Traditional and Live Digital Caricatures!
Caricatures as entertainment at your next corporate or private party or event in the DC, VA and MD areas. Fast and hilarious caricatures with an accurate likeness!
A graduate of The Art Institute of Ft Lauderdale, Mikey J has been a professional caricature artist for over 40 years, beginning his career at Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida.
Traditional paper caricatures are drawn in b&w, take 3-4 minutes & put in a protective sleeve.
Live Digital Caricatures are head shots in color and seen on a 42” monitor, drawn on an iPad Pro and printed on 4”x 6” paper. Online links to the digital copies are also provided. Each caricature takes 5-8 minutes.
Mikey was the best part of our party! He captured people so well and everyone loved it, so very entertaining! As he did them we hung them along the wall so it ended up being a really cool art show as well. Everyone also greatly appreciated having a fabulous personal memento to take home. It was fun to watch and fun to see yourself and friends in Caricature! Most people will be framing theirs, I know I am!
You need Mikey J at your event!!! I hired Mikey for my sons army/camo themed 10th bday party on a Monday. Mikey is very professional, talented and I appreciated the quick and effective communication. Mikey came early to set up his working area and even had a sign that said the time he was there from. Mikey also made the caricatures army related to go along with the theme :) I am very impressed with Mikey.
Mikey is amazing! Everyone enjoyed him and our event was a success because of him. Thank you so much Mikey!
Mikey did a fantastic job for our wedding reception. He was punctual, friendly, and the guests loved him. He was so popular, we even asked him to stay another hour. You want a professional who does great drawings, please book Mikey.
Everything about this engagement was excellent. I booked fairly last minute and it all went off perfectly. I just gave him the address and he was on time and setup with no hassles.
Everyone loved the drawings and he was excellent at chatting with the guests and made everyone feel comfortable.
Excellent experience, totally recommend and would book again.
He wasn't backed up but kept a smile on his face and engaged well with people. He was wonderful!
We had a blast with Mikey J and thoroughly enjoyed his prompt arrival, fast but thorough drawings, and great attitude! Would definitely book him again!
Hi Mikey J. Thank you very much for drawing really funny caricatures at our party. I really like mine. Everyone had a blast seeing themselves viewed from an artist’s perspective. I highly recommended Mikey J for events and parties!
Great artist! Everybody loved his work. Would definitely have him back at our next event.
Mike was pretty much the icing on our wedding cake! He did a great job keeping guests entertained at our wedding and best of all both kids and adults loved it! Thanks again Mike!
Hired Mikey J for our Girl Scout bridging ceremony. The girls loved it!!!! His pictures were amazing, he took his time to add something unique to each one (e.g. we have one girl who loves bunnies, he put on her pictures and she could not have been more excited!) He was early and what not rushing immediately at 6:00 when his time was up) I was a bit nervous I have to say, hiring someone for a kids event- 14 seven years can be hard to please! The girls were SUPER excited as soon as they saw that first picture. He got all the girls pictures done and then had plenty of time to other kids and family.
Mikey was awesome! He can really knock out quick, accurate, attractive caricatures and our guests loved them! He also allows guests to personalize them with a theme (like star wars) and is extremely accommodating! We would be happy to work with you again someday.
Mikey J was a great addition to our family holiday party. He is personable and interacted well with both adults and children. He works quickly and provides a spot-on, concise caricature that is both funny and flattering. A real talent with great feedback from our guests!
The artist was a great hit at the party. Miley was engaging and everyone really enjoyed the experience.
Response from Digital and Traditional Caricatures by Mikey J:
Thank you, Mary Ellen! I had a great time entertaining your family and friends. Mikey
Had Mikey J. at our wedding reception & he was a huge hit. I loved how he made the drawings personal and asked each guest what their hobbies were and some of their likes. The pics looked just like everyone...very personal and he was extremely professional. I would ask for him again to do another event in a heartbeat.
Response from Digital and Traditional Caricatures by Mikey J:
Thank you for such a nice review, Sabryna. I had such a great time drawing your guests. It was such a fun gathering. Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of your happy celebration. Mikey J
Mikey J was a pleasure you work with. Timely in his communication, easy to work with and our guests loved his work. He had a line waiting for him the entire event and knocked out the drawings quickly! I would highly recommend him and hope you use his services again in the future.
Great artist, worked fast!!
Miley was fantastic! He arrived early and was ready for the kids! We had quite a few kids and he made sure each child that wanted a caricature had one in hand at the end of the party. He is extremely talented and the caracatures were perhaps the best part of our party. This was a unique party favor for the kids! I would highly recommend him! He is very professional and exceptionally talented!
We had Mikey J and one of his associates at our wedding reception and everyone went home with a gift. Mikey J was great, I would recommend him to anyone and will use him again for other events.
We had hired Mikey J for providing caricature services at our daughter's first birthday party and it was super fun!! The kids definitely enjoyed it but the adults had a lot of fun getting caricatures done!! Mikey's caricatures were funny and everyone just loved it. At our request Mikey created a color caricature for the birthday girl which is a great keepsake making us cherish the memories of that special day! :)
Mikey J was awesome. Everyone loved the drawings. I'm still getting texts and emails about having Mikey J at their event. He made everyone feel welcome and he is just an all around nice guy. We will definitely used him again.
Mikey J did a caricature of me and my girlfriend, and also one of my granddaughters at a party last week. We had a ball, even standing in line was fun as we watched the artist create striking resemblances. The drawings will keep alive the memories of a great night!.
