Michael is available to do caricatures on a commission basis, and at live events. Michael was born in St. Thomas Ontario a little more than half way through the 20th Century. Drawing from an early age on any surface that presented itself, (much to the chagrin of most of his teachers throughouthis academic career) in the late 1970's he found his way to the "Cartooning and Graphic Story" program at Sheridan College in Oakville. There, spending your day drawing funny pictures of the instructors was considered not only acceptable behaviour, but mandatory! He has been freelancing ever since. Since 1997 he has been producing editorial cartoons on a freelance basis. His cartoons have been featured in numerous Canadian newspapers, including The Toronto Sun, The Toronto Star, The Scarborough Mirror and the Niagara Falls Review, as well as periodicals including "Parkhurst Exchange", and "Doctors Review". Original cartoons have been part of a major exhibition of Canadian Editorial cartoons in the parliament buildings in Ottawa, and featured during a CBC television item on online editorial cartoons.
Michael is a member of the Association of Canadian Editorial Cartoonists (ACEC).
Parties, corporate events, kid's parties, retirement parties, sports banquets, weddings, grand openings, trade shows ANYWHERE A CROWD GATHERS TO HAVE FUN! Caricaturist artist, Kelly Gannon will delight your guests with his caricature skills.
Caroline has been drawing as long as she can remember, beginning in grade one...horses, students and teacher were her favourite targets. She studied graphic design at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario, fine art at part-time at York University in Toronto, Ontario and Digital Media arts at Seneca College in Toronto. Her career as a professional caricaturist began around 1995 as CAROLINE'S CARICATURES. She provides entertainment and keepsakes for private, corporate and community events...Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, Company Picnics, Conventions, Weddings, Grad Parties, Hospitality Suites, Fairs, Birthday Parties, Business Meetings, Lake Ontario Cruises. Satisfied clients have included Grace Church, Easter Seals, the Winnie the Pooh Festival in White River, On, Bell Canada, Thomas Cooke Travel, Crates Marina and the Newmarket Main Street Business Association.
I started out as a professional cartoonist in my home town of Ottawa back in 1978. My first regular stint was illustrating a humourous column called "Brown's Beat" in The Ottawa Citizen, which I did for about 6 years. During this time I was fortunate enough to meet some of the artists who worked at Walt Disney World in Florida, where I vacationed once every year or two. They liked my artwork and put me in touch with Disney's Canadian licensing office in Toronto, recommending that I approach them to seek work. After setting up an appointment to show them my portfolio, I started getting freelance assignments from them on a regular basis. Six months later I was offered a staff position in their art department and so I moved from Ottawa to Toronto to work with Disney for the next six years, illustrating Disney character licensed merchandise. At this point in my career, however, I am looking to vary my artistic diet by pursuing more non-Disney work to satisfy my desire to engage in my own personal cartooning style. It is with that desire that I present a sampling of my artwork here for the perusal of potential clients as well as all fans of cartooning!