Toon Upz is artist Angelo Buenaseda, who has been specializing in caricatures and cartoon illustration for over 5 years. Angelo started doing live caricatures in San Francisco while attending Academy of Art University where he graduated with a BFA in Animation. Since then, Angelo has worked many events such as birthday parties, wedding receptions, sweet sixteens, picnics, fairs, post proms, baby showers, and many many others.
-Drawing speed is 3-5 minutes per face in black & white, or about 6-10 minutes a face in full color.
-Average of 15-20 faces drawn per hour in B&W or 6-10 faces per hour in color
-Multiple faces can be drawn in a single page.
-Live caricatures are drawn on 11x14" paper and provided with a protective plastic sleeve.
-FREE studio quality colored drawing of up to 2 people given upon arrival to event!
-FREE custom logos/text printed on the drawing paper.
-Sunnie Kopchick (18th Birthday Party) 1-25-2014
Angelo was very professional, confirmed time and location and was a hit at the party. We booked for 4 hours, I dont think he had a break the entire event. Both teenagers and adults participated. Angelo even stayed a little over his time to finish one more drawing, which was very generous of him. I would recommend Angelo and his work. We hope to have him back again.
-Elaine E. (Birthday Party) 1-6-2014
My husband and I hired Angelo as a caricature artist for our youngest daughter's 1st birthday party this past weekend. We were impressed by how professional he was during his time at the party. He arrived about half an hour early and also accommodated a couple of our guests and stayed 15-20 minutes later than he was supposed to. Every guest that was able to get their portrait drawn was very happy! Most asked, "where'd you find this artist? He's really good!" I have a strong feeling I'll be seeing Angelo again at parties of friends and family. Great job Angelo!
-Diane R. (30th Birthday Party) 12-27-2013
Angelo was timely, professional and extremely flexible! His artwork was wonderful and it was a complete hit at the party. I would highly recommend him to anyone and will definitely hire him the next time I am in need of a caricaturist.
-Farah Marinero (Ellie's 3rd Birthday Party!) 12-14-2013
Thank you, Angelo!!! You were a blessing sent and a professional to work with. Every guest was very impressed and happy with your art work!!! YOU ARE HIRED for my future events!!! Please do not stop drawing for events- you are a gem to find!!
-Remy Galle (Birthday) 11-16-2013
Planning for my daughter's 10th birthday was getting very difficult. My theme was based on "breakfast at tiffany's".The ladies I tried to hire were booked for that day. I went on craiglist to search for another company, but was unsuccessful at my search. I stumbled on to Angelo's Ad. His company had excellent reviews so we decided to go with him. My guests were very impressed to say the least, It's something they have never experienced at a birthday party before. Angelo was very professional and took care of all my guests. He went above and beyond the call of duty, and exceeded our expectations. We will definitely use him again in the future for our son's 2nd birthday. Thank you Angelo! You are the best!
-Stephanie Holloman (Birthday Party) 10-26-2013
I hired Angelo for my Husband and Daughter's joint birthday party. Everyone, young and old, got their picture drawn. It was one of the highlights of the event! Angelo is a real professional and his portraits were top notch! I would recommend him to all my friends and family. Thank you Angelo for an exceptional job.
-Natasha Court (Son's 1st Birthday) 5-11-2013
Thanks to Angelo for making a very memorable first birthday for our son. Everyone had a blast getting their portrait made. Plus, the caricatures made lovely reminders of the special day. Not only were the portraits made with great quality and skill, but also Angelo was a true professional. We will definitely recommend him to our friends and hire him for other occasions.
-Miriam G (Birthday) 4-27-2013
We had Angelo come to my daughter's 10th birthday party, found him on craigslist after looking for something different, well I'm glad I found him. I was so happy he was able to come, being that it was so last minute. He got there early,very professional :) His work is fabulous!!!! Even the adults were lining up to get their caricature done and they all came out great. The kids had so much fun!!! We will have him back for sure on our next party because a few of us didn't get the chance to get ours done(including me). Thanks ANGELO!!!