Sea Captain lookalike Captain Cartoon is undoubtedly one of the most “caricatured” caricature artists in the country!
But it’s not other pros drawing him — it’s kids (and some older folks too!)
“I seem to bring out the “artist” in people, says the South Florida caricaturist-cartoonist. “And any way you can stimulate a person’s artistic side, that’s always a good thing.”
One 8-year-old birthday girl asserted that she intended to draw Captain Cartoon, sat in his chair, and proceeded to whip out a 4-minute caricature! “Her lines were solid and clear”, says the Captain, who has since posted it on his website (and also, on this page.)
“She didn’t want to tackle the hat, but that’s OK. She has lots of talent,” he said.
Another 8-year-old girl penned the Captain at her mom’s 40th birthday party. “She was courageous,” he says. “She dared to draw my hat.”
“And she gave me lots of hair!”
But it’s not just kids. A woman celebrating her 50th birthday commandeered his paper and markers and drew a very colorful caricature of the astonished artist.
This past May a 40-something man recently sketched the Captain at a block/birthday party. “It looked like something you’d see in the New Yorker, it was that good” said the Captain.
From time to time prominent South Florida watercolor artist Carol Ann Sherman (see photos here) stops by a local restaurant and sketches him. “Her work is beautiful.” he says. “And folks waiting for restaurant tables get a big kick out of it.”
“One I am very proud of is a thank you sketch several little girls drew at a birthday party, says the Cartoon Captain. “You know you did right by them when you get one of these.”
There are lots more kid-drawn sketches of Captain Cartoon on the Captain’s “Kids Fun Zone” section of his official site.
“Everyone at these parties loves to see the tables turned on me” the Captain says. “The way I see it, it’s all part of the show.”