I Am Tom Richmond, one of the "Usual Gang of Idiots" from MAD Magazine over the last 20 years. I'm known for the movie and TV parodies in MAD. And I literally wrote THE book on how to draw caricatures in "The Mad Art of Caricature". Ask Me Anythin...
Hey Reddit! I'm Tom Richmond, a freelance caricaturist, cartoonist, and humorous illustrator and a longtime member of the "Usual Gang of Idiots" at MAD Magazine. For the last twenty years I've been MAD's principal artist on their trademark movie and TV parodies. I've also done work for clients like DC and Marvel Comics, Sports Illustrated Kids, Scholastic, GQ, Jeff Dunham, National Geographic and many more. You saw my work in the movie "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" and on the Cartoon Network's "MAD" show.
MAD recently stopped doing their movie parodies when they switched to an all reprint format. MAD writer Desmond Devlin and I are carrying on the tradition in an all-new book called "CLAPTRAP", which will feature at least ten parodies of new and cult classic films in the "classic humorous vein". We are looking to keep the laughs coming and preserve an American pop culture genre. If interested in the project, check it out here.
Ask me anything! I'll even do some caricature requests during the AMA if you suggest some interesting subjects!
EDIT: Thanks Reddit! I'm gonna take a break, but I'll check back into the thread later on for any other additional questions that are posted.