What famous people have
Well a few of them are so famous we are supposed
to be sworn to secrecy! But between us we have
drawn, at parties (not from photos);
Hugh Grant, Chris Evans, Sue Lawley (showing my
age now!), David Furnish, Lorraine Chase, Jim Davidson,
Jeremy Clarkson, The Marquis of Bath (apparently
it is hung alongside the rest of the great portraits
at Longleat!), Tony Blair, Willy Rushton, Gerald
Scarf, Rolf Harris, Phil Tuffnell, The Hamiltons,
The cheeky Girls (we really mix in high places!),
JK Rowling and her daughter, Harry Potter’s
ginger friend and Hermoine, Anton Mossimon, Marco
Pierre White, “Baby Bird” (a 90’s
EMI one hit wonder with ‘You are gorgeous.’)
Most of the Jordanian Royal family, Kaddy LeePreston
(weather girl) oh, and Her Majesty The Queen! (i’m
sure there are more but those are the ones I can
remember while I write this.)
Caricatures which have been commissioned for famous
people include: 2 ceramic plates for Joan Collins,
a plate for Jon Madejski, a Group cartoon of the
crew (inc Johnny Depp) for Sweeny Todd, a thankyou
card for Peter O’Toole, Kian from Westlife
and his girlfriend.
How many people can you draw in
This depends on how the event pans out. Usually,
if we can draw without interruptions such as speeches
or award giving, then we say approx 15 people per
hour, each. This is a ball park figure and really
does depend on what else is going on. If people
are queuing up for their caricature we can get
a few more done, but when we are walking around
tables it can be slightly slower. We try to get
as accurate and comical picture drawn so we don’t
like to jeapordise quality for quantity although
we like to pride ourselves as two of the fastest
on the circuit.
How far do we travel?
Anywhere! We have been across the globe caricaturing
as far flung places as Dubai, Jordon, Antigua,
New York, San Francisco, all over Europe, The Channel
Islands...even Birmingham, Harrogate, Carlisle
and Edinburgh to name a few. Generally we are based
in London but we are more than happy to go anywhere.
Do you mind Dressing Up?
No we don’t mind. A quick glance at the
web site should prove we love dressing up. I was
a bit taken aback one time however, when working
at the film premiere for Superbad, they showed
me my outfit. It was nothing more than a dark blue
leotard with police badge accessories and a police
cap. Luckily I only had to hold my stomach in for
Do you make many friends?
Well, I usually say for about 3 minutes people
Do you see everyone in caricature?
Yes, that’s why we had to marry each other.
Every partner we had, we went off as soon as we
drew them. (Or maybe they went off us...)
Has anyone got really offended?
In general we try to make the caricatures as entertaining
as possible. We’re not out to upset anyone,
just make their friends laugh at their expense.
It’s not our fault people have funny faces!