Tom Bunk

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Tom Bunk, born as Tomas Maria Bunk, on 17th December 1945 in Split, Croatia (therefore its Internet presence has the name Spalato.net).
In the Second World War his parents fled from Germany to Yugoslavia escaping the Nazis. At the age of 13 Tom moved with his family back to Hamburg.
Tom Bunk visited the University of Art in Hamburg. He moved in 1973 to Berlin and started his career drawing funny oil paintings, which he presented in 3 exhibitions.
In 1983 he met his wife Hinda and moved to New York. In the United States he quickly gained a foothold by co-working with Art Spiegelman. Tom helped Spiegelman on the comic 'RAW', additionally Tom Bunk translated Spiegelman's Maus comics. Art Spiegelman introduced Tom Bunk to Topps Cards, where he is still working on the 'Garbage Pail Kids' trading card series and other projects. Tom Bunk published a lot of illustrations in the 'New York Times' in this era.
Tom Bunks first contribution to MAD was published in number 296 (July, 1990) named 'The 2-Hour School of Dentistry', written by Charlie Kadau and Joe Raiola. From this time he has worked on every issue of the MAD Magazine.
In 2004 Tom Bunk was diagnosed with cancer, but fought successfully against it and is now completely cured.
Tom Bunk has two children and lives with his wife Hinda in New Rochelle, New York.

Bibliography

  • 1976: Bunk began publishing his works in the German Comics 'Slapstick' and 'Pardon'. In this time he became well-known writing under his alter ego Karsten Dose.

  • 1976: Pardon 10/76 (Two page article about Tom Bunk, "Ich liebe das Dusselige", about his art and his cartoons), Pardon-Verlag
  • 1978: Slapstick 1 - 15 (a cartoon magazine, he draw the covers for issue #3, 6 and 10), Pardon-Verlag
  • 1979: Hinz und Kunz, from #7 - 11 (Comic magazine, cover for issue #10), Volksverlag
  • 1980: 'U-Comix Sonderband' No.27 : Ramba Zamba Comics (with reprints from Pardon and Slapstick, Bunk's first book) published by Volksverlag

  • 1981: Comixene No. 41 (Gilbert Shelton Interview, by Tom Bunk and Volker Reiche. Recorded on the 32nd Book Fair in Frankfurt, 1980), Edition Becker & Knigge

  • 1982: Titanic 8/82 (Satire magazine, with Bunk's comic "Apokalypse Wow"), Verlag Titanic

  • 1982: 'Semmels Satire Sammelsurium' (in cooperation with Brösel, Rolf Boyke, Kay Czucha, Harm Bengen, Philip) published by Semmel Verlag

  • 1982: 'Friede, Freude, Eierkuchen Comics' (in cooperation with Rolf Boyke, Detlef Surrey, Fuchsi, Peter Petri, Harals, Kriki) published by Semmel Verlag

  • 1983: Zomix No. 10 and 11 (Comic Magazine), Blender Verlag
  • 1983: 'Wanted!- Semmels Satire Sammelsurium Edition 2' (includes Bunk's personal favorite comic 'Die Plattgehämmerte Palme') published by Semmel Verlag

  • 1983: 'Irrwitz-Comics' (in cooperation with Wolfgang Stein, Detlef Surrey, Hansi Kiefersauer and Gerhard Seyfried) published by Weismann Verlag, München

  • 1984: 'Dose Comics' (work finished in New York) published by Semmel Verlag

  • 1984: 'Besemmelt!' (contains no new material by Tom Bunk, the illustration in the imprint was taken from 'Dose Comics') published by Semmel Verlag

  • 1984: 'Ernst Vooland: Schnell im Biss- Berliner Comix und Karikaturen' (includes 2 comics by Bunk from 'Semmels Satire Sammelsurium'') published by Rixdorfer Verlagsanstalt, Berlin

