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Wedding Caricatures!

By Sarah Worsham | April 16, 2014 |
Of all the caricature events that we are hired to draw for, wedding receptions are the fastest growing venue for the past 3 years. We’ve drawn at over 100 wedding receptions in that time. We’ve drawn caricatures at 40 weddings in 2014 alone. Amazing! For every bride that calls us to book us saying that they’ve seen caricatures at someone else’s wedding, we still meet people at bridal shows who have never even heard of this idea. It’s a great fit, actually. Guests love to hang out nearby and watch as we draw their friends and relatives. Everyone gets a good laugh and many go home with a memorable keepsake from the wedding that they will always have. As a policy we always allow the bride and groom to cut in line whenever they want their caricature. It’s a courtesy we offer them so that they can get back to their guests as quickly as possible. The rest enjoy watching the artist’s drawings take shape while they wait for their turn. Here’s a tip; make sure to have the location supply plenty of chairs for your guests to sit, wait and watch. It makes it a far more enjoyable experience like a piano bar instead of waiting in a cue like the DMV!
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Adam Carolla Caricature

By Robert Bauer | January 31, 2013 |

Recently, Adam Carolla was in town performing at the Royal Oak Music Theater and I was fortunate enough to have him autograph and pose with me for the camera. This one is going up in my office while an exact frame copy went home with Adam. Hope he liked it. Mahalo, Aceman!

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007 Premier at eMagine Theater

By Robert Bauer | November 23, 2012 |

Sony Electronics recently held an invitation-only movie premier for its clients at eMagine Entertainment-Royal Oak for the premier of the latest James Bond, 007 Movie, Skyfall and Goofy Faces was there entertaining guests with movie-themed caricatures prior to the movie! Guests got to choose from 2 different pre-printed movie-themed templates for their personalized caricature. 6 different artists kept busy entertaining and drawing guests for 2 hours at the theater. Many guests got more than one!IMG_2914 IMG_2952 IMG_2011 IMG_2963 IMG_2982

Goofy Faces at the DNC for CNN!

By Robert Bauer | September 28, 2012 |

Watch our artists highlights from the CNN Grill during the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC September 3rd-6th. CNN hired 2 artists from Goofy Faces to draw their staff along with guests at the grill during the convention. This video features samples from Glenn Ferguson and Tom Richmond!

Goofy Faces at the RNC for CNN!

By Robert Bauer | August 31, 2012 |

While Republicans were gathering to nominate Mitt Romney as their presidential candidate, artists from Goofy Faces were busy drawing caricatures inside the CNN Grill at the Republican National Convention for 4 straight days! Lead artist, Glenn Ferguson, even arrived a day early to help prepare for this event while the convention was delayed because of Hurricane Isaac. CNN reporters, celebrities, politicians and other attending VIPs were enshrined on the back wall of the grill with their full color caricature which were drawn while they watched. Many news outlets, dropped by to watch and report on the action. Now that the RNC has ended, it’s on to the Democratic National Convention taking place in Charlotte, NC next week!

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Live Digital Caricatures

By Sarah Worsham | August 22, 2012 |
Ricoh, USA hired Goofy Faces to provided live color digital caricatures which we call eSketches™ at a 2-day trade show in Seattle. Digital artist, Nolan, delighted guests for 2 straight days with caricatures he drew on his iPad and printed them out for guests on a Ricoh printer. Attendees were also able to watch each drawing take shape on a large screen near the artist as he drew each guest. eSketches™ are a great value for trade shows and are available nationwide!
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Speaking on Art of Caricature at TTI/Vanguard: NextGens Technology Conference

By Robert Bauer | December 20, 2011 |

This year I was offered an amazing opportunity to speak at the TTI/Vanguard: NextGens TechnologiesConference in Miami, Florida at the Marriott Marquis Hotel. TTI/Vanguard is a unique forum for senior-level executives that links strategic technology planning to business success. Their conferences are about discovering technological possibilities for the 21st century. Five times annually, corporate and government leaders, entrepreneurs, researchers, and academicians come together to envision the future’s future technologically. In highly interactive sessions, led by a world-class Advisory Board—John Perry BarlowMaria BezaitisGordon BellPeter CochraneDeborah EstrinEric HaseltineMichael HawleyAlan KayLeonard KleinrockDouglas LenatRobert LuckyNicholas Negroponte, and David Reed—and today’s most influential thought leaders, debate is stimulated, and breakthrough ideas flourish.

Being around such innovative individuals was intimidating, to say the least. Having to give a presentation on the art of caricature to a group like this was even more nerve-racking. However, the presentation went off without a hitch and many attendees complimented me on my performance. In addition to speaking and networking, I also drew at one of their events on the last evening of the conference. Guests lined up to be drawn by one of the speakers which was a unique opportunity for them as well as myself!

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Hardcore Pawn Caricature

By Robert Bauer | September 26, 2011 |

Les and Seth Gold from Hardcore Pawn admire their caricature by artist Glenn Ferguson.

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What Caricatures Can Teach Us About Facial Recognition

By Robert Bauer | July 17, 2011 |

Check this awesome article in WIRED Magazine about facial recognition and how caricature artists have it all figured out, written by Ben Austen. You can also download it as a PDF.What Caricatures Can Teach Us About Facial Recognition | Magazin

m&m Caricatures for Mars Chocolate at NAMA

By Robert Bauer | May 5, 2011 |

Once again Goofy Faces was on-hand at the National Automatic Merchandising Association’s annual trade show held at McCormick Place in downtown Chicago drawing m&m caricatures for Mars Chocolate, North America. For 2 consecutive days, both artists kept busy drawing m&m caricatures of attendees from all over the world. Goofy Faces even got a chance to have some fun while  Messin’ with Sasquatch!

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California Dreamin’ – Two Reasons Los Angeles is the Place for Family Fun

California Dreamin’ – Two Reasons Los Angeles is the Place for Family Fun

Finding the Fun with Caricature Artists and Face Painting in the City of Angels Will your holiday travels take you to sunny Los Angeles? If so, you'll find many fun,...
Four Tips For Hiring a Caricature Artist or Face Painter for Your Holiday Party

Four Tips For Hiring a Caricature Artist or Face Painter for Your Holiday Party

Make the Most of Hiring a Caricature Artist or Face Painter for Your Holiday Party Fun!”  “Entertaining!”  “Such a great time!”  That’s what your guests will say about your fabulous...
The Case for Caricatures at Your Next Corporate Event

The Case for Caricatures at Your Next Corporate Event

Caricature artists are a great form of entertainment at a wedding, anniversary, family reunion or birthday party. But caricature art isn’t just for social parties. There’s real ROI (Return on...
Check Out these “Can’t Miss” Tampa Florida Family Fun Vacation Favorites!

Check Out these “Can’t Miss” Tampa Florida Family Fun Vacation Favorites!

Goofy Faces Means Family Fun in the Sun! If you’re planning a vacation to Florida for winter break this year, put Tampa at the top of your list for unique...
5 Tips for Planning Your Company Holiday Party

5 Tips for Planning Your Company Holiday Party

A company holiday party is a great way to celebrate successes and promote company loyalty. Of companies surveyed, credit.com says that 73% plan some sort of holiday party.  Here are...
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What do you think about when someone says "coaster?" The ever-present drink coaster as we know them today has been around nearly 140 years! A Brief History In 1880 Friedrich...
Why Have eSketches™ at Your Trade Show

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A Family Caricature Makes Memories Last

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The Facts About Face Painting   Face painting only became popular at children’s parties, theme parks and events in the 1980s, though for centuries, human beings have painted their faces...