With over 10 years’ experience as a live caricaturist & entertainer John has adapted his drawing skills so that he can work in almost any situation. Requiring neither easel or chairs, he can wander around, using a simple clipboard, drawing caricatures by ‘mix and mingling’ with your guests, or around the dining tables, exhibition stands, weddings etc. Hoots of laughter and applause (with a few crest-fallen egos!) abound as the party takes off! This is an opportunity for them not only to take home a very personal memento of the occasion but also an original work of art! Along side his ability to produce stunning caricatures with pen and paper, he is fully equipped to create digital caricatures with his versatile tablet.
John also offers a digital option, by linking a 52” plasma screen to a laptop computer and drawing tablet John Roberts can draw caricatures of those who request it. The production of colour caricatures on to such a large screen literally ‘draws’ people towards it. Nobody can seem to resist the appeal of watching an image suddenly appear on such a screen! John can generate a lot of interest and can create much hilarity as the visitor can choose to have the body of many pre-drawn characters such as Superman and Catwoman etc. John can approach those around and suggest that they look like James Bond or Audrey Hepburn, get them onto the stand and then draw their caricature and ‘drop’ their heads on to the pre-drawn bodies!
The advantage of such a set-up for a corporate client at an exhibition is that firstly the activity attracts visitors to their stand. Secondly the visitor gets to take away a colour printout of their caricature PLUS the opportunity of having the image emailed to them – hence the third advantage as that the client gets a copy of the visitor’s email address (all caricature files are stored as their email address!).
John produces such caricatures in about 5 to 10 minutes and remember that your company logo/message can be printed at the bottom of each caricature!
Although John supplies all the necessary hardware and software etc for digital caricatures the client will need to arrange for the hire of the 52” plasma screen. He would also need electrical points for his computer, printer and drawing tablet along with a comfortable chair for himself plus a chair for his ‘victim’.
Standard Length of Performance: 2-3 hours
¶ Over 10 years experience
¶ Also offers a digital option
¶ Can create much hilarity
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Here’s what John – Caricaturist’s clients said:
The event went brilliantly; our co-workers loved all the entertainers. I think John had a queue waiting for him from the moment he arrived until the end. Please pass on my thanks again to them all – they were simply brilliant!
Ikano Financial Services
Let me tell you, he was simply amazing. There were queues for his caricatures and people did wait for hours! Everything went off very smoothly and John was very co-operative and professional. I just wanted to thank you for everything, looking forward to many more events together!
John is doing a smashing job here and we would be in a position to share the pictures with you some time int he coming week as we will get the same from our photographers. Thanks once again for your support and patience.
John arrived in a fedora and drew like a maniac for the duration, in his wake he left us with high morale, memories that will be discussed for years to come and a legion of images for us to point at and laugh at. Many thanks for a great day from the ETC sales floor!
Multi-Vendor Marketing Manager
If Hans Holbein the Younger had had your undoubted skills, Henry VIII could have saved himself a divorce, the Flanders Mare could have remained on the continent and Thomas Cromwell could have saved his head. All for the sake of a good likeness!
The Sounding Board Limited
Just wanted to let you know both I and my client were extremely pleased with John’s performance at the show. He was very professional and his attitude and quality of work was second-to-none. Please pass on my thanks to him.
John was brilliant and caught so many people absolutely perfectly throughout the evening, in caricatures which we will use to great effect amongst the staff!! I was grateful for him travelling such a long way to get to us and hope he got home ok after the event. Again, I didn’t get to speak to him when he left, but would be very pleased if you could pass on my thanks for a great form of entertainment which helped the evening to be a real success!
Essential Lighting Group
We wanted something different to entertain our guests at our recent wedding and thought a caricaturist would be something really fun and different. We were right! John did an absolutely brilliant job, all the guests loved their caricatures and went home with a wonderful keepsake and reminder of our wedding. We still can’t believe how quickly the drawings were done and we’re sure most of the guests received one (70 people). We can’t recommend John enough, he made our wedding evening so memorable, and we’re so glad we hired him.
We have been reflecting on the wedding today, and we both agree that of all the special things which we booked for the day, booking you was definitely something towards the top of the list. You did such a fantastic job, entertained everyone, and gave us such unique pictures/memories that we will be able to keep forever – we cannot thank you enough, and will be recommending you to everyone!
Just a quick mail to thank you for doing such a fantastic job at our wedding reception and help make our day as special as it was. You were certainly very popular and it’s just a good job that you can do them as quick as you do with such fantastic results. Everyone was thrilled with your work. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone for any event and hope to be able to book you again when we have another reason to party.
John made a real impact at The Rank Group plc Christmas party at the Hard Rock Cafe, London – he interacted with party participants always with good humour and put people at their ease whilst he drew them. The response from party goers was that they loved their drawings and took something home to remember the night by. We would highly recommend John – he’s accommodating, excellent value, good company and a great artist!
The Rank Group plc
John is such a great guy and I really enjoyed the chance to work with him over the course of the conference. He has a brilliant imagination and managed to put words into pictures with what seemed effortless ease – he worked well with the clients and the end result is marvellous (I hope to email pictures tomorrow). I hope that another opportunity to work with him arrives again soon!
West End Studios
Feedback was fantastic the guy was brilliant and the staff loved the keepsake to take away, some brought them in to show me. Can’t wait for him to come on the 19th as I am going to that event, I will make sure I get mine done.
Last night was a huge success, John and Luisa were both great ….thank you.
West End Studios Ltd (via Contraband)
Both Matt and John were fantastic last night, the clients were really impressed and we had some great feedback! There were no issues with the caricaturists sitting down, and they both interacted with the delegates fantastically, matching the tone of the evening.
Sledge Ltd (via Contraband)
With regards to John, he was once again a big hit and a joy to work with. He amazed every suspect to his drawing talent and didn’t seem at all flustered when he was pulled into different rooms to do special requests.
West End Studios Ltd (via Contraband)
John is such a great character that people are drawn to him and love what he produces. I used him for a recent drinks event and he was a great ice breaker at the start of the evening and pretty quickly there were guests waiting to have their picture/caricature drawn. I would definitely recommend John for types of events, he’s fantastic.
John – Caricaturist’s Previous Clients:
Labour and Conservative Party conferences
UEFA Champions League