  • 1984 - 1985: rAd ab! No. 3 + 4 (Comic Magazine), Rad Ab-Verlag
  • 1985: 'Kramer - Tod im Nacken' (with collected works from 'Kramer Comics' contributed in 'Hinz & Kunz'. The back cover shows Bunks first photography comic: 'Unternehmen Heidekraut') published by Semmel Verlag

  • 1986: Klaus Strzyz/ Jari Cuypers: 'Comic Zeichen Buch' (includes a short interview with Tom Bunk) published by Leue Verlag, Berlin

  • 1990: 'Strange Adventures' by Harvey Kurtzman,( Tom Bunk contributed the comic 'A Vampire named Mel') published by Epic Comics

  • 1990 - today: MAD contributer since issue #296, EC Publications
  • 1991: 'Alles im Sack!' (An anthology about Christmas, Tom Bunk contributed the comic 'X-Mess in New York') published by Semmel Verlag

  • 1995: Ralf Thenior/Tomas Bunk: 'Gib Gas, Kniffke!' (One of three children books created for the German Publisher Ravensburger)

  • 1998: Andreas C. Knigge: 'Trau keinem über 30!' (Anthology about the subject 1968, Bunks contribution 'Der Salon Anna Krone 68, eine Annachronische Burleske')

  • 2001 : Nick Meglin /John Ficarra: The MAD Gross Book. (MAD Books, New York)

  • 2002: Mark Evanier: MAD Art. (Watson Guptill)

  • 2006: Arthur Eisenkraft / Larry D.Kirkpatrick/ Tomas Bunk: Quantoons - Metaphysical Illustrations. (NSA Press)

  • 2008: Tomas Bunk :Ein Berliner in New York (Illustrated Bio pic, published in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, June 2008), F. A. Z.

  • 2009: Comixene No. 106 (Spot on Tomas Bunk, with the complete run of his Bio pic "Ein Berliner in New York"), Freibeuter Verlag
  • 2013: Heiner Lünstedt (Anthologist) : A Tribute to Robert Crumb (Bunk's contribution "Head Komix", nearly complete in English), Edition 52

  • 2014: Comixzeichner in Berlin (another illustrated Bio pic, about his years as artist in Berlin. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, January 2014), F. A. Z.

  • 2015: Comixzeichner in Berlin /Ein Berliner in New York (Both Bio pics in one book), comicplus+

  • 2019: Comixene No. 133 (Interview with Tom Bunk, with a new 4 page comic "Comix dell'Arte"), Rätselfactory, AG

  • 2020: First MAD cover for the Burbank edition #13
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Contributions by Tom Bunk

