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Caricatures by MC Sturman

Caricatures by MC Sturman

Pittsburgh, PA

31 years in service

1 employee

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About Caricatures by MC Sturman

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Caricatures by MC Sturman offers fun entertainment and lasting keeps.

M.C. is a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, where she studied caricature under John Johns. A professional caricaturist since 1984, M.C. specializes in quick-draw caricatures (2-3 minutes per face). She is available for parties, festivals, trade shows, weddings, conventions, corporate functions, special events, etc.

In addition to the Pittsburgh area, she has performed the art of caricature in Las Vegas, Tucson, the Northwest USA, Harrisburg, and Cleveland, as well as in many other locations, and she will consider traveling to major events in other areas as well. M.C. provides both delightful entertainment as well as lasting keepsakes of your special event.

Caricatures by MC Sturman is ideal for all ages!


P O Box 79009
Pittsburgh, PA 15216


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  • 5/5 stars Caricaturing Verified Review

    Marie was such a hit at our homecoming. We will have her back on campus.

  • 5/5 stars

    I wanted to send a quick note to say thank you for being a part of our wedding celebration! Our guests loved seeing you all there - it was a great surprise for them and hopefully an awesome keepsake. I hope all of the guests were friendly and respectful towards each of you! I would recommend your services again!

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Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. Delightful, fun entertainment! Lasting keepsakes of your special day! Quick draw black/white, head/shoulders caricatures drawings!

Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.

A. Weddings!
Birthday Parties!
Holiday parties!
Corporate Open House!
Trade Shows! Draw guests to your booth!

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. How experienced is the artist? Does the artist provide the supplies? Are they insured?

M C has been drawing caricatures professionally since 1984....

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. My caricatures provide both fun entertainment for your guest to watch as well as lasting keepsakes of your special event

Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?

A. How much experience, are you insured and licensed, how fast can you draw?

Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?

A. Experience, speed, insured/licensed

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. Faster, insures, licensed, more experienced..continuing to grow through organizations like the International Caricaturist's Association with it's conventions. I network take workshops and seminars with world renown artists.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. Meeting people and making them smile.

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. How long have you been drawing professionally?

Since 1984

How fast do you draw?

It takes me approximately 2 - 3 minutes per person to draw a caricature (blsck/white, head/shoulders)

Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?

A. I have study under the late great John Johns. I am always continuing to grow through organizations like the International Society of Caricature Artists, where I have attended seminars with international great caricature artists like Tom Richmond and other MAD Magazine artist, etc...

Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?

A. Went to art school and was lucky to have workshops by the late great John Johns

Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?

A. I attend International Society of Caricature Association conventions where I attend seminars, workshops and network with caricature artist from all over the globe.

Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.

A. Distance makes the pricing difference

Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?

A. Takes a lot of hard work, there is always more to learn. Too many of my local peers are stuck in not growing

Q. What is your greatest strength?

A. Speed, experience, professionalism

Q. What are you currently working on improving?

A. Always open to learning more

Q. Write your own question and answer it.

A. What type of events do have experience working at?
I have live at all types of events,:
Festivals, weddings, trade shows, retirement community events, Bar Mitzvahs, proms, corporate functions, anniversaries, holiday functions,, birthday parties, community events, open houses, office parties, grand openings, university functions, all types of private, public and corporate events

Q. Write your own question and answer it.

A. What areas do you and have you worked in?
Pittsburgh, Erie,PA, Harrisburg PA, Johnstown PA, State College PA, Altoona PA, Cleveland, Tuscon AZ, Spokane WA, Las Vegas NV

I am willing to travel to most metropolitan areas (travel charges may apply)

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