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Captain Cartoon Unveils Commemorative Charlie Sheen Caricature

BOYNTON BEACH — South Florida caricature artist Captain Cartoon just released his latest celebrity caricature!

Charlie Sheen takes the spotlight in yet another celeb sketch by the Florida caricaturist, in a digital drawing requested by long time friend and former CRACKED Magazine writer-cartoonist Terry Copeland.

“Charlie had it coming, that’s for certain,” said the Captain, who lamented that he should have done this two weeks earlier. “Better late than never,” he added. Taylor Lautner, Robert Pattinson, Shaun White, Justin Bieber, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson and others have also been etched into “Captain Cartoon immortality.” Moammar Ghadafi most recently made the cut, as did Donald Trump.

Sheen’s  been making waves recently over a number of seemingly endless squabbles in an almost “Andy Kaufman-like” scenario. “I expect this image, featuring reminders from Sheen’s recent tiffs (provided by Copeland), will stay timely for some time, and I’ll be adding more as he continues to erupt,” says the Captain.

Captain Cartoon, aka Dick Kulpa,  is former publisher of CRACKED Magazine, former editor of Weekly World News, and the creator of Bat Boy. He’s drawn well over 30,000 caricatures in South Florida alone, and recently launched his “Captain Cartoon Celebrity Caricatures Crusade.”

“Eventually, celebs won’t be complete unless they’ve been caricatured by Captain Cartoon, quips the Florida cartoonist, illustrator of the Starlette Universe feature.

Have YOU been “Captain Cartooned” yet?

Charlie Sheen and his rants

Commemorative Charlie Sheen caricature featuring the "Two and a Half Men" Star at his worst.

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Cartoon illustrations can be VERY effective in advertising!

Times are tough (and getting tougher) — so it’s more important than ever to keep those lines out and hooks baited fishing for customers. One key way is through comic strip and static cartoon advertising!

But who does it?

Having completed my third “cartoon ad” in the past three months, I can safely say “I do.”
But I don’t do nearly as many as I should, and I see too few samples of others. The biggest problem? Not much demand.THAT’S primarily due to “unfamiliarity” with cartoon/comics as ad vehicles.

In a future post I’ll get into the nuts and bolts as to “comic strip advertising”, but results truly speak louder than words…and I’ve posted some substantial results on my website (Linked to image at bottom).

So for those folks looking for unique ways to market their stuff — or for writers and artists looking beyond the comics industry — think about cartoon/comic strip advertising…I suspect you’ll be glad you did.

Just one thing…the cartoon ads mentioned above are all billboards — and response — as usual — is tremendous.
Nope, comics as a communications medium have not gone out of style. But they do have to be done “right.”

It’s an art. Stay tuned!

 

political cartoon billboard

This cartoon billboard showing local pols on the "Boondoggle Bus" was unveiled in Central Florida October 7,