens and no flash. I suspect that some camera designers aren't photographers and... Read more ...

ROBERT FAWCETT'S MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

ROBERT FAWCETT'S MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

Even a boring spot illustration of a postal clerk can become an exciting trip through an abstract art exhibition when the illustrator is Robert Fawcett. Take a closer look... Read more ...

Krazy Kat

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Up all night, Greg Girard

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Tutorial: How to paint Vargskyr from Warhammer Quest Cursed City

Tutorial: How to paint Vargskyr from Warhammer Quest Cursed City

In this post, I'll show you how to paint Vargskyr from Warhammer Quest Cursed City in 19 easy to follow steps. You'll learn how I layer Contrast paints to paint the fur, use... Read more ...

Expressive Still Live Floral Painting, Colorful Original Flower Art, “JUST...

Expressive Still Live Floral Painting, Colorful Original Flower Art, “JUST GO BOLD” by Texas Contemporary Artist Jill Haglund

10"x10"x.75 Acrylic on Canvas-Available View purchase info HERE View Jill's Original Paintings at View Jill's Greeting Cards HERE Follow Jill on Instagram Follow Jill on... Read more ...