Tom B - Illinois Caricature Artists

Tom B is a versatile freelance artist with a degree in graphic design. He has provided quality caricature art entertainment in the greater Chicagoland area for 30 years. He has also taught the art of caricature at Moraine Valley Community College. He grew up in the south suburban area and presently resides in New Lenox.

Although he has experience in greeting card art, T-shirt design, company logos, and humorous illustrations for newspaper and magazine articles, his true passion is caricature art. Tom’s personality, character, and ease with people make for an enjoyable experience. He likes working directly with people having the face to face experience which produces a priceless reaction of smiles and giggles that appear when the art is presented to the guests.

He states “I enjoy transforming people into cartoon-like characters and you can’t always get that reaction directly doing other forms of art. “ It’s truly a gift”.Tom has entertained a long list of guests, clients, and customers for residential parties, special events, and business expos. His client list has included, but is not limited to; Harrah's Casino, The Odyssey and Ugly Duckling boats, Ace Hardware, and Nationwide Insurance.

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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: 10-14 people per hour
  • B&W Body / Gag: 8-10 people per hour


  • $155/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.

Great job!
The event went very well and Tom B. did a great job capturing everybody's greatest features! We will definitely be in touch for our next event.
Steve Teshak
Tom is AMAZING! He was here for my 30th birthday, and everyone LOVED HIM!!!! Highly recommended. Nice service, excellent artist!
Kristen Tortoriello
Wonderful job!
We were blessed to have had Tom at our picnic and he did a wonderful job. He was very pleasant in his demeanor and communication. He was accommodating to our needs and helpful in finding a spot in the park that would work for our guests so that they would not have the sun glaring in their eyes. You can tell Tom enjoys what he does because he established a good rapport with each person he drew and he smiled as he worked!
Monica Chambers, Associate Pastor, Harvest Church Plainfield
The guests LOVED him!
I would just like to say thank you for helping me get Tom at our party. He was a great entertainer and the guests LOVED him. We will definitely look into hiring him again. Please pass on my thanks. Tom was absolutely wonderful- I would recommend him to everyone. The caricatures made the night more special and I love how Tom socialized with the people he was drawing. Thank you so much for helping me with all this.
Amelia Bauer

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Tom B will travel for an additional fee!