Mike V Caricature Artists

Mike V - Caricature Artists

Mike V is a full time caricaturist and illustrator. Drawing professionally since 1975, he is a veteran in the field of caricature. Mike entertains at all types of parties and corporate gatherings.  His funny yet flattering renditions of people have delighted millions at conventions, tradeshows, bar mitzvahs, class reunions, proms. etc, and his work hangs in private and corporate collections all over the world.

Mike does special commissioned caricatures from photos as gifts for a variety of occasions. Mike is also a widely published cartoonist.  His work has appeared in a great variety of newspapers, magazines and comic books.  He has done illustration, advertising art and editorial cartooning as well.    

Mike hosts his own cable TV show "How to Cartoon". He teaches cartooning classes in 8 schools. Mike has owned caricature concession locations in 3 Connecticut shopping malls, and has worked at the Disney theme parks in Orlando, FL. Mike also has a background as a clown and ventriloquist.

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Drawing Speeds (drawing speeds are an indication of what the artist is capable of and are not guaranteed)

Traditional Caricatures:
  • B&W Heads Only: 20-30 people per hour
  • B&W Body / Gag: 15-20 people per hour
  • Color Heads Only: 10-15 people per hour
  • Color Body / Gag: 8-12 people per hour


  • $135/hour, with a 2 hour minimum.

*All pricing is in US Dollars and is subject to change if your specific requirements differ from the descriptions.

Mike V is also available as one of our:

So talented, hard-working and agreeable!
Mike Valentine was terrific...so talented, hard-working and agreeable. He was the hit of the party and we extended his time to make certain all our guests had a memorable caricature to take home. Thank you all for your professionalism...it was a pleasure to work with your team!
The Butlien family
He was amazing.
Thank you...I will send out the check in the am. He was amazing. Everyone loved him. He didn't stop for one minute.
Amy Jerris
Great Job!
We had a successful event. The girls at the party loved having their caricatures done, and the parents appreciated having a special "favor" to take home and enjoy, instead of a bag of candy! Mike Valentine did a great job.
Anne Taylor
Mike was superb. Many thanks!
Matt Reichin
Loved his work!
We had Mike Valentine do caricatures for us at the wedding party on Sunday, October 7, 2007. He did a fantastic job, and was the hit of the event! Everybody loved his work! We recommend him highly for an excellent professional job at any type of event.
Virginia L. Smith
We were thrilled!
We were thrilled with the artist who came to draw at our daughter's party! Everyone loved the work he did! I'll definitely use you guys again!
Angela van Moorsel
Event was a success!
I just wanted to send a thank you to you and to Mike Valentine. The event was a success and everyone (from little kids to our senior members) enjoyed having a caricature drawn. We’ll keep you guys in mind if we do any similar events in the future. Thanks again.
Rudy Sturk, Marketing Communications Coordinator - Connex Credit Unio
Kind and patient and an excellent artist!
I just wanted to tell you how great Mike Valentine was at my daughters 14th birthday..he was great, the girls loved him and he was so kind and patient and an excellent artist...thank you, it was a great party!
Suzy McCarthy
Unbelievable job!!! Thank you!
Miriam Landa
What a great memory!
We thought Mike Valentine was terrific and we were so glad we had him come! He really was a hit! In addition to being very talented, Mike was so polite and nice and really seems to enjoy his job. The party was for our law firm’s 25th anniversary and we had Mike draw all of the partners – what a great memory we have for our scrap book – the partners were very pleased. We liked the fact that it was entertaining yet not a disturbance so that people could still enjoy the cocktail hour and talk, yet join in the fun of watching Mike create the drawings if they wanted. It was a lot of fun and will certainly keep your company in mind for future events. Thanks very much.
Lisa Blosio, Law Firm of Diserio, Martin, O'Connor & Castiglioni
Mike was FANTASTIC! He was a HUGE hit at our party. Thank you so much.
Trish McMullin
He was amazing!
Thank you...He was amazing. Everyone loved him. He didn't stop for one minute.
Amy Jerris
Impressed with his work and pleased with his performance!
We were very satisfied with your services. We had Mike Valentine do caricatures at a festival event. He arrived early and stayed busy the entire time. Everyone was very impressed with his work and pleased with his performance. Although we do not have them often, we will definitely keep About Faces in mind for future events.
Jessalyn Michaels, Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven, Inc.
The hit of the party!
I struggled with what entertainment to have at my mother's surprise 75th birthday party. A friend of mine suggested a caricature artist. Her sister had one at her daughter's birthday oarty and it went over well. Even the adults enjoyed it. So with some trepidation I booked Mike Valentine. He ended up being the hit of the party! There was a line of people waiting to have theirs done and more people just standing around watching. He is a very talented artist and also very humorous. Also, he was very unassuming and professional. He came in, set up, did his work, and left without as much as a peep. It was a great experience and I would recommend it to everyone!
Tamara Stevens

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Mike V will travel for an additional fee!