Sketch o’the Week: Sharon Stone!
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by Tom Richmond
5d ago
Our “Famous Movie Moment” this week is both a notorious and infamous one. It’s Sharon Stone in the “leg crossing” interrogation scene in “Basic Instinct”, where it’s obvious Ms. Stone is not wearing any underwear when she switches her crossed legs. It’s notorious as being the (allegedly) most paused moment in home video history. It’s infamous because Stone claims she was asked to remove her underwear because of some lighting issues, and she only did it with the assurance that the shot would be dark/shadowy enough that no nudity would be visible. Director Paul Verhoeven claims he told her exact ..read more
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Sudden Openings in my Minnesota Workshop!
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by Tom Richmond
1w ago
I’ve had several sudden cancellations for my workshop here in Minnesota taking place Sept 7-8 in nearby Eagan. Three spots are now open for a workshop that has been sold out for months. These are the only workshop spots still available for 2024. If you were ever considering doing one of these and are nearby or don’t mind traveling, the workshops I have here in Minnesota are by far the best ones to take, if for no other reason than the extra night of fun and camaraderie I host on the Friday night before the workshop weekend. The hotel I do the workshop in is ..read more
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Sketch o’the Week- Mandy Patinkin!
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by Tom Richmond
1w ago
It’s back to our “Famous Movie Moments” series with this sketch of Mandy Patinkin as Inigo Montoya from “The Princess Bride” at the moment he finally comes face to face with the “six-fingered man”. “Hallo! My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” Trying to think up some of these iconic moments in film to do caricature sketches from I realized I did a lot of such moments in Desmond Devlin and my book of movies parodies, CLAPTRAP. This one included! Only Des wrote the parody of “Princess Bride” as a musical (i.e. “sing to the tune of…”. Here’s the page ..read more
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MADness 124.5- MAD 20 2017!
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by Tom Richmond
2w ago
Time for another moronic Monday edition of MADness, and another step on our way to the precipice that ends our look back at my work for MAD magazine. This week we have a gander at the second of the two “MAD 20″ pieces I did for MAD #549 (Feb 2018). It was another of the “MAD 20 Dumbest People, Events and Things of 2017″, and called for me to imitate the look of the video game graphics of “Clash of Clans”. Here’s the pencil: Not much to add here. It was a pretty straightforward job. I had to render Trump and Kim Jong-Un in the ..read more
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Sketch o’the Week: Donald Sutherland!
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by Tom Richmond
2w ago
We have to take a quick break from our “Memorable Movie Moments” series to pay tribute to a terrific actor who just passed away… the great Donald Sutherland. When I read of his passing I knew I was going to have to draw him… but in which role? He’s done so many memorable ones over the years. I was leaning toward his “Hawkeye” Pierce from the film version of M*A*S*H*, but settled for his turn as Sgt. Oddball from “Kelly’s Heroes”. I drew him a number of times in the MAD parodies of the “Hunger Games” films as well. Here’s a few of them:   ..read more
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MADness #124: MAD 20 2017!
Richmond Illustration Inc. Blog
by Tom Richmond
2w ago
Time again for another stop on the long and winding road that was my work for MAD Magazine. We have arrived at the penultimate “New York” MAD issue, #549 (Feb 2018), which happened to be the year end issue contain the “MAD 20 Dumbest People, Events and Things of 2017”. I did the art on two of the “MAD 20” pieces for this issue. We’ll look at the second one next week, but this was the first of them. No writer is credited, meaning it was written by the editorial staff. This is of course a spoof of the movie poster for “Wet Hot American ..read more
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Sketch o’the Week: Frankly My Dear…
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by Tom Richmond
3w ago
It’s another “Famous Movie Moment” with this week’s sketch. I have been too heavy on the macho moments featuring tough guys, guns, gangsters, or babes in bikinis with knives, so this one is all about romance! Here’s Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh from the closing scene of “Gone with the Wind”. Usually only the smartest, strongest, best looking, and best smelling of the readers of my weekly newsletter “The Ink Stained Wretch” (i.e. paid subscribers) get to see the full length video of me doing my “Sketch o’the Week” in real time. Not this week, though! I’m sharing that video for everyone on YouTu ..read more
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MADness #123.5: Stranger Things Cover!
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by Tom Richmond
3w ago
Better late then never, even on a Monday! Here we go with yet another step along the seemingly never ending path that was my work for MAD Magazine. Today’s episode is the second half of the work I did for MAD #548 (Dec 2017), which was the companion cover for the “Stranger Things:” spoof I also did the art for in this issue. In late July 2017 I got a call from MAD art director Sam Viviano asking me if I was interested in doing the cover of issue #548, which would be a “Stranger Things” theme. I was in the middle of doing the ..read more
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Sketch o’the Week: Ursula Andress!
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by Tom Richmond
1M ago
I thought I should pick a “Famous Movie Moment” that doesn’t feature some guy or guys with a gun, and draw a female character… but in retrospect this choice might be even more male-centric than the tough guy scenes I’ve been doing. However I’m not going to apologize for getting to draw the beautiful Ursula Andress as “Honey Ryder” in her emerging from the sea scene in “Dr. No”. That scene became iconic not only in cinema but in the world of fashion. The white bikini she wore was credited for popularizing the bikini, skyrocketing sales of the style of swimwear amid the beginnings of ..read more
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MADness #123: Stranger Things!
Richmond Illustration Inc. Blog
by Tom Richmond
1M ago
Clicky to Embiggen… Here we go with another ridiculous look back at my work for MAD Magazine! We are getting very close to the end of the New York MAD run… only two more issues after this one, MAD #548, which featured Desmond Devlin and my spoof of “Stranger Things” (I also did the cover, but that is for next week). I did a lot of work for MAD over the almost 18 years to this point in the timeline, and I’d go on to do quite a bit more up until the end of new content, but I consider this issue the peak of ..read more
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