Rich Tulka considers himself a caricaturist and humorous illustrator rather than a cartoonist. His work has appeared regularly in Mad magazine since 1988. He made his first sale in 1976 to Cue magazine. Since then, his work appeared in such varied publications as People Weekly, Reader's Digest, Money Magazine and Rolling Stone. He also illustrated several books. Those whose work he admires include Al Hirschfeld, Honore Daumier and Mort Drucker. Since 1995, Tulka has lived in Paris, contributing to, among other magazines, Le Monde, Cadre Courrier and L'Etudiant.