Kartoon Caricatures by Dian & Pete Wagner - Minneapolis, Minnesota

"FASTEST DRAWERS IN THE MIDWEST!"

V I D E O S

We are the ONLY ones in the Upper Midwest who show you video that:

  • is completely UN-EDITED
  • is NOT TIME-LAPSED
  • is NOT SPED-UP
  • shows our drawings being done FROM START TO FINISH
  • retains only the NATURAL AUDIO from the event
  • does NOT ADD A MUSIC TRACK
  • is shot entirely at ACTUAL EVENTS, NOT in a STUDIO

We do this because we want to show you in no uncertain terms what we really can do when we are performing at an actual event out in the field.

Videos offered by our "competition" are highly misleading. They use deceptive and distracting video production tricks to make it appear they are more entertaining than they really are and distract attention from the fact that they draw too slowly to perform at events.

HANDS DOWN, WE ARE YOUR BEST BET TO MAKE IT THE MOST FUN TO HAVE A CARICATURE DRAWN AND TO WATCH US PERFORM DRAWING.

Pete typically draws 21-25 FACES PER HOUR
Dian typically draws 15-18 FACES PER HOUR

There's Really NO Excuse
If you are hiring a caricature artist for an event, they really have no excuse for NOT showing you videos that show the artist that would be sent to your event drawing at least ONE complete caricature from start to finish, un-edited, no time lapse, no fast motion speeding up of footage, no distracting music or other effects and drawn entirely at an actual event and not in a studio.

We have had video up online since 1998 when it was super expensive and difficult to do. [See related article on our ABOUT page.] Today everybody has an iPhone and there are hundreds of videos of artists drawing (what THEY call) caricatures online. Almost all of them are
sped up or time lapse and jazzed up with lots of fast cuts and music... or boring as hell mostly because they are SO SLOW, proving our point that probably 95% of those purporting to be "entertainers" should stay home and draw for their friends and family, not pretend to be "professional" caricaturists who are suitable for events.

What's more important, if you are hiring a caricaturist for an event, there's no excuse for YOU not DEMANDING to see video, and no excuse for you not demanding the kind of UN-EDITED video we offer that will really show you what you need to see.

RECOMMENDED
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This video shows Pete drawing two elegant, right-on-target 90-second cartoon caricatures. He drew it and 101 other people in four hours at Iowa State University in 2016. ISU is one of our regular clients who has hired us back for years and we are so popular there we get a huge line before we even arrive. This short video gives a good idea of how we work at larger events where we need to keep the lines moving quickly so the maximum number of folks can be drawn. We have found that "faster=better" as a general rule, because cartoons are SUPPOSED to be SIMPLE. But simpler is NOT easier! Very few artists can do it well, especially those with traditional "straight art" points of view, approaches and methods of drawing.

https://vimeo.com/198441703
"FASTEST Drawer in the Midwest - Caricaturist Pete Wagner


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"Simplicity! Simplicity! Simplicity!"
-Joseph Pulitzer
Pete drew the above caricature in FIFTY SECONDS. That's 50 seconds. And she wasn't even sitting for it, he did it from the side when she was not expecting it! She loved it!
"Less is more."
- Mies Van der Rohe
Watch our videos!

Photos are helpful, and we have a zillion of them up at our FACEBOOK PAGE for you to see. But nothing shows you better how well a caricature artist can perform out in the field in an actual event setting than VIDEOS like ours--except being there in person.

Cartoon Caricature Artists for hire! We draw "FUNNY! NOT UGLY!!!" caricatures at events, such as festivals, fairs, trade shows, parties, receptions, schools, art shows, and many others.

HIRE US!!! We would love to come draw for you!
Still not convinced that SPEED matters when hiring a caricaturist for an EVENT??
ASK YOUR KIDS WHAT THEY THINK.

"We Draw So Fast, 2-Year-Olds Don't Have a Chance to Say "NO!"
ALWAYS DEMAND UN-EDITED VIDEO.
" S h o w   M e   T h e   F U N N Y . "


Here is a bonus video NOT meant for evaluating performance capabilities at events. It's the only one linked to from this page that doesn't show us drawing at an event and/or show people reacting to our drawings and performance. This one is just a comedy short called "
3 QUESTIONS THEY ALWAYS ASK CARICATURE ARTISTS"