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The Cancer Convoy-Cartoon of the Week

Breast-Cancer-Convoy-cartoon

The Story Behind the Cartoon

Since the folks at Trucking for a Cure are having their convoy in Woodstock Ontario this weekend I thought this cartoon would be appropriate. I completed this illustration for the group years ago for a convoy showing some of the participants that played a major role in those early years. If you get a chance to get out and participate then it is a great way to get the family involved. Here is a link to the convoy for more information. www.truckingforacure.com

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services specializing in caricatures and cartoons. Bruce has been in the transportation industry for over 30 years and much of his work is in and on the industry. Whether it is vehicle caricatures, trucking cartoons, or gift caricatures of people Bruce is in high demand. To learn more about Bruce and his work visit his website at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

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Make Your Wedding Unique with a Caricature Artist-Client Testimonial

I find as I work more weddings that they have become more of a competition as to who can have the best wedding. Having more stuff doesn’t make your wedding the best, it’s having the right stuff! The nice thing about having a caricature artist is the fact that you have someone live entertaining your guests and it comes with a unique keepsake that you will not be able to find anywhere else. I am at a wedding every weekend and the Bride’s comments below are common after the event. Congratulations to Lindsey and Andrew and all the best for the future.

Lindsey P has submitted the following review for Gig ID #2875015:

Client Review
Bruce is amazing. He is very personable and works hard. Our guest had him working nonstop. This service made our wedding unique.

Client Ratings
Lindsey gave you the following star ratings based on your service at their event (1=lowest, 5=highest):
Professionalism: 5
Quality of service: 5
Ability to handle special requests: 5
Willingness to recommend to a friend: 5
Overall satisfaction: 5

Here are a few shots from the event:

Here is the gift caricature for the couple. Lindsey is a real horse lover.

Andrew-and-Lindsey-caricature

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services specializing in caricatures and cartoons. Live caricature entertainment is one of the main services of the company and offer services for weddings, corporate events, and parties. To book Bruce for your wedding or event visit www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com and check out their wedding special and corporate event specials.

The Future of Trucking-Cartoon of the Week

The-Future-of-Trucking-cartoon

The Story Behind the Cartoon

Do you ever get tired of people saying, “There’s an app for that!” when asking them a question? For a while when smart phones first came out that was all you heard. I wonder if we will ever get to a place when bosses aren’t required anymore because people will just go to their apps when they need help? Here is one vision of how they may be used in the trucking industry. Enjoy!

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge is an artist with over 30 years of experience in the trucking industry. Much of his cartoon work is on the transportation industry and are regularly published in industry related magazines and for clients looking for advertising or editorial illustration. To hire Bruce for your next project or to learn more about his trucking cartoons visit his website at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

Seniors are drawn to open house event-Testimonial Retirement Home

Yes the title was a pun! I recently entertained at an open house for a retirement home in Mississauga, Ontario. There are some great feelings you get when entertaining in retirement homes. You realize many of these folks just want someone to talk to, while others are happy to just be around people. What gets me the most are the stories. I met many people that were in their 90’s and were still laughing and joking like they were young. I am always amazed at the history of a room when I draw for seniors, war veterans to artists, and more. If you ever get to draw for seniors make it a goal to learn about them. It may surprise you to who is sitting in front of you.

Here is what the client had to say about the event:

Name or Company: Chartwell Heritage Glen Retirement Residence

Service provided: Live caricature entertainment

Service rating: Excellent

Additional Comment: Bruce was very professional! Great with our residents, staff and outside community members that came to our Open House event. I will be passing on Bruce Outridge Productions information through our corporation and friends. Also, having the company back to our building for more events and other services.

Here are few pictures from the event:

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services specializing in cartoons and caricatures. Artist Bruce Outridge is available for live caricature entertainment at events with a special focus on weddings and corporate events. To learn more about wedding specials or corporate event specials visit www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

T-Shirt Design Goes Wacky!

As illustrators we get many different ideas to draw up for clients. I had had a client that gets a shirt design drawn up fro his buddies every year for the annual fishing trip. This year apparently to show the growing amount of wood used for the fire i was asked to draw up this idea. I never want to draw firewood again! Thank you to the Wacky Ass fishing group for an unusual illustration portfolio.

Wacky shirt design by Bruce Outridge

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services for clients specializing caricatures and cartoons. T-shirt design is one of the services offered by the artist. you can learn more about the art of Bruce Outridge by visiting www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

Attitude is Everything!-Cartoon of the Week

Attitude cartoon by Bruce Outridge Productions

The Story Behind the Cartoon

People tell me I’m a pretty positive guy unless of course I’m depressed (that does happen). I do the many interviews for my podcasts and events and I have noticed that the successful people in their careers have a good attitude. In fact many of them have mentioned that on a scale of 1-10, attitude comes in at a 5 alone. A good attitude is the key to success in anything, so I do my best to keep my attitude in check and hope you do as well. Remember “Karma” has a way of coming back to bite us in the behind. If you are ever in an ocean full of sharks in a rubber dingy, you will wish that “Karma” was on your side. Enjoy!

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services specializing in cartoons and caricatures. Cartoon topics vary from business to leadership to transportation. To learn more about our work or to book us for your next project visit www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

Valentine’s Day-Cartoon of the Week

Valentine's Day

*******************************Multiple Girls Can Be Costly***************************

The Story Behind the Cartoon

This cartoon was published years ago in Road Today Magazine. back in the day many truck drivers had girlfriends in different cities. I am not agreeing with it, but it was a reality. I always wondered not only how they kept names, dates, and their lies straight, but how much it cost them when special days like Valentine’s day came around? It must have cost them a fortune on that day alone. This cartoon was created as many of them I am sure ran out of money and had to call their dispatch to get money sent them for fuel and operating expenses.  My advice stay out of hot water to begin with!

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge is a cartoonist from Burlington Ontario Canada. He creates editorial and advertising cartoons for publications with many of them being in the trucking industry due to his years of being on the road himself as a driver. You can learn more about Bruce and his work on his website at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

Kill some time with this duo!

The Killin' Time Band

About the Cartoon

If you are looking to kill time on a sunny afternoon or party with a band that likes to have a good time then don’t miss the Killin’ Time Band from Burlington Ontario. This caricature was completed for two members of the band that do a duo set on restaurant patios in the area. They supply the music for my podcasts and have a great following in the area. Make sure you check them out whether just Brad and Paul or the full nine piece band. You can learn more about them at www.killintimeband.com . You won’t be disappointed!

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge is a cartoonist and caricature artists from Burlington Ontario. Bruce Outridge productions offers custom illustration and design services from logo design to editorial and advertising illustration. You can learn more at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

T-Shirt Business Goes FLAT OUT!

As you may know I do a lot of work for a t-shirt company in Australia producing designs for trucking t-shirts. Every few months, the business started by two truck drivers adds another design and product to their portfolio. Get Trucked Oz recently had me design this image for their latest shirt and it is flying off the shelves with pre-orders.  Flat Out is the latest design featuring a truck from the fleet that founders drive for. If you would like to order a shirt or learn more about the company visit www.gettruckedoz.com.au.

flat-out-design If you want to hear the podcast interview with Get Trucked Oz check out www.cashinginoncreativitypodcast.com

Cashing in on Creativity PodcastAbout the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services specializing in caricatures and cartoons. Vehicle and truck caricatures are part of the company’s field of interest and they have clients around the world. if you would like Bruce to help with your next image visit their website at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com