Caricaturist, cartoonist and humorous illustrator Tom Richmond began his career at age 18 as a caricaturist at a theme park in 1985, eventually owning his own art concession operations all across the U.S. and training hundreds of artists in the art of caricature.
One of the most highly respected and successful freelance illustrators working today, he does his award-winning art 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, Simon and Schuster Publishing, Jeff Dunham Enterprises, 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.
He is the author of the best-selling caricature instruction book The Mad Art of Caricature, which has become the standard in the industry.
His many awards include being twice honored as “Caricaturist of the Year” from the International Society of Caricature Artists, and the Reuben award for “Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year” from the National Cartoonists Society, arguably cartooning’s highest honor.
He works from a studio in his home in Burnsville, MN.