John Manders

Caricaturist from Franklin, PA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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MEMBER SINCE 2013
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$125 - $150 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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10+ GigMasters Bookings
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John did a wonderful job at my daughter's wedding. He was a big hit and I dare say that the caricatures he did will be treasured for many years to come. Best decision we made about the whole entire wedding!

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John Manders’s Response:

Thanks for including me, Heidi! I had a lovely evening. What a beautiful family! John

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John was so much fun and very accommodating! He was at my son’s wedding and everyone loved him!

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John Manders’s Response:

Aw, thanks, Judy! It was a lovely reception—even the rain couldn't dampen such a perfect wedding. It was a treat to have been a part of it.

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Prom

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John Manders’s Response:

Thank you, Kelly!

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This guy was legit, he was a big hit at our wedding. The guest loved there pictures, he was very professional. Only thing I would have liked better is the quality of the paper, it was to thin. Paper needed to be heavier to be more durable. Other than that I was very happy with John Manders.

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John Manders’s Response:

Thanks, Matt. I will make a change in the paper. I had a wonderful time drawing your family and guests. Just the best people. Special thanks to the lady who made up a plate for me to take home—I love beef on wick and hers was delicious! Best wishes for a life of blessings and happiness for you and your wife. —John

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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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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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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2020
Sep
19
Wedding
Butler, PA
4:00 PM - 8:00 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
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
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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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