USA • MAD Magazine (New York)
MAD Magazine #297September 1990
MAD Magazine #299December 1990
  • The Mad People Watcher's Guide to an Airport (Artist with Mike Snider)
  • Small Scale Examples of How History Repeats Itself! (Artist with Dan Birtcher)
  • The New Benchmarks, Records and Barriers That Mankind Is Rapidly Approaching, Part II (Artist with Mike Snider)
  • Rotten Places Where Waldo Really Would Have To Hide (Artist with Desmond Devlin)
MAD Magazine #306October 1991
  • Salesmen's Claims and Come-Ons That Should Set You Running (Artist with Dick DeBartolo)
  • Customer Satisfaction Surveys We'd Really Like To See (Artist with Cary Pepper)
MAD Magazine #313September 1992
  • MAD's Cross-Sections Of State Lottery Winners (Artist with Desmond Devlin)
MAD Magazine #314October 1992
  • Lost Playground Of Kids Your Parents Always Told You About But You've Never Seen Yourself! (Artist with Barry Liebmann)
MAD Magazine #315December 1992
  • MAD's 'Snowglobes' Shaken From Today's Headlines (Artist with Michael Goodwin)
  • Pick Up Lines To Use In Less Than Sterling Situations (Artist with Lori Kolman)
MAD Magazine #321September 1993
  • Least Common Accidents and Injuries In America (Artist with Mike Snider)
MAD Magazine #322October 1993
  • Here's Mad's Reasons NOT To Visit Disney World This Year! (Artist with Charlie Kadau)
MAD Magazine #323December 1993
  • Mad Goes To a Skinhead Convention (Artist with Stan Hart)
MAD Magazine #324January 1994
MAD Magazine #325February 1994
  • Things You Never Want To Experience If Your Anesthesia Wears Off In The Middle Of Your Surgery (Artist with Dennis Snee)
MAD Magazine #330September 1994
MAD Magazine #331October 1994
MAD Magazine #332December 1994
MAD Magazine #333January 1995
  • How Many Mistakes Can You Find in This Picture of a Real Estate Infomercial? (Artist with Chris Hart)
MAD Magazine #339October 1995
MAD Magazine #341December 1995
  • Opening Lines to Unhappy Stories (Artist with Greg Eckler)
  • Back Cover: A Soho Success Story (Artist with Don Edwing)
MAD Magazine #349October 1996
MAD Magazine #350October 1996
  • Kathie Lee’s 12 Warning Signs that You’re Working in a Sweatshop (Artist with John Caldwell)
MAD Magazine #354February 1997
  • Tell-It-Like-It-Is Video Rental Categories (Artist with Russ Cooper)
  • The Mad Repertory Players Present Mad-sterpiece Theater This Issue's Production: Sportsdunk (Artist with Joe Raiola, Charlie Kadau)
  • One Fine Day at the Cult Compound (Artist with Mike Snider)
MAD Magazine #361September 1997
MAD Magazine #362October 1997
  • The Mad People Watcher's Guide to a Typical U.S. Corporation (Artist with Mike Snider)
MAD Magazine #364December 1997
  • The Mad Repertory Players Present Mad-sterpiece Theater This Issue's Production: Sadistic "Simon Says" (Artist with Butch D'Ambrosio)
MAD Magazine #365January 1998
MAD Magazine #366February 1998
  • Border Artist
MAD Magazine #373September 1998
MAD Magazine #374October 1998
MAD Magazine #376December 1998
  • Really Smart Uses for Cell Phones (Artist with Dennis Snee)
MAD Magazine #377January 1999
  • 5. The Flag Burning Amendment That Won't Die - "Your Congressmen Explain Their Stance on the Flag-Burning Amendment" (Artist with Desmond Devlin)
MAD Magazine #378February 1999
  • The Home Schlocking Network's "Beanie Baby Hour" (Artist with Desmond Devlin)
  • Brutally Honest Flight Attendant Announcements (Artist with Amy Gillett)
  • ne Fine Day at the Chiropractors' Convention (Artist with Don Edwing)
MAD Magazine #388December 1999
MAD Magazine #389January 2000
