Jonathan is an award-winning caricaturist. For 14 years he has illustrated the Radio Times, newspapers including The Times, book covers, and advertising campaigns on TV and in print. At the start of 2014 his work was exhibited at the Cartoon Museum in London.
You should book Jonathan if you're looking for quality work. He is a widely published professional. Each drawing is an individual study and no two drawings are ever the same; even for twins! Compare the likenesses for yourself.
Jonathan is a professional cartoonist. He has worked full-time for magazines, newspapers and advertising for the past 14 years. Clients include the Radio Times, The Times, The Independent, The Spectator, New Statesman and many more. In 2014 an advertising campaign featuring his work appeared in The New Yorker.
Alongside his publishing work, he now offers quality live caricature.
His caricatures have won a number of design and cartoon awards, including 'Young Cartoonist of the Year' at aged 17! His work has been widely exhibited, including at the National Portrait Gallery and Cartoon Museum. Prince Charles described his work as being 'remarkable. Well known faces who’ve bought his paintings of themselves include Brian May, Sir Michael Parkinson, Heston Blumenthal, David Dickinson, Ben Miller and Raymond Blanc. Why not add yourself to that list?
If you book Jonathan you get quality work from a regularly published cartoonist.
Please read the FAQ section for information about booking.
Stassi Stavreva, Other Event, Hereford and Worcester
Jonathan was amazing! Everyone loved him and he was so generous to us. We will definitely recommend him to my friends and we will use him myself again for another event. Thanks a lot for your recommendation. Stassi & Ben
Kul Bwail (Chairman - Redditch Round Table), Charity Event, Worcestershire
The guests at our annual charity dinner were extremely pleased and happy with the drawings produced by Jonathan. He was professional and polite during the entire evening and was busy all night.
Andy Didcott, Birthday Party Event, Worcestershire
Jonathan, was outstanding. He called before the event to understand more about the event and any special requests and preparation that he could do prior. He arrived on time, stayed longer than the agreed time and did an outstanding job. Everyone at the Birthday party was delighted and we all had memories of the evening to take home. Jonathan's caricatures were detailed, accurate and captured the individuality of the people drawn. Highly recommended.
Ann Wynne, Birthday Party Event, Worcestershire
Absolutely marvellous. Helped to make the 21st birthday party a success. Please convey my thanks to Jonathan.
Anne Burt, Wedding Event, Rutland
Andrew and Elle’s Wedding Braunston Village, Near Oakham, Rutland - We all would like to say a very big thank you to Jonathan the Caricaturist for attending the wedding reception of our son and new daughter in law, to entertain us. Jonathan made our guests feel relaxed with his polite and friendly manner. His work was professional and everyone was pleased and amused having their superb caricature portrait to take home and remember the occasion. He went out of his way to ensure all requests were completed. The booking and administration of the event was extremely efficient and smooth. I would highly recommend Jonathan and would not hesitate to ask him again. Thank you.
Louise Lefley, Birthday Party Event, Lincolnshire
I would like to take this opportunity in sending my sincere thanks to Jonathan The Caricaturist for my 40th party on 1st September 2012. This was definitely money well worth spent and helped make a fantastic party and even more brilliant party. So many of my friends and family thought it was such a fantastic idea and was something for them to take away with them from the night. He created so many moments of laughter for all those people who had their drawing done and created such a "buzz and atmosphere" on the night. Jonathan was extremely professional and very punctual and went out of his way especially to ensure all requests and requirements were met so thank you very very much. I would most definitely use this service again and in particular Jonathan. Thank you once again, I am sincerely grateful. Kind Regards, Louise
Aimee Thompson, Wedding Event, Nottinghamshire
Would just like to thank Jonathan for attending our wedding and making our guests feel comfortable, everyone was amazed by this and he did a great job! He was very polite and patient with both the adults and children. Booking was easy, and I will definately recommend your services to anyone that asks :) Thanks again, Aimee xx
Annette O\' Connor, Wedding Event, Lancashire
Jonathan is so friendly and the level of his work is outstanding. Our guests were blown away, some were asking how to book for their own wedding!
Lucy and Adrian, Wedding, Shropshire
What a fantastic thing to walk away with at the end of our wedding day. It is so nice to have a high quality, yet fun drawing on our wall which really captures our mood. Jonathan picked out the small details and our guests were highly entertained watching the drawing unfold. We would highly recommend Jonathan if you want to have something different and unique at your wedding to wow your guests.
Debbie and Keith, Wigan
Many, many thanks for your amazing great work on our wedding day. Our guests have raved about you and your talent. They were delighted with their caricatures. We are so glad we booked you, you were the highlight of the evening reception without a doubt!
As well as at weddings, Jonathan has also drawn live caricatures at salon openings, summer parties, fancy dress birthday parties, and trade fairs.
In 2012 he drew at an event attended by The Queen and Prince Philip, though they didn't sit for him!
He particularly enjoys drawing at weddings.
- Jonathan the Caricaturist works seated at an easel.
- You are strongly advised that he proves popular with guests and to book three hours.
- Drawings are A4 and in ink, with an A3 drawing of the Bride and Groom or the event's VIP.
- Each drawing is a genuinely unique study of the individual guest.
- He needs to see who he's drawing, so lighting is essential. If you're considering drawing in the same room as a disco please arrange a standard lamp from the venue for him to use, in order to maintain the disco vibe and let Granny boogie.
- He takes short breaks during particularly busy times, though this does not affect working time.
- Please note that any working time beyond the original booking will increase the expected fee. Three hours is the recommended minimum.
- It is recommended to book three hours because drawings prove very popular.
- Please note that any working time beyond the original booking will increase the expected fee.
Please Note: The fees indicated below are approximate and based on a central location for each county. They are intended to provide a rough guide only and exact quotes can only be given once the date and exact location of your event have been provided.