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40th Birthday Party
Jason & Catherine
Rob the caricaturist provides a service that can last forever, with caricatures that the guests can take home, frame and keep. He is located in London and has been with Poptop since 2017. With an amazing 91 bookings so far he is very close to gaining his 100 bookings badge!
We caught up with Rob to ask him about his working relationship with Poptop and what lead him to be a caricaturist.
Tell me a little about yourself and how you became a caricaturist.
Legend has it that I was bitten by a radio-active Magic Marker at art school that gave me the ability to fly to any event and draw super caricatures of client’s guests as a fun fast caricature portraits!
The reality was I attended a wedding back in 2015 where there was a caricaturist performing, I said: “I could do that!”. The rest, as they say, is history and hopefully, I have not put him out of a job!
Are there any artists that influence you?
Mort Drucker and Tom Richmond. Both from the USA and draw Movie Parodies for the now-defunct MAD magazine. (I own every single British edition BTW).
You have an amazing 5-star rating on Poptop with numerous certified reviews. What is the importance of reviews for building a reputation to gain more bookings?
It’s number one. I have had many clients tell me I was booked over another act due to the amazing feedback (and awesome caricatures, of course!).
Poptop Clients LOVE Rob! Read this certified review:
Rob was amazing at our wedding last night! We had him for 3 hours and wouldn’t have wanted any less because we had people queuing up for drawings! We loved our couple photo which we were emailed a copy of in advance and they were presented with a framed drawing at our wedding. So glad that we booked Rob, would 100% recommend for any wedding!!
How has membership benefited you on Poptop?
I have won a ‘BEST OF’ Poptop every year since I joined the platform and generated over 91 bookings to date, so not too shabby eh?
What do you like the most about your job?
Rolling up to an event or party a few times a week all over the UK and creating memories for a couple of hours and seeing the guest’s reactions, what’s not to like?!
What are your favourite caricature styles or subjects to draw?
I prefer drawing no more than 2 people per A3 canvas, that way I can have a conversation with the guys and work out how much exaggeration I can get away with. I find flattering the ladies and ‘caning’ the fellas, gets the best response!
How have you found using Poptop and the help provided by the Poptop team?
The best, and a big shout out too James & Cole, always quick to respond to any queries!
Do you have a favourite event you have attended?
One that stands out was at the Bisley Army Barracks, all night long the slightly ‘refreshed’ squaddies took it upon themselves to let me take a back seat whilst they drew their ‘artistic’ versions of their compatriots.
Anything else you would like to add?
Very much looking forward to continuing working with the Poptop guys in 2020. Merry Christmas Everyone!
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