  • 1. Y2K Panic (Artist)
MAD Magazine #397September 2000
  • Peers Today, Gone Tomorrow (Artist)
  • Back Cover: The Rock Concert (Artist with Michael Gallagher)
MAD Magazine #399November 2000
  • Using DNA Testing For Questions We Really Want Answered (Artist with John Prete)
MAD Magazine #400December 2000
  • "Internet Ready Keyboard" Icons That Tell It Like It Is (Artist with Dick DeBartolo)
MAD Magazine #402February 2001
  • Specialized State Death Penalties (Artist with Don Edwing)
  • Mad Closing Credits for a Typical Movie Theatre Audience (Artist with Russ Cooper)
MAD Magazine #409September 2001
MAD Magazine #411November 2001
  • New Questions Based on the Stanley Kraplan SAT Prep Course (Artist with Amy Gillett)
MAD Magazine #412December 2001
MAD Magazine #414February 2002
  • 12 Signs You May Be Too Wired (Artist with Mike Snider)
MAD Magazine #421September 2002
  • How to Spice Up Your Video Will (Artist with Jeff Kruse)
MAD Magazine #422October 2002
MAD Magazine #426February 2003
  • Who's Who in the Army of Protesters Against Grand Theft Auto Vice City (Artist with Mike Snider)
MAD Magazine #433September 2003
MAD Magazine #435November 2003
MAD Magazine #436December 2003
  • Absolute Latest, up-to-the-minute Pick-Up Lines (Artist with Mike Snider)
MAD Magazine #437January 2004
  • 2. Britney and Madonna Shamelessly Swap Spit (Artist)
  • Things we definetly won't miss about buying CDs (Artist with Joe Raiola)
  • If the Star Wars Galaxy has classified ads (Artist with David Shayne)
MAD Magazine #457September 2005
MAD Magazine #460December 2005
  • 2006 MAD Calendar (Artist)
MAD Magazine #462February 2006
  • American Idol also rans: Where are they Now? (Artist with Jeff Kruse)
  • The sights and sounds of the 2006 World Cup (Artist with Jeff Kruse)
  • Phrases we swear we heard on an infomercial (Artist with Jeff Kruse)
MAD Magazine #470October 2006
MAD Magazine #471November 2006
MAD Magazine #472December 2006
  • Questions we do like to ask the Turkey Hotline (Artist with Scott Maiko)
MAD Magazine #481September 2007
  • The MAD guide for public speakers, Volume one: Phrases to absolutely avoid when delivering a eulogy (Artist with Jeff Kruse)
MAD Magazine #483November 2007
MAD Magazine #484December 2007
  • Juggles the juggling juggler who juggles (Artist with Mo Willems)
MAD Magazine #486February 2008
  • MAD's international preview of the Beijing Olympics (Artist with Desmond Devlin)
MAD Magazine #496December 2008
  • Comments you'll never hear no matter how long you live (Artist with Darren Johnson)
MAD Magazine #501October 2009
MAD Magazine #502January 2010
  • Medical Myths you just shouldn't believe (Artist with Jeff Kruse)
  • New Problems Popping Up In Toyotas (Artist)
MAD Magazine #505October 2010
  • The Kitchen Sink - WebMD's Strangest Searches (Artist)
  • It Happened One Morning (Artist with Michael Gallagher)
MAD Magazine #507February 2011
  • World of Warcraft Character of NBA Nickname? (Artist with Jeff Kruse)
  • Surprises to Watch For in the 2011 Baseball Season (Artist with Jeff Kruse)
MAD Magazine #513February 2012
  • The Fast Five - How to Curb Fan Violence in Pro Sports (Artist with Jeff Kruse)
MAD Magazine #548December 2017
  • Mad's Tom Bunk Visits Walt Disney World (Artist, Writer)
  • Selected Observations From Random Autopsies (Artist with Jeff Kruse)
USA • MAD Magazine (California)
MAD Magazine #10December 2019
  • Mad's Tom Bunk Goes to Hell (Artist)
MAD Magazine #14August 2020
  • A Mad Guide to Radical Self-Improvement (Artist, Writer)
MAD Magazine #15October 2020
