John Manders

Caricaturist from Franklin, PA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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I've been drawing caricatures since I was a kid. I've drawn them professionally since studying at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh—under the mighty John Johns—back in the 70s.

I keep it simple: a Sharpie and a sketch pad. A caricature takes around 4 minutes. My philosophy is that a caricature should look more like you than you do. I'm not about making you feel like the butt of a joke. I'm an artist taking you seriously enough to capture something of your character as well as your likeness.

Besides caricaturing, I'm a children's book illustrator with over 65 titles to my credit. I've been named Illustrator of the Year by the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association. I won a Reuben Award for Book Illustration from the National Cartoonists' Society. I travel to schools and colleges to speak about illustration, graphic design and children's literature.
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Wedding Reception

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Loved his work! It was a HUGE hit at my wedding. I highly recommend him.

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John Manders’s Response:

Thank you, Michele, for your kind review! I had a blast—you have a wonderful family. Best wishes for a life of happiness. —John

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Convention

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Thanks, Steve!

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Anniversary Party

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I could not say enough good about John. His professionalism was suburb. We scheduled him for 2 hrs for a fiftieth anniversary and he was there 4 hrs. Never stopped. Poor man. We had a line waiting for their portraits from the beginning to end of the party. Pictures were shared all over Facebook. People still talking about it. It was a wonderful way to give back to our friends and family. It was the hit of the event. I would highly recommend John Manders.

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John Manders’s Response:

Thank you, Bonnie, for your kind review! It was an honor to be included in your anniversary celebration. May you have many more! —John

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2017
Dec
15
Christmas Party
Conneaut Lake, PA
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2017
Nov
4
Wedding Reception
Boardman, OH
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
Sep
28
Convention
Knox, PA
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2017
Sep
10
Anniversary Party
Knox, PA
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2017
Jun
24
Birthday Party (Adult)
Hudson, OH
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2016
May
28
Wedding
Mentor, OH
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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Please note John Manders will also travel to Reno, Seneca, Cranberry, Polk, Oil City, Kennerdell, Cooperstown, Rouseville, Utica, Clintonville, Carlton, Kossuth, Lamartine, Sandy Lake, Venus, Cochranton, Emlenton, Jackson Center, Stoneboro, Saint Petersburg, Turkey City, Knox, Eau Claire, Titusville, Foxburg, Guys Mills, West Hickory, Hydetown, Pleasantville, Harrisville.
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