- Reading level: 11 - 14 years
- Paperback: 170 pages
- Publisher: Deadline Demon Pub; 1st edition (1 November 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 098357670X
- ISBN-13: 978-0983576709
- Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 1.3 x 27.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,64,945 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Mad Art of Caricature!: A Serious Guide to Drawing Funny Faces Paperback – 1 Nov 2011
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The School Library Journal, March 2012 issue: Gr 6-Up Master MAD Magazine caricaturist Richmond has something to teach even the least-talented stick-figure artist in this comprehensive discussion of the art form. He meticulously examines the processes and decisions that go into a successful caricature--creating a portrait that not only resembles the subject in an exaggerated fashion, but that also captures elements of his or her personality. Emphasis is placed on careful observation and analysis of faces, breaking them down into shapes and proportions that can be pushed and pulled to create humorous effects without edging into distortion. Richmond then shows how these skills apply to drawing live caricatures, those for illustration, and long-form comic-strip caricatures such as the parodies that appear in MAD Magazine. Although the text is a bit wordy, with some topics becoming labored through frequent repetition, all pertinent information points are thoroughly illustrated with instructive captions. Multitudes of finished caricatures are augmented by diagrams, reference photos, and process drawings. Most of these are titled with silly puns, lending a lighthearted MAD touch to this seriously instructive volume. Readers with a talent for drawing and an eye for absurdity will be inspired to grab a pencil and try a few funny pictures of their own. --- Paula Willey, Baltimore County Public Library, Towson, MD
About the Author
One of the most highly respected and successful illustrators working today, Tom Richmond began his career as a caricaturist at a theme park in 1985. He now works as a freelancer for a great variety of clients including Scholastic, Sports Illustrated for Kids, National Geographic World, Time Digital, Penthouse, Marvel Comics, The Cartoon Network, Warner Bros Animation and many more. He is best known as one of the Usual Gang of Idiots at MAD Magazine, where his caricatures and illustrations have been featured in film and TV parodies and articles regularly since 2000.AUTHOR HOME: Burnsville, MN
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