Retirement caricature gift with pop-up card

A caricature project for a gentleman who celebrated his retirement. I also had the opportunity to design a “pop-up” retirement party invitation. Check out the car, he used to drive one of those mini energy-efficient “Smart” cars.

Retirement gift with pop-up greeting card
A caricature project with a “pop-up” invitation for a gentleman who recently retired.
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Caricature of The Best Man Holiday cast

My wife and I recently saw

Best Man Holiday caricature
Best Man Holiday caricature illustration by Kerry G. Johnson © 2013

“The Best Man Holiday” for the second time. We usually don’t see movies twice. However, it was refreshing to watch an entertaining movie where African-Americans were not gangsters, pimps or slaves. These contemporary characters were prospering in elegant surroundings and dealing with issues affecting all of us (regardless of race). Here’s my caricature salute to director Malcolm D. Lee and the actors involved with the movie.

Caricaturist at Kids Are Heroes

I enjoyed illustrating caricatures at the reception for Kids Are Heroes

Kerry_Heroes_Frederick2013Kids Are Heroes® is a non-profit that empowers, encourages and inspires children to become leaders through volunteerism and community involvement. We do this by showcasing and supporting children who are making a difference through their selfless acts of giving.

Scandal series cartoon with Kerry Washington caricature

Here’s a special Scandal edition of my webcomic “Harambee Hills”.  Scandal is a popular American ABC TV political thriller television series starring actress Kerry Washington. This installment of the cartoon, includes a caricature of the main star, Kerry Washington.

Scandal cartoon by Kerry G. Johnson
President reaches out to Olivia Pope.

School visit presentation at Laurel Woods Elementary

I met some funny and energetic kids while signing books and illustrating caricatures at the Annual African-American Read-In program at Laurel Woods Elementary School in Laurel, MD.

Troy Polamalu: The Pittsburgh Steelers caricature by Kerry G. Johnson

Here was a fun project. A tractor retailer wanted a caricature of Pittsburgh Steeler Troy Polamulu riding atop a tractor for his Super Bowl party. It was an inside joke for his family and friends. It was an interesting assignment and since I am a Steelers fan, I enjoyed the challenge.

Troy Polamalu caricature by Kerry G. Johnson
Troy Polamalu caricature by Kerry G. Johnson © 2011

A family’s caricature Christmas card

This was a fun project to illustrate. The mom contacted me about an special idea for her 2010 family’s Christmas card.

I actually drew caricatures at her daugther’s birthday party a few years ago. So I was pleased that she was a returning customer. It was a quick turnaround. It reminded me of my theme-park days. I’m happy that I met the deadline.

Gift caricatures for the holidays

November and December are always Running Man by Kerry G. Johnson © 2010a busy and fun time for Caricatures by Kerry. Here are recent caricature projects that I illustrated for holiday gifts. Giving a customized caricature to a friend, family member or co-worker is a unique and entertaining gift. http://www.kerrykraft.com

Childcare Center Staff
Childcare Center staff by Kerry G. Johnson @ 2010

Caricature of the “Divine 9” Black fraternities and sororities

Caricature of the “Divine 9”. This is a tribute illustration celebrates the imagery of the 9 historically African American fraternities and sororities. Which include: Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Zeta Phi Beta, Sigma Gamma Rho, Omega Psi Phi, Iota Phi Theta, Phi Beta Sigma, Delta Sigma Theta. The Sigma and Delta in the front are the blessed wedding couple.Black Greek Celebration by Caricatures by Kerry