We truly enjoyed Mikey drawing caricatures of our guests and making a memorable event for kids. I strongly recommend Mikey for your events as he does a great job to keep the kids waiting to get their caricatures taken. All the kids had lots of fun looking at their caricatures.
No show to the event, confirmed the day before. Could not reach him by telephone or text the day of the party. He did email me 20-30 minutes prior to event saying something happened preventing him from showing and has offered to pay be back my deposit. Luckily I had a lot of other entertainers/entertainment for my daughters 13th bday to help maintain the parties success but we would have loved to have him there. The adults were looking forward to his skills as well. No hard feelings things happen, I am sure he is still a great caricaturists. Just recommend either a backup plan for his company or just ask for more notice if he has to cancel. The price was great that is what helped to get the 2 star rating. If he would have showed up I am sure it would have been 5.
Response from Digital and Traditional Caricatures by Mikey J:
Thank you for the review. I had a dire family emergency that I had to deal with at pretty much the last minute. Just a terrible situation all around. I feel just awful that I was not able to show and perform for this event. The first time in over 35 years of entertaining with my caricatures where I was not able to meet my commitment or find a replacement for me in time for the event. I am so happy to hear that the party was a success otherwise. Of course I will be refunding the deposit that I received.
My community did not know what to except, but when they realized your gift, they wanted more.
Hope to be able to have you at another event in the future.
My 4 year old son Alex wanted an art party theme this year. We thought it would be fun to have a caricaturist join us. Mikey was totally on board and even wore a beret in keeping with the fun. We agreed on black and white work so he could quickly capture everyone. We had about 25 people at the party and Mickey captured most everyone within 2 hours. Yes the adults all lined too and one child wanted 2 versions (with and without her crutches.) Mikey came on time and was very professional but also fun. I would recommend him without hesitation. I wanted to post up an example of his work but I cannot see how to do that on this site. I'll send it on to Mikey and see if he can post it.
Mike worked on an event we had in Washington, DC and did a fantastic job! He was prompt, friendly & people were amazed at how quickly and how wonderfully he drew them. Would recommend him for your next event!!!
Mike did a wonderful job on our corporate event & the customers were lined up to wait for him to draw them. He is super nice, easy to work with and did an amazing job! Looking forward to working with him again.
Mikey J did a wonderful job on our grand opening event. Everyone loved his drawings. He was prompt, professional, fun and great to work with! I absolutely would recommend him to everyone & look forward to working with him again.
What to Expect
I draw fast, funny and flattering caricatures as entertainment at corporate events, private events, private parties and corporate parties or picnics. Every guest who gets a caricature has a memento to take home with them from your party or event and all those watching have a fun time watching their friends, family members or acquaintances being drawn.
Mikey is available for:
• Corporate Events/Parties
• Birthday Parties
• Bridal Showers
• Graduation Parties
• Beach Parties
• Grand Openings
• Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties
• Trade Shows
• Holiday Parties
• Wedding Receptions
• Family Gatherings
• Surprise Parties
• Cruise Ships
• Bon Voyage Parties
• Baby Showers
• Welcome Home Parties
• Parties and events of ALL kinds!
A graduate of The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Mikey J has been a professional caricature artist for over 40 years. He began his career at Busch Gardens in Tampa, FL in 1975. Mikey formed The Caricature Company in 1998 in Tampa and relocated to the DC area in 2012.
Upcoming Booked Events
|December 07, 2018 • 8:30pm - 11:30pm||Christmas Party|
|December 08, 2018 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||Corporate Event|
Past Booked Events
|November 17, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Personal Occasion|
|November 03, 2018 • 12:00pm - 2:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|October 21, 2018 • 12:00pm - 2:30pm||Corporate Event|
|October 13, 2018 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm||Fundraiser|
|June 23, 2018 • 7:30pm - 9:00pm||Dinner Party|
|May 27, 2018 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm||Personal Occasion|
|April 28, 2018–April 29, 2018 • 9:00pm - 1:00am||Cocktail Party|
|February 19, 2018 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm||Corporate Event|
|January 24, 2018 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm||Corporate Event|
|December 31, 2017 • 8:30pm - 10:30pm||New Year's Party|
|December 17, 2017 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||Corporate Event|
|December 12, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Christmas Party|
|October 28, 2017 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|October 07, 2017 • 11:00am - 2:30pm||Corporate Event|
|June 06, 2017 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|June 03, 2017 • 3:00pm - 6:00pm||Festival|
|May 22, 2017 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|March 11, 2017 • 4:00pm - 8:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|December 18, 2016 • 12:00pm - 4:00pm||Corporate Event|
|December 03, 2016 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Wedding Engagement|
|November 12, 2016 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Dinner Party|
|October 24, 2016 • 6:30pm - 10:00pm||Corporate Event|
|October 16, 2016 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|October 08, 2016 • 9:00pm - 10:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|August 26, 2016 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|August 13, 2016 • 12:30pm - 2:30pm||Birthday (Child)|
|May 07, 2016 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|June 14, 2015||Wedding Reception|
|May 30, 2015||Birthday (Child)|
|February 28, 2015||Birthday Party|
|January 10, 2015||Private Party|
|May 31, 2014||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|March 30, 2014||Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party|
|February 22, 2014||Church Service|
|September 15, 2013||Corporate Event|
|September 15, 2013||Birthday Party|
|August 31, 2013||Birthday Party|
|August 17, 2013||Other|
|August 10, 2013||Wedding Reception|
|Mikey J||Owner and artist|
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