Kartoon Caricatures by Dian and Pete Wagner | MinneapolisMn | About

Looking to hire a caricature artist or artists for your upcoming festival, party, trade show, school carnival or other event? Great idea! IF you get the right artist or artists for the job. 

We are Dian and Pete Wagner and we draw Kartoon Caricatures at events. What sets us apart from the many who have come into this field in recent years is that we are genuine, true, authentic, real, bona fide CARTOONISTS. We were born with an unusual talent for SEEing and DRAWing in a naturally FUNNY way. Cartooning is a whole different thing from “straight” visual art, and infinitely better suited to caricaturing. Caricaturing is closely related to cartooning and not even a distant cousin to “serious” portraiture or illustration. 

The Fastest Caricaturist for Hire in Minneapolis, Minnesota-90 Seconds Per Face! Proven on Video! 

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune dubbed us the “Fastest Drawers in the Midwest!" That is an understatement. Where others typically are lucky if they can manage to draw ten of your guests per hour per artist, we easily draw at least twice as many. Part of the reason for this is we draw authentic CARTOONS, not slightly jazzed-up realistic portraits or illustrations as they most often do. 


As for our lightning-fast SPEED, we offer VIDEOS to prove it! We attract long lines but we blaze right through them, treating each and every guest to a great cartoon that is uniquely THEM, making it fun for everyone being drawn and everyone watching us perform. We keep the lines moving quickly with few artists needed. And we INTERACT with both the folks we are drawing and those in line watching us perform to make it fun for everyone. 

Your guests will be astonished by our speed and professionalism. Creating a truly entertaining “killer" comic caricature in as little as 90 seconds is a feat that sets us apart from the many straight-laced illustrators and realistic portrait artists who have been crowding into the field of event caricaturing in recent years! While some caricatures might take a little longer, we can complete each person’s cartoon caricature within three and a quarter minutes, tops. 

We defy anyone else to equal these times and still capture the essence of each guest so accurately and generate the level of entertainment that we consistently do. INSIST ON VIDEO proof if you are looking at candidates to hire. Be sure they are showing you what they can actually do AT AN EVENT, not in their studio or at a retail caricature concession stand where they can take all the time in the world to work and rework and draw a very finished piece. Can they really do nearly as many as they claim? Are they really consistently good at capturing a likeness and personality? Is it fun to watch them draw or will it be as boring as watching paint dry? With us, not only will the lucky recipient of each caricature be wowed, but every guest will enjoy watching us work our magic. 

And we bring experience, experience, experience. We were the first to innovate hiring out to do caricaturing at events over 40 years ago. And each one of our associate caricaturists--not combined, but each individual--has more than 20 years of drawing behind them. In those rare situations where you might need more than two caricaturists, we recruit only the best, fastest, funniest and most experienced colleagues to join us at your event. When you get Kartoon Caricatures by Dian and Pete Wagner and company, you're getting nothing but the best. 


We'll draw the young and old, brides and businessmen, students and professionals--you bring 'em, we'll immortalize 'em. Every guest who wants one is left with a unique memento reminding them for years to come how much fun they had at your event. And even those who have only seen caricatures in the past by lesser practitioners that turned them off to the idea of getting one done find themselves wanting one once they see the way we draw! Why settle for less? When you care to have the very best, hire Kartoon Caricatures by Dian and Pete Wagner. 

Let's face it, people love to be entertained. You can have a party, a company picnic or a convention, or you can have a party, a company picnic or a convention with Kartoon Caricatures by Dian and Pete Wagner. 

We bring an interactive and unique brand of fun to your events. Our abilities are proven and we have rightfully been dubbed the "Fastest Drawers in the Midwest" -- with a video to prove it! We attract long lines but we blaze right through them, treating each and every guest to a great cartoon that is uniquely THEM, making it fun for everyone being drawn and everyone watching us perform. Lines will move quickly with few artists needed. Whether you have 30 guests or 300 guests, our incomparable speed maximizes the possibility that everyone who wishes to participate will have the opportunity to do so. 

And we're positive your guests will be fascinated with our speed and professionalism. Creating a truly entertaining “killer" comic caricature in as little as 90 seconds is a feat that sets us apart from the many straight-laced illustrators and realistic portrait artists who have been crowding into the field of event caricaturing in recent years! While some caricatures might take a little longer, we can generally have a complete cartoon caricature within four minutes, tops. 

We truly believe no one else in the local area can equal these times and still produce the level of entertainment that we provide. Not only will the lucky recipient of each caricature we do be wowed, but we are confident that every guest will enjoy watching us work our magic. We truly are fun for all! 

And we bring experience, experience, experience. Each one of our lead artists--not combined, but each individual artist--has more than 30 years of drawing behind them. When you get Kartoon Caricatures by Dian and Pete Wagner, you're getting nothing but the best. 

We'll draw the young and old, brides and businessmen, students and professionals--you bring 'em, we'll sketch 'em. Every guest who wants one is left with a unique memento of your event. And even those who have only seen caricatures they disliked in the past by lesser practitioners find themselves wanting one once they see the way we draw! Why settle for less? When you care to have the very best, hire Kartoon Caricatures by Dian and Pete Wagner. 
  For a bio of Pete Wagner click here: 
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