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Pete McDonnell Caricatures Caricaturist from San Francisco, CA

Will travel up to 100 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 52 Reviews
  • 119 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2011
  • 10 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $150 per hour

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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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Avg 5.0 | 52 Reviews

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Review by Megan R.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on August 31, 2023From San Francisco, CA

Pete is a great artists, our tenants really enjoyed having their caricatures done and I received positive feedback from everyone with whom he drew. However on the back end it took us awhile to get an updated COI from Pete for our event, and he unfortunately showed up around 20 minutes late due to traffic, and we were unable to get ahold of him during this timeframe to fine out if he was coming or not. When he arrived he came across an unprepared, but quickly warmed up after several drawings. .

Review by RJ B.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on April 17, 2023From San Francisco, CA

Pete is the Michelangelo of caricature artists! At our recent offsite, he went above and beyond to turn each of us into fantastic cartoon characters. With a flick of his pen, he captured our unique personalities and features, leaving us all amazed by his talent. It was like watching an entire cast of characters come to life on paper! Pete's exceptional skills and dedication to his craft made our event unforgettable, and we are all grateful for his amazing work. If you're looking to add some humor and fun to your next event, Pete is your guy!

Pete McDonnell Caricatures:

Thanks RJ—for such a flattering review. I am so pleased that you all enjoyed my work; it was definitely a fun event for me too. -Pete

Review by Fallon C.

Holiday PartyReviewed on December 12, 2022From San Francisco, CA

Pete was a wonderful addition to our party. Professional and everyone loved the artwork he created.

Pete McDonnell Caricatures:

Thank you for having me at the party Fallon—glad everyone liked their drawings!

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Upcoming Events

June 8, 2024 • Graduation Party
Sat9:30 PM - 2:00 AM Windsor, CA

Past Events

August 30, 2023 • Corporate Function
Wed3:30 PM - 5:30 PM San Francisco, CA
April 13, 2023 • Corporate Function
Thu12:00 PM - 2:00 PM San Francisco, CA
December 23, 2022 • Christmas Party
Fri3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Millbrae, CA
December 10, 2022 • Holiday Party
Sat8:30 PM - 11:30 PM San Francisco, CA
December 9, 2022 • Corporate Function
Fri12:00 PM - 3:30 PM San Francisco, CA
November 5, 2022 • Wedding Reception
Sat7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Santa Rosa, CA
November 5, 2022 • Birthday Party (Kids)
Sat11:30 AM - 2:30 PM Hayward, CA
July 3, 2022 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sun1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Cupertino, CA
June 25, 2022 • Wedding Reception
Sat6:00 PM - 9:30 PM Santa Cruz, CA
June 24, 2022 • Corporate Function
Fri1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Oakland, CA
June 7, 2022 • Corporate Function
Tue6:00 PM - 9:30 PM San Francisco, CA
April 23, 2022 • Bat Mitzvah
Sat5:30 PM - 9:00 PM San Francisco, CA

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