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Pete McDonnell Caricatures

Caricaturist from San Francisco, CA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$100 - $200 per hour
Hi! My name is Pete McDonnell; I am a caricature artist, freelance illustrator and cartooning instructor.

* A caricature is cool! It's unique! It's fun to watch! Why not give me a call? I'll add a zesty flavor to that next party dish you put together! Men will guffaw, women will glow, and kids will giggle! I bring a skilled hand and a desire to create good work to every drawing I do. I have drawn caricatures for many different clients at many kinds of venues. Some of my better-known clients include: Facebook, Twitter, Samsung, FedEx, Genentech, Thunder Valley Casino, Comerica Bank, Dry Creek Vineyards, Life Technologies, St. Francis Winery & Vineyards, Sonoma State University, & Trulia; I've also drawn at many Bay Area High Schools and for numerous other businesses, schools and private clients. I've drawn caricatures at Candlestick Park, at winerys, high schools, AT&T Park, on a yacht, at pool parties, weddings, grad nights, Bar Mitzvahs, company picnics, trade shows, small businesses, holiday parties, you name it!

* As an illustrator/cartoonist I have created illustrations, cartoons and storyboards hundreds of clients in the publishing, advertising, corporate and entertainment industries, including: Microsoft, EMC Storage, Hewlett-Packard, Chevron, T-Mobile, Morgan-Stanley, Target, Southwest Airlines, Neiman Marcus, Activision, Benefit Cosmetics, The Wall Street Journal, Popular Science magazine, Dark Horse Comics, and National Geographic for Kids magazine.

* If you're planning an event -- a birthday party, wedding, company picnic, grad night, Bar Mitzvah, corporate event, whatever -- consider hiring Pete McDonnell, a super-talented caricature artist that draws in a refreshingly fun and fabulous style! I generally will charge $100 to $175 an hour depending on the day (weekends and holidays are generally busiest), size and attendance of event, the distance I need to travel and how many hours you need me to work. I prefer a two hour minimum timeframe for a gig, if possible, but might give an exception if you're closer to home, which for me is Petaluma in Sonoma County.

* I have a style of caricaturing that's pleasing and friendly, as I can capture a likeness without being overly exaggerated or cartoony. I draw in a traditional style, and can also create a pre-printed graphic on the paper for your event at no extra charge. I draw on 9" X 12' paper for individual pictures and 11" x 14'" for couples or any kind of dynamic duos! I can draw about 15 black & white faces in an hour or ten in color.

* I have been a freelance illustrator & cartoonist for 25 years and have drawn caricature art for many corporate clients and businesses. If you have a concept for a company caricature, whether it be for an individual retirement gift or a shout-out to a team of employees, I can work with any idea you may have and deliver a digital illustration that can be sent to you or a service bureau via the internet which can be printed out as multiple copies. I can also create unique, one of a kind watercolor illustrations, suitable for framing, for the office wall or as a prized keepsake for retirement or as promotional gifts!

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50+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
A GigMasters member for 5+ years
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2016!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2015!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2014!

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Our event was such a big success. The picture turned out amazing and Pete was able to capture each of our likenesses perfectly. I will definitely recommend him to friends and for future work events.

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Very talented-and quick! Everyone loved him! Highly recommend.

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Pete McDonnell Caricatures’s Response:

Thank you for the kind words, Lesley!

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Thank you very much. I was not at the event but have heard excellent feedback and I am really pleased you made sure that even Adam got a picture. Very happy. I live in U.K. But if I do another San Fran event would def invite you back. Hope you had fun as much as everyone else did.

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Pete McDonnell Caricatures’s Response:

Thanks Sarah, it was a fun event at a nice venue and with nice people! Thanks again for the gig and I'm looking forward to working with Salesforce again.!

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2017
Apr
15
Birthday Party (Kids)
San Ramon, CA
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2017
Jun
9
Wedding Reception
Belvedere Tiburon, CA
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
2017
Mar
24
Private Party
Santa Rosa, CA
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
2017
Mar
18
Birthday Party (Kids)
Walnut Creek, CA
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2017
Mar
2
Private Party
San Francisco, CA
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2016
Dec
17
Wedding
Oakland, CA
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2016
Dec
13
Christmas Party
Modesto, CA
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2016
Dec
4
Birthday Party (Kids)
Fairfax, CA
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
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Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Pete McDonnell Caricatures will also travel to South San Francisco, Belmont, Daly City, Brisbane, Oakland, Sausalito, Alameda, Emeryville, Tiburon, Berkeley, San Bruno, Albany, Mill Valley, Pacifica, Piedmont, Richmond, Corte Madera, El Cerrito, Larkspur, Millbrae, San Quentin, Tamal, Burlingame, San Rafael, Canyon, El Sobrante, Greenbrae, Orinda, San Leandro, San Mateo.
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