I draw fast and amazingly accurate caricatures, cartoons, and portraits of people at live events.
I've been a professional caricaturist since 1983.
I was so lucky to secure a spot on Guy’s calendar. And I cannot say enough about what a hit he was with our 70 guests for a 60th birthday party on Lake Lanier. He arrived early for set-up and suggested templates for the theme with colorful creative pirate hats. Guy’s professional communication for planning exceeded all expectations. The guests had so much fun with him and raved about his warm, welcoming and humorous personality. All ages loved him. Thank you, Guy, for making this surprise dinner party a success!
The Toon Guy was amazing! He had a line the entire time- everyone truly enjoyed him and was thrilled with his work! Thank you so much!
Response from The Toon Guy:
THANK YOU, Elizabeth!
I had a GREAT time, and I really appreciate your VERY kind feedback. The guests at the event were all polite, friendly, and "into" having their picture drawn.
Thanks again for booking me!
The feedback I received was mostly positive. Thank you for adding to our event.
Guy came out to our summer camp. He spoke to the kids and answered their questions, drew caracitures. They enjoyed him.
He was on time, helpful and courteous. He was also patient, efficient and produced the most beautiful pictures. Would recommend him to anyone. We love him and can't wait to book him again.
I had never even considered having a caricature artist at a party until my friend suggested and it was the best idea ever. Guy was the hit of the party - his work was amazing and the kids loved having a really professional, cool momento to take home that they will keep forever. He did 70+ portraits in 3 hours and they were all amazing! He was a machine and never complained, was so kind and patient with the kids. Everyone agreed it was their favorite part of the carnival and we've been doing this for 6 years! Will never have another party without The Toon Guy!
Response from The Toon Guy:
Best Review Ever! I had a BLAST drawing at your family's Halloween party, and was really, REALLY made to feel welcome. All the guests were excited about being caricatured, and I had a steady flow of eager, happy, and VERY POLITE young people to draw. I can't thank you enough for your kind words, all her help, and your planning that put everything I needed at my fingertips.
Guy did a great job being the artist at my wedding reception. My portrait was fantastic.
Did an amazing job at our festival, very friendly and energetic. He did over 50 caricatures and pleased our attendees. Will use him again!!! For sure!!
Response from The Toon Guy:
THANKS! I had a BLAST working this event. Everything was extremely well-organized and ran super-smooth. The attendees and other vendors were VERY friendly and outgoing. I was impressed for sure!
The toon guy showed up 30 min before the party started for set up. He is very professional and does great work!! My son was surprised and happy. We had a great time. Thanks Toon Guy!!!!
Price Range: $100-$150/hr, two hour minimum
Phone Number: Call
What to Expect
I have over 20 years of pro experience drawing caricatures in all types of situations. I have an easel, and provide all art supplies.
Very skilled in performing at parties, drawing all ages: I am fun and personable, but dress and behave appropriately at all times.
My sense of humor is GREAT, and I get party guests really involved and having fun while I draw.
I'd be happy to talk to you further, as well as furnish additional samples of different styles/formats of my work.
Also known as "The Toon Guy", Guy Staats is an Atlanta based cartoonist/caricaturist/illustrator. He earned his degree in Commercial Art at The University of Akron(Ohio) in 1983, and broke into professional caricature later that same year. Guy first spent several seasons at the Cedar Point theme park in Sandusky, Ohio. A move to Georgia followed in 1985, where Guy trained and supervised other artists at Six Flags Over Georgia, before launching his own business.
Guy is FAST, hilariously accurate, and can draw in a variety of styles and types of caricature depending on your needs. His caricatures capture the personality and look of the subject perfectly.
Equally at home at parties , festivals, or at business events, his corporate clients over the years have included Coldwell Banker, Minolta, iHealth Technologies, Carter's/Oshkosh B'Gosh, Hardee's, and Edward Jones Investments. In addition to performing indoors, Guy owns a 10' by 10' portable gazebo, comfortable exterior chairs and can work any outdoor event.
Warm, entertaining, and humorous, The Toon Guy exhibits a unique ability to connect to an audience and the people he draws. As the father of a developmentally delayed child, he often performs volunteer caricature/portrait sessions for those with learning disabilities.
Guy lives in a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia with his wife, Serena, and their two daughters.
Past Booked Events
|November 04, 2018 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Birthday Party|
|August 04, 2018 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|June 23, 2018 • 12:00pm - 4:00pm||Corporate Event|
|May 04, 2018 • 8:00am - 1:00pm||Cultural Event|
|December 14, 2017 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 07, 2017 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|July 21, 2017 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm||Corporate Event|
|June 09, 2017 • 1:30pm - 3:30pm||School Assembly|
|June 03, 2017 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|October 22, 2016 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|July 08, 2016||Wedding Reception|
|May 09, 2015||Fair/Festival|
|March 07, 2015||Birthday Party|
I like to show up 1/2 to 1 hour early to set up and prep my work area and art supplies/
|Guy Staats||Caricature artist/Owner|
Influences & Inspiration
"MAD" magazine, comics, and classic animation.
2 straight-backed or folding chairs, good lighting or close electrical outlet.