My post-event coverage of C2E2 brings us to Tom Richmond. I have interviewed the legendary caricaturist before, but it had been too long since our last one. That changed when Johngy's Beat Special Contributor Joey Roth got an update from Tom. That interview can be found at On the Beat With Tom Richmond at C2E2 2021.
A major part of Tom's career involves his work at Mad magazine. Naturally, that came up in the interview. With the sad decline of the print industry, kids today won't know the joys we had of getting the new Mad. Even as an adult, perhaps even more because I get some of the jokes and connections, I always enjoyed Mad. Meeting Tom was a thrill years ago and it remains cool to this day. I am sure Joey felt the same. Tom is a legend in the industry.
Tom is also very cool and always up for a chat on or off camera. He also graciously agreed to do his version of the Johngy character, a piece of art which now hangs on my wall. Years ago seeing Tom's work in Mad, I never thought I would meet him and I certainly didn't think he would create a caricature of me.