The first full month of Spring is here! The snow-storms, long mornings of shoveling, and scraping off the car are nothing but memories! What better reason to celebrate? Kick off your spring the right way or book your summer event early before all the best performers are snatched up!
I do caricatures, and can usually draw 12-15 faces per hour.
Number of years in the business:
I can’t believe it’s almost twenty years now! But I started back in 1992 (and that’s not counting the years of drawing friends in their yearbooks, and for the school paper, etc.).
How did you get into the entertainment business?
In college I was looking for a way to relax, as all my other classes were pretty stressful premed subjects. A one-credit cartooning class ended up changing my whole career track! The professor, Tom Chalkley (a good friend now) encouraged me to try my hand at live caricature, and it became a great way to earn money for tuition. Even after graduating, I kept on doing this nights and weekends along with my day job, and finally, about ten years ago, I stopped resisting and became a full-time artist.
What’s your favorite type of event?
ALL of them are great! But if I had to pick I guess I’d say trade shows. In a few hours, or sometimes even a few days, I get to immerse myself in a whole different profession and chat with experts from all over the world. The booth staff become familiar faces, and they are always thrilled with my ability to engage the clients as I draw them. It can be unnerving for folks, being stared at and cartooned! But a smile, along with a few questions and jokes, turns it into a fun experience–plus they get a caricature to take home!
What’s your most memorable event?
That’s tough, since they’re all memorable. Once I was booked by a guest instead of a party planner–she brought me as a “gift” for her friend’s sixtieth birthday. I arrived with my easel and found the birthday gal was maybe five glasses of wine into her celebration. She hugged me enthusiastically and said “I have no idea what you’re going to do but I’m so excited to see you!” I spent the next two hours drawing their small group; everybody laughed so hard all evening, showing their caricatures off and making fun of each other. Indeed, I felt like the perfect gift for the person who has everything!
Want to do more than the traditional Easter egg hunt this year? Kids love to have fun and be entertained, so plan an entire party around the Easter egg hunt and make an afternoon of it. We have a variety of entertainment to fit the perfect Easter fun day!
Enjoy some Easter fun facts!
*When taking a bite into a chocolate bunny, 76% of Americans prefer to bite off the ears first. 5% eat the feet first and 4% eat the tail first.
*86% would prefer having chocolate bunnies instead of a live rabbit.
*16 billion jelly beans are made specifically for Easter which is enough to fill a plastic egg the size of a 9-story building.
*Kids prefer red jelly beans and 75% are willing to do extra chores for more Easter candy.
*The exchange of eggs for Easter dates back to a springtime custom older than Easter itself in which eggs were given as a symbol of rebirth in many cultures.
Hear what our clients are saying!
Probably one of the most amazing nights ever. My brother was very surprised and the party went wild for M.J. There are nearly 500 pictures of the event, half of which were M.J. She [Dev] was amazing! This was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Your company was a pleasure to deal with, very quick and efficient. I cannot be happier with M.J’s appearance and your hard work to get her. I would recommend you company to anyone I cannot thank you enough! -Gina, CA
“I was really happy with the caricature artist [Sundini] you provided. Everyone kept talking about how “cool”their drawings were. I was pleased with his professionalism and I would hire him again. Your entertainer/company has been referred to quite a few people who attended the party…he was a hit!”
– Maria, CO
“Jenny was the artist at our grand opening. She was FABULOUS! Her designs were fresh and current and appealed to a broad age group of both girls and boys. She was very polite, professional and organized! Everyone was impressed with her talent, attention to detail and how quickly she worked. She worked tirelessly for the entire 3 hours. The kids loved it! We would definitely request her for other events.”
“The caricature artist(Patrick H.)was fantastic!! He arrived early and was very accommodating and personable. He interacted with all the kids and his sketches were spot on! He really was able to get a lot done in a short amount of time. I would highly recommend him!
Thank you very much!!” – Christine, PA
“We were very pleased with your services. I appreciated how easy it was to book and set up everything. Bat was very professional and called ahead to make sure everything was set and ready. He (Caricature artist Bat H.) did an excellent job and we could not have been more pleased.”
“Jim R (caricature artist) did a great job. He was on time, professional and easy to work with. I would definitely recommend About Faces to anyone looking for entertainment.”
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