Caricatoonist

Caricaturist from New York City, NY - Will travel up to 100 miles
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About
John Stevens has been a Member
for many years of the:

National Cartoonist Society

The International Society of Caricature Artists,

and an Associate Member of The Society Of Illustrators.

He has been a Professional Cartoonist, Illustrator
& Caricaturist for over 50 years.

While at School of Visual Arts, John , worked , on weekends,
in the Concession stand of a famous
Summer Stock Theatrical stage shows
Whereupon , he drew he appearing celebrities,
from their magazine pictures,at home ,
and brought them to the theatre,
took a break, and
went back stage, knocked on their stage door
,introduced himself,and gave them
their cartoon portraits
Chutzpah...

Jayne Mansfield, was the first celebrity John drew,,
she was beautiful, John gave her ,her cartoon portrait,
She said , this is for me...I nodded yes, and she
patted John on his cheek, and said
Thank you, you sweet boy"

A week, later Liberace was there,
John drew , a cartoon portrait for him,
..Lee as he was called,was shy,
John gave him the cartoon portrait,
Lee stuttered a bit
& said.
Would you like my autograph.?
..John,, said yes,
He signed the program adding a sketch of
His candle arbor
The Lovin' Spoonfull rock stars & more

John's first published cartoons were created in 1968,
for Esquire Socks via
Robin Leach's Rock & Roll Newspaper
called, Go Magazine ,
...
, Then Royal Crown Cola, and a few political comic strips ,too
That is how it all started 50 years ago.
From then onto..now...

Some of John's published work;

101 Uses for a Dead Cube,selling 135,000 copies
Video Madness selling,28,000 copies
The Best of Saturday Evening Post, & others..
Marvel Comics Crazy Magazine,

& much more
Including
King Features Syndicate , The Grass is Greener comic strip
Professional Summer Stock theatre poster, for Phantom,
Tommy the Rock Opera Swan Lake on Ice,
and many more shows, for several years


His own original play, called "A Ghost of a Chance."
.whereupon, .John killed Ebeneezer Scrooge
in a black comedy courtroom drama murder mystery,


Designed the visual set up for:
Vegas NJ, in, Randolph ,NJ ,
A sofisticated adult night spot

and Gotham , in Paramus NJ
a Batman's fun party place


Also my cartoon appears
Best of Saturday Evening Post,
and more, still

Caricatures
no one taught him, he, as many other caricaturists
did it buy the Trial by Fire....Sit Down & Draw

Caring Giving, Clever, Creative, and Professional.....

Unique.... His approach is to find a fun way to Gift people,

Giving: If it's a Wedding, he will personalize the art, at no extra charge

If it is a Birthday he will inquire if there is a theme

Clever: If you want it drawn quickly ,
but also want color,
he has a unique way
to accommodate you.

Creative: If you want a Gift Portrait, from a photo,
he will make it personal and unique, with an excellent likeness

Professional: People actually, like to sit down next to him,
while he is creating someone's portrait , and
to watch how the final caricature, is created....
and that is fine with him.

John likes to create art,
first, and that is what he does.

It is all about Giving and Receiving,
the smiles on the faces,
and the Awesome's, and I will Treasure this
are part of what is special about creativity!
Thank you for your time.

John Stevens
caricatoonist
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100+ GigMasters Bookings
A GigMasters member for 10+ years
Provided services at a GigMasters-hosted event
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2017!
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!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2013!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2012!

Birthday Party (Kids)

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HIGHLY recommended for any party. John came all the way from NY to CT to draw at our one year old daughter's party. We hired him for two hours and he went above and beyond by staying an extra two hours to make sure everyone who wanted a picture got one. He's really friendly and talented; he was even taking special requests on pictures. Definitely a huge reason why our party was a blast. 5/5

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Birthday Party (Kids)

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It was a pleasure having John at our sons 1st Birthday party. Not only is he extremely talented but he is so down to earth and very personable. During the day he was very accommodating and catered to all of our needs. John was the hit of the party! Looking forward to hanging our "superhero" family caricture in our house to cherish forever.

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Caricatoonist’s Response:

Good Afternoon , Jessica: Thank you for your kind words via the Gig Master inquiry system. You are very kind, and my many thanks to you and your family..I had a wonderful time creating cartoon portrait caricatures at your party.You have a lovely family, and, great friends. ...and the food was delicious Sincerely John Stevens Caricatoonist

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Wedding

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John was great!!! I would recommend him for anyone wanting something a little unique for their event!!

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Celebration

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John was a hit! Everyone loved their pictures and he was so wonderful to work with. He added that special touch to the party!!

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Private Party

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John was friendly, professional, and so sweet. He was accommodating during out event...I wasn't sure if we would go over our agreed time and we did...he stayed an hour over his scheduled time to finish the drawings. Although I didn't get a chance to Do a drawing myself as time just ran out but all of the ones I saw were great and I did see a lot of people lined up to get their drawings done by him. It was a hit. Thank you for making my event a memorable one. I would recommend him for caricature drawings. We would definitely use John again in the future for any events and definitely recommend him!!!

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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John was amazing. Wonderful artist and professional. Don't hesitate if you are thinking of hiring.

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Wedding Reception

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John was fantastic and was an instant hit at the wedding. All of the guests both big and small loved him and his creations. Not only is he a great artist, but a great person. At first I was going to get a photo booth, but one of my friends told me about John and said that taking home a caricature was a better party gift and she was right...most of my guest liked theirs so much they posted it on their Facebook pages! Thanks John ??

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Birthday Party (Kids)

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John was very professional, courteous and accommodating. I would definitely use him in the future and recommend him to anyone.

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Wedding Reception

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We asked him to draw guests at our wedding. It was carnival-themed and he took the initiative to offer caricature themes that matched the theme. He even did my the caricature of me and my wife ahead of time so we wouldn't have to waste any time at the party. He's a very fun guy to work with, easy to talk to and he does his job with gusto.

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Wedding

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The caricatoonist was professional and friendly. He was the hit of the party! We would definitely recommend him.

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2019
Aug
10
Birthday Party (Kids)
Boonton, NJ
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
2019
Jul
6
Private Party
Bernardsville, NJ
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2019
Jul
6
Birthday Party (Kids)
Franklin, NJ
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2019
Jul
3
Holiday Party
Bronx, NY
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
2019
Jun
22
Birthday Party (Kids)
Nanuet, NY
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2019
Jun
19
Graduation Party
Sea Girt, NJ
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2019
Jun
1
Wedding Reception
Hackensack, NJ
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
2019
Jun
1
Birthday Party (Kids)
Freehold, NJ
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2019
May
18
Celebration
Wayne, NJ
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2019
May
17
Celebration
Rockaway, NJ
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2019
May
4
Art Gallery Opening
Madison, CT
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
2019
May
4
Private Party
Suffern, NY
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Free gift art
 
  • Email me 1 photo of celebrant, I 'll draw caricature , with their theme
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Please note Caricatoonist will also travel to Long Island City, Brooklyn, North Bergen, Bronx, West New York, Union City, Weehawken, Flushing, Fairview, Edgewater, Hoboken, Jersey City, Ridgefield, Cliffside Park, Palisades Park, Fort Lee, Secaucus, Ridgefield Park, Leonia, Englewood Cliffs.
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