Mike Giblin

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
From: £325.00
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Price from: £325.00

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 on occasion), 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.

You will find many caricaturists offering a wide range of options and styles when it comes to performing live, to the point where it becomes downright baffling. Mike prefers simplicity, and when he draws live he only has one option, and it's old-school: it’s just him, an easel, a black marker pen, and an endless stream of guests. The watching crowd hang on every pen stroke 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!

A fixed easel setup means 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!

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Mike Giblin

*NEW* 'Live' Style Caricatures!

For many years now I have offered 'Live' Style Caricatures, a studio variation on the five minute drawings I perform at weddings and events. Clients email me photographs, and I draw a simple head & shoulders caricature which is then mailed to them. In these uncertain times where it's looking like we're all going to be confined to our homes a lot more, it's more important than ever for me to offer something fresh and different, whilst still finding a way to deliver what I do best to my loyal customers. That's why, for the first time ever, I am going to undertake live caricatures 100% remotely, and draw YOU while we talk and chat LIVE via Skype! The process will take around 10-15 minutes, and the resulting original artwork will be signed by yours truly and shipped to you via First Class Royal Mail.
From: £25 per event
Mike Giblin

Live Party and Corporate Entertainment

What better way to make your party, special occasion, or corporate event extra memorable and fun than by having one of the UK’s most acclaimed caricaturists create hilarious drawings for you and your guests? Working from my signature easel, clients and guests regularly tell me how magical it is to see a blank sheet of paper explode into life with the hilarious, perfectly exaggerated likenesses that have won me major awards with the International Society of Caricature Artists. All in five minutes (or less) per person! This unique atmosphere is a fantastic icebreaker, and really brings guests together in laughter and conversation. It is also a guaranteed crowd puller for any promotional or corporate stand. Sheets can even be pre-printed with a company logo or message, for that extra promotional punch! Packages begin at 2 hours all-inclusive. I average 12 guests per hour, two person maximum per A3 sheet.
From: £295 per event
Mike Giblin

Live Wedding Entertainment

Congratulations on your engagement! What better way to make your special day extra memorable and fun than by having one of the UK’s most acclaimed caricaturists create hilarious drawings for you and your guests? There are many wedding artists out there, but not many with such a razor-sharp eye for caricatured likeness. Clients and guests regularly tell me how magical it is to see a blank sheet of paper explode into life with hilarious, perfectly exaggerated likenesses of their friends, loved ones and colleagues, all in five minutes (or less) per person. Working from my signature easel makes for a uniquely funny, fascinating show, and I am regularly surrounded by guests laughing and chatting whilst they're watching art being created. This unique atmosphere is a fantastic icebreaker, and really brings everyone together in the spirit of happiness and celebration. Packages begin at 2 hours all-inclusive. I average 12 guests per hour. Couples may be drawn together on request.
From: £295 per event
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FAQ
  • How long is the act?
    2 hour performance minimum.
  • What is included in the wedding package?
    All caricatures drawn within allotted time. Complimentary protector sleeve for each drawing. Free travel within 25 miles of Westerhope, Newcastle upon Tyne, then 50p per round-trip mile.
  • 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 £100.00 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.


Set List/Services

Live Caricatures, traditionally performed. (i.e. paper and permanent markers, the old-school way!) On average 12 guests per hour drawn, black & white only. Complimentary protector sleeve with each caricature.

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