MAD Magazine #16December 2020
  • Dastardly Dr. Bunk's MAD Monster Lab!! (Writer, Artist)
  • Tom Bunk Mini-Poster Tribute (Artist)
MAD Magazine #22December 2021
  • Favorite Dog Breeds of the Zombie Community (Artist with Jeff Kruse)
MAD Magazine #23February 2022
  • Using DNA Testing For Questions We Really Want Answered (Artist with John Prete)
USA • DC MAD Cover Variation
  • Cover Artist
USA • DC MAD Variant Covers 2014
  • Cover Artist
USA • Miscellaneous MAD Specials (New York)
USA • Postcards, Trading Cards and Stickers
Australia • MAD Magazine
MAD Magazine #523October 2020
  • Cover Artist
Australia • MAD Classics
MAD Classics #59August 2017
  • Cover Artist
Brasil • MAD Magazine (Record)
MAD Magazine #68November 1990
  • Lugares Imundos Onde Wally Poderia Realmente Se Esconder (Artist with Desmond Devlin)
MAD Magazine #76August 1991
  • O Papo Furado do Vendedor que Pode Fazer Você Entrar Bem (Artist with Dick DeBartolo)
MAD Magazine #81February 1992
MAD Magazine #87October 1992
  • Os Globos de Neve do MAD Sacudidos Após as Notícias dos Jornais (Artist with Michael Goodwin)
  • Cantadas para Usar em Situações Nada Normais (Artist with Lori Kolman)
MAD Magazine #99November 1993
  • MAD Vai a uma Convenção de Skinheads (Artist with Stan Hart)
  • Coisas que Você não Gostaria de Ver se a Anestesia Acabasse no Meio da Operação (Artist with Dennis Snee)
MAD Magazine #110November 1994
  • As Mesmas Coisas como Aparecem em Diferentes Tipos de Filmes (Artist with Terry Copeland)
MAD Magazine #111January 1995
MAD Magazine #112February 1995
  • O Custo Emocional Oculto das Coisas (Artist with Dan Birtcher)
MAD Magazine #119January 1996
  • Certo Dia na Feira Hippie (Artist with Don Edwing)
  • Movie satire: “Campeonato Mundial de Mortes Marciais – O Grande Calafrio!” (Artist with Desmond Devlin)
MAD Magazine #133September 1997
  • Certo Dia num Certo Templo de uma Certa Seita (Artist with Mike Snider)
MAD Magazine #135November 1997
MAD Magazine #143September 1998
MAD Magazine #145January 1999
  • A Olimpíada dos Ratos de Shopping (Artist with Mike Snider)
  • Uma Cena que Gostaríamos de Ver no Campeonato Mundial de Patolas (Artist with Michael Gallagher)
  • Avisos Brutalmente Honestos de Aeromoças (Artist with Amy Gillett)
MAD Magazine #151September 1999
  • Um Belo Dia na Convenção de Quiroprática (Artist with Don Edwing)
MAD Magazine #154December 1999
MAD Magazine #155February 2000
Brasil • MAD Magazine (Mythos)
MAD Magazine #2February 2001
  • A Dor do Doador (Artist, Writer)
MAD Magazine #9February 2002
MAD Magazine #13October 2002
  • Como Incrementar Seu Testamento em Vídeo (Artist with Jeff Kruse)
MAD Magazine #14December 2002
  • Você Virou Escravo da Internet Quando... (Artist with Mike Snider)
MAD Magazine #20November 2003
  • Fragmentos de Conversas ao Celular que Adoraríamos Ouvir! (Artist)
MAD Magazine #21December 2003
  • Cantadas do Século 21! (Artist)
MAD Magazine #22January 2004
  • Guia do Jogador de Videogames para Funcionar no Mundo Real (Artist)
  • Coisas pelas Quais Definitivamente não Sentiremos Falta do Tempo em que Comprávamos CDs (Artist with Jacob Lambert)
  • Entreouvidos na Copa 2006 (Artist)
MAD Magazine #42August 2006
MAD Magazine #44October 2006
Brasil • MAD Magazine (Panini)
MAD Magazine #1March 2008
  • Malabares: A Mortal Mancada do Malabarista Maluco (Artist with Mo Willems)
MAD Magazine #2April 2008
  • "OmbudsMAD", "P.C. Vey", "Mais uma Dica do Pinóquio", "Os Invisíveis", "IrkPedia", "Eu Podia Estar Roubando, mas...", "Zoofilia", "Coluna do Professor Paspalho", "Passatempos", "Algumas Cenas Censuradas em ‘Heroes’" (Author with Waldirley, P.C. Vey, Kemp, Otacílio d’Assunção)
