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John Manders

Caricaturist from Oil City, PA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$100 - $125 per hour
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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We hired John Manders for our daughter's wedding. He was the hit of the reception, and everyone loved their caricature, as well as watching him create them! I have already recommended him to others, and gave lots of guests the information on how to hire him. Great experience!!

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John Manders’s Response:

Oh, Terry, thank you so much! It was an honor to be a part of such a happy occasion. You have a beautiful family. —John

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2016
May
28
Wedding
Mentor, OH
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
2015
Jun
20
Wedding Reception
Polk, PA
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Please note John Manders will also travel to Reno, Rouseville, Seneca, Cranberry, Franklin, Cooperstown, Kennerdell, Kossuth, Venus, Pleasantville, Utica, West Hickory, Polk, Tionesta, Titusville, Fryburg, Hydetown, Knox, Lamartine, Marble, Carlton, Emlenton, Lickingville, Turkey City, Cochranton, Clintonville, Curllsville, East Hickory, Guys Mills, Lucinda.
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