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Two Idiots

Private commission: MAD Magazine's Alfred E. Neuman and Anton Emdin. Illustration by and © Copyright Anton Emdin 2015. All Rights Reserved. Please do not reproduce without express written permission.
Private commission: MAD Magazine's Alfred E. Neuman and Anton Emdin. Illustration by and © Copyright Anton Emdin 2015. All Rights Reserved. Please do not reproduce without express written permission.

From time to time I take on private commissions, and generally these take the form of caricatures. But this one is unique: I was asked to caricature myself (with MAD mascot Alfred E. Neuman)!

I must admit that I did need to double-check that I was to be doing a self portrait, and not one of the client. But yes, apparently the client is a big MAD magazine fan, and must love gazing upon freckly weirdoes and ugly doofus cartoonists. Each to their own.

Thanks to Mark Saskin for the fun commission! I had a blast drawing it.

For the process junkies, here are the initial thumbnails and the sketch. Finished art was produced with digital line and colour.

Private commission: MAD Magazine's Alfred E. Neuman and Anton Emdin. Illustration by and © Copyright Anton Emdin 2015. All Rights Reserved. Please do not reproduce without express written permission.
Private commission: MAD Magazine's Alfred E. Neuman and Anton Emdin. Illustration by and © Copyright Anton Emdin 2015. All Rights Reserved. Please do not reproduce without express written permission.