  • Guia Internacional MAD das Olimpíadas de Pequim (Artist with Desmond Devlin)
MAD Magazine #6August 2008
MAD Magazine #11February 2009
  • Comentários que Você Nunca Vai Ouvir não Importa o Quanto Você Viva (Artist with Darren Johnson)
  • Grandes Cagadas na Vida dos Transformers (Artist with Jacob Lambert)
MAD Magazine #17August 2009
  • O Guia MAD para Falar em Público, Parte 1: Frases que Devemos Evitar Quando Queremos Elogiar Alguém (Artist with Jeff Kruse)
MAD Magazine #19October 2009
MAD Magazine #20November 2009
  • Um Comercial de TV que Gostaríamos de Ver (Artist with Dick DeBartolo)
MAD Magazine #31October 2010
MAD Magazine #34January 2011
MAD Magazine #40August 2011
  • TV show satire: ‘Reis do Leitão’ [‘Reis do Leilão’/‘Auction Kings’] (Artist with Dick DeBartolo)
MAD Magazine #42October 2011
  • Ditadores à Beira da Cassação (Artist with Jeff Kruse)
  • Cinco Dicas de como Refrear a Violência de Torcidas no Futebol (Artist with Jeff Kruse)
  • Perguntas Inapropriadas de se Fazer Durante uma Entrevista de Emprego (Artist with Matt Lassen)
MAD Magazine #63October 2013
MAD Magazine #64November 2013
  • Tom Bunk Visita a Cantina do Colégio (Artist, Writer)
MAD Magazine #65December 2013
  • Contos de Fada que Gostaríamos de Ver: 'Cachinhos Dourados' (Artist with Matt Lassen)
MAD Magazine #67February 2014
  • Frases de 'Duck Dynasty' que Gostaríamos de Ouvir (Artist with Desmond Devlin)
  • Empresário de Imita Fala sobre Possíveis Plágios (Artist with Desmond Devlin)
  • Guia MAD para Comer Educadamente em um Buffet (Artist with Dick DeBartolo)
MAD Magazine #72August 2014
  • Coisas que Você Não Quer Ouvir Durante uma Blitz (Artist with Jeff Kruse)
  • Perguntas de um Técnico de Futebol Americano para um Jogador Tonto (Artist with Jeff Kruse)
  • TV satire: "2 Garotas Sem Apuro" ["Duas Garotas em Apuros"/"2 Broke Girls"] (Artist with Mike Morse)
Brasil • Miscellaneous MAD Specials (Record) (Record)
Mad O Pior DoSeptember 2000
  • Movie satire: ‘Trolhas’ [‘True Lies’] (Artist with Stan Hart)
Brasil • Mini-MAD (Mythos) (Mythos)
  • Fragmentos de Conversas ao Celular que Adoraríamos Ouvir! (Artist)
Brasil • MAD Especial (Mythos) (Mythos)
  • Writer: Dennis Snee (Artist)
Brasil • MAD Especial (Panini) (Panini)
  • Teste de DNA pra Responder Perguntas que Realmente Gostaríamos de Fazer (Artist with John Prete)
  • Cantadas do Século 21! (Artist)
  • Como Bombar Seu Vídeo-Testamento (Artist with Jeff Kruse)
  • 12 Sinais pra Saber que Você Tá Conectado (Artist with Mike Snider)
  • O Guia MAD do Bisbilhoteiro numa Empresa (Artist with Mike Snider)
  • Cantadas para Usar em Situações Nada Normais (Artist with Lori Kolman)
Brasil • Various MAD Books
Epic MAD #1June 2013
Germany • MAD Magazine (Dino/Panini)
MAD Magazine #2November 1998
  • Die Vögelfl?sterin (Artist, Writer)
MAD Magazine #110November 2007
MAD Magazine #111December 2007
  • MADs Leitfaden fürs Redenschwingen in der Öffentlichkeit Teil 1: Sprüche, die man bei Trauerreden verfackt noch mal vermeiden sollte... (Artist, Writer)
  • Jämmerlicher Jonglage Jux (Artist, Writer)
Germany • Miscellaneous Collectibles
Germany • Promotional Items
Mexico • MAD Magazine (Mina)
MAD Magazine #17December 2005
MAD Magazine #18January 2006
  • Penas de Muerte Especializadas (Artist with Don Edwing)
  • La Guía del Video Jugador de Cómo Funciona en el Mundo Real (Artist)
  • La Guía del Video Jugador de Cómo Funciona en el Mundo Real (Artist)
Miscellaneous Non-MAD Publications