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Caricaturing the Burlington Force Basketball Team-Cartoon of the Week

Burlington Force Group Caricature

The Story Behind the Cartoon

As a caricature artist you get all kinds of requests. Often I will be given a picture of a team and then asked to create a team picture. To me making a picture that represents the picture given to me seems redundant. I normally suggest we put the players in a practice situation to add some energy in the picture. Although this was an in depth caricature with all the people it was still fun to do. The Burlington Force is a basketball team in the minor leagues. Of course you new that. Enjoy!

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services specializing in caricatures and cartoons. To learn more about Bruce and his work or to book your gift caricature visit his website or check out his group caricature portfolio. www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

A career influenced by Marvin-Cartoon of the Week

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The Story Behind the Cartoon

If you look back on your career it is interesting to see how those early influences have played apart in life. One of my favourite cartoons from the age of around 12 was Marvin by Tom Armstrong. The strip is still available to this day and I used to copy the cartoons out of the paper. Here is one scene from a strip that I copied at the age of thirteen or so. This was how I learned to draw. Thank you to Tom Armstrong and many other great artists for playing a part in my career to this day. Enjoy!

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services specializing in cartoons and caricatures. Bruce has various cartoons and comics including The Pride Junkie Comic, Highway Blues, and Gymdazzled to name a few. you can learn more about Bruce or hire him for your next project at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

Scheduling Your Social Media-Cartoon of the Week

social media cartoon

The Story Behind the Cartoon

This cartoon was for an article on scheduling your social media. It is amazing to see how much content is required to keep your social media profiles up to date and interesting. Some platforms such as Twitter require multiple posts per day. The Gurus often suggest hiring a team to help. You may want to watch who the team consists of though. Enjoy!

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services specializing in cartoons and caricatures. Main topics include business, leadership, the arts, and transportation. You can learn more about Bruce Outridge Productions at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

The Interview-Cartoon of the Week

Media cartoon

The Story Behind the Cartoon

As someone who is not only an artist but entrepreneur with podcasts and now a television show I have interviewed hundreds of people. Some people get nervous as soon as the camera is rolling or the microphone is on. People prepare for the deep in-depth questions but very often mess up on the basics like their name. With that in mind this cartoon was born. Enjoy!

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge is a cartoonist and entrepreneur from Burlington Ontario Canada. His work specializes in caricature and cartoons and he offers custom illustration and design services for clients in advertising and editorial work. To learn more about Bruce and his work visit his website at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

A Day at the Beach-Cartoon of the Week

A Day at the Beach Cartoon

The Story Behind the Cartoon

As a lover of the beach in the Caribbean we often see this scenario happening. Parents just want to take a break and lie on the beach so they hand their cell phones to the kids to play games and keep them quiet. The problem is when they fall into a deep sleep the kids are actually calling China. I think the kids may have the real advantage as they already have a plan in place as to what ransom they will need to keep quiet and stay put.  Enjoy your Summer!

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge is an illustrator and cartoonist from Ontario Canada. His company Bruce Outridge Productions specializes in caricatures and cartoons for editorial and advertising. To learn more about Bruce and view more cartoons visit his website at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

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 Security Cartoon-Cartoon of the Week

The Security Cartoon

The Story Behind the Cartoon

I did this cartoon years ago when dash cams started popping up on everyone’s dash. As they add more electronics into the cab of cars and trucks it gets harder to see out the window. Next time you are passing someone look at where they have their phone placed with a portable mount and you will see what i am talking about. Enjoy!

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions specializes in editorial and advertising cartoons for the transport industry. To learn more about Bruce and his work visit www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

The Video Junkie-Cartoon of the Week

The-Video-Junkie-cartoon

The Story Behind the Cartoon

With the long weekend coming I thought this cartoon was very fitting. Many people have dash-cams, video recorders, and other devices that monitor traffic conditions around the vehicle. Just go to any social media channel to see crash videos that are posted constantly. Some have so many cameras that they are almost blocking their view of the road. If you will be traveling on the roadways this weekend be careful, you don’t want to be the next viral YouTube video. Enjoy the weekend!

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge productions offers custom illustration and design services specializing in caricatures and cartoons. Bruce has a 30 year history in the trucking industry and much of his work is for magazines in that industry. To learn more about Bruce and his work visit his website at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

Recruiting through cartoons-Client testimonial

I have the pleasure of working for many different clients from transportation to the arts. Illustration work brings its own challenges in that you have to send the right message out to the audience while trying to make it humorous. Recently I helped a client with their recruiting campaign with a couple of cartoons. It was a fun project and I am sure it will go over well.

Here is what the client had to say:

Name or Company: Spring Creek Carriers Inc

Service provided: Illustration

How was your booking experience?: Excellent

How was your project/event experience?: Excellent

Additional Comment: Bruce provided us with fantastic customer service, and had our requests done in a timely matter.

Here are the cartoons:

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers custom illustration and design services to clients specializing in caricatures and cartoons. Much of Bruce’s work is in the transportation industry do to his 30 year career in the business. To learn more about Bruce or to book him for your next project visit www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

Spring Creek Carriers Equipment Cartoon-Cartoon of the Week

Spring-Creek-Equipment-Ad-Image

The Story Behind the Cartoon

As many of you know I have been in the transportation industry for over 30 years and do a lot of cartooning work for clients to help them market their business. This cartoon was done for my friends over at Spring Creek Carriers for a recruiting campaign. They have great equipment, but many companies don’t unfortunately and wanted to show off the company’s equipment in a humorous way. This was the final image for their postcard campaign. If you are looking for a job in trucking, check out Spring Creek Carriers.

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions specializes in custom illustration and design for clients specializing in caricatures and cartoons. Bruce has a background in the trucking industry and much of his work is for industry clients. To learn more about Bruce Outridge Productions or to book Bruce for your next project visit www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com