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The best selling how-to-draw-caricatures book from award winning cartoonist, caricaturist and MAD Magazine artist

Tom Richmond

Tom shares his secrets to drawing great caricatures for live events, published illustrations, and MAD! Weighing in at over 170 pages and containing over five hundred illustrations, step-by-step techniques, tips, and in-depth theories on the art form, The Mad Art of Caricature! is bound to be the definitive book on learning to draw great caricatures!

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What, Me Drawn by Tom?

All copies of The Mad Art of Caricature ordered here come signed (and personalized if you wish), but for an additional $20 you can also get your copy with an original drawing of Alfred E. Neuman!

Drawn in permanent markers by the author, Alfred's nauseating, gap-toothed grin can ruin the half-title page of your personal copy, effectively destroying any value the book might have on eBay!

Just choose the "Signed with Alfred Sketch" option above!

Have a look inside! (first look from early October 2011):

What people are saying about

The Mad Art of Caricature!

"I knew your book was going to be good, but I am even more impressed than I thought I'd be...it is incredible!  It is worth all the time and effort you put in it's creation and covers every phase of caricature development. It will be THE pre-eminent guide for beginners to professionals for many years to come. Thank you for sharing so much of what you know, it certainly 'raises the bar' and makes all of us a little...no, alot better."
-Frank Pryor, Denver CO

"Just received your book yesterday – wow!  Well worth the wait. Having worked on several children’s book I don’t know how you pulled off the Herculean effort of wrassling all that text and images together. Amazing amount of great ideas and advice – kudos to you for getting it done. Nice layout as well."
-Eric Zobel, Graphic Artist

"Got my copy today! It is AWESOME. The best caricature instruction book I've seen hands down. And I've seen quite a few. Thanks Tom for your hard work both in producing this book and then shipping it. Well done!"
- Dan Lietha, Cartoonist and illustrator

"My book arrived yesterday. Wow! It's jam-packed with lots of great information and amazing artwork! Thanks! I'm going to recommend it to everyone that wants to know about drawing caricatures."
-Bruce Quast, Cartoonist- "Faron Square"

"I have read a LOT of drawing / cartooning / illustration books over the years, and I must say that Tom's book is right up there with the best of them. This book exudes quality: The front and back covers are thick and glossy while the interior paper stock is bright and makes the colors and text pop out of the page. There is a wealth of terrific information to be had here, folks. This book is a goldmine for cartoonists and illustrators."
-Krishna Sadasivam, Cartoonist- "PC Weenies"

"One 30-minute pass through the book tells me that this is going to be my go-to reference work for cartoon faces for years to come. One page in particular, describing something I do poorly, said (and I paraphrase) "this is difficult to do correctly. Here is how to solve that problem." So basically the book paid for itself with just one page of its 170-plus pages. I haven't learned as much in a speed-read since I skimmed Andrew Loomis' Figure Drawing for All It's Worth. That book and this one will now share a shelf next to my drawing table."
-Howard Tayler, Cartoonist- "Schlock Mercenary"

"This is an amazing book. I don't know that I've ever seen a complete guide to caricature. It's the closest thing I've ever read to a text-book for caricature artists. Tom, thank you for all your hard work and effort. I have a feeling that this book will be showing up in caricature booths all over the world, especially if they want to be successful. I'm not sure if there is a "Bible of caricaturing" but this comes as close to one as I've ever seen."
-Rich Conley, Caricaturist

"What a classic. Beautifully illustrated, well written and produced. A great achievement Tom!"
-Bill LaRocque, Caricaturist and cartoonist

“This is not one of those coffee table ‘look what I can do’ books. It is a 170 page comprehensive guide to the art of caricature that is destined to become a ‘must have’ for caricaturists world wide… If you only ever buy one caricature book – make this the one.”
-Terry Dunnett, Caricaturist and illustrator

“I would take a punt that The Mad Art of Caricature will become the modern caricaturists’ bible; a valuable asset to amateurs and pros alike.”
-Anton Emdin, Cartoonist and illustrator

"(The Mad Art of Caricature) is truly amazing, in the quality of artwork, the quality of writing, and the sheer amount of knowledge of it’s subject imparted in it’s pages. Without a doubt, it’s THE definitive guide to drawing caricatures."
-Keelan Parham, Cartoonist, illustrator and caricaturis
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"When I wrote a blurb for the back cover, I didn't understand what an important book I was helping to sell. Now, I do. Betcha that ten or twenty years from now, a lot of the new top professional cartoonists cite this as the book that helped them to master their craft."
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Mark Evanier, Author of Kirby:King of Cartooning and MAD ART