John Manders

Caricaturist from Franklin, PA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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MEMBER SINCE 2013
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$150 - $200 per hour
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About
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 3 minutes. My philosophy is that a caricature should look more like you than you do. 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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Christmas Party

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John was INCREDIBLE! He was an amazing addition to our annual party! John was friendly, professional, courteous, and very talented! I would highly recommend him!

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John Manders’s Response:

What a nice crowd of fun people! And what ugly sweaters! It was a treat to meet and draw you all. I had a marvelous time. Thank you so much for including me.

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Wedding Reception

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John did an AMAZING job. He's a very talented individual. Everybody just had a great time with getting their Cariactures done. We would highly recommend John Manders and he was so reasonable.

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John Manders’s Response:

Thanks so much, Kelley! I enjoyed working with you and your beautiful family.

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Holiday Party

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Awesome experience! Thank you!

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2021
May
7
Prom
Butler, PA
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2020
Dec
19
Christmas Party
Beaver Falls, PA
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2020
Sep
6
Wedding Reception
Geneva, OH
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2019
Dec
21
Holiday Party
DuBois, PA
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2019
Jul
18
Wedding Reception
Edinboro, PA
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
May
25
Wedding Reception
Clymer, NY
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2019
May
4
Wedding Reception
Oakdale, PA
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
May
3
Prom
Chicora, PA
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2019
Apr
26
Celebration
Erie, PA
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2018
Dec
29
Wedding Reception
Punxsutawney, PA
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
2018
Sep
1
Wedding Reception
Mount Jewett, PA
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2018
May
5
Wedding Reception
Youngstown, OH
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Caricaturist
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
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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