Hire Mike Giblin, the incredibly skilled caricaturist and character designer behind ITV's 'Newzoids', to entertain guests at your wedding, private party, or corporate event! Primarily servicing Newcastle upon Tyne and Northumberland (but willing to travel further), Mike has over 20 years professional experience, during which time he has drawn tens of thousands of guests at weddings and events all over the UK. Guests will love watching as their friends, loved ones and colleagues' features are expertly exaggerated by this award-winning, friendly and approachable artist. A fascinated crowd and big laughs are guaranteed!
Don't have any events coming up? Not a problem. Mike offers a range of digital and hand-drawn commission options, all created 100% remotely using reference photos emailed by you, and featuring his trademark incredible likenesses!
Services From Mike Giblin Illustration
Live Caricature Entertainment
Wedding Invitation Illustration
'Live' Style Studio Caricatures
How long is the act?
2 hour performance minimum.
What is included in the wedding package?
All caricatures drawn within allotted time: approximately 12 guests per hour in black & white, or 8-10 guests per hour in colour. (Colour option available for easel caricatures ONLY.) Free travel within 30 miles of Westerhope, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Q. We are concerned about offending our guests. Is this a possibility?
Not at all. My style has strong ties to cartooning and character design, and there is more focus on simplification and capturing personality than on unflattering elements. Nevertheless the aim is to poke gentle fun at Mother Nature’s handiwork, and so guests should know that if they have features that are obvious (and permanent), unless I’m specifically asked otherwise they’re probably going to turn up in the drawing!
Q. Can groups be drawn together?
Group caricatures can get tiresome for the audience, as the focus becomes less about likeness and exaggeration, and more a time-consuming exercise in trying to fit everyone on the same page! It is essential to keep things fast-moving and fun, for this reason there is a TWO PERSON MAXIMUM per drawing.
Q. Can we extend the session on the day?
Provided I have no further bookings or commitments immediately afterwards and it is convenient to do so, then yes - I will be happy to extend the session on the day at an additional £80.00 per hour. This is payable in cash at the beginning of the agreed extension. Please note that I cannot guarantee my availability beyond pre-agreed timings, so if schedule and budget allow I would always recommend booking me for longer upfront.
Live Caricatures, traditionally performed with paper and marker pens, the old-school way! On average 12 guests per hour drawn in black & white, or 8-10 in colour. Artist can perform fixed easel caricatures (recommended), or roaming hand-held caricatures for drinks receptions. (Colour artwork only available with easel option.)
Digital and hand-drawn caricature commission options are also available.