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.

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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.

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

Everywhere I go, I “Kerry” a pencil!

Kerry with big PencilLast weekend my family had a great opportunity to pose for some photos from the talented photographer, LaTonya Hines. Visit her site for more information: http://www.inhinessight.com

Caricatures by Kerry: 2009’s top news stories

This caricature illustration2009's top stories by Caricatures by Kerry highlights some of 2009’s top news and entertainment stories. How many do you remember?

Sesame Street comes to APS

At my daytime job as the art director for the American Physical Society, there’s

Johnson family at Sesame St for the Holidays
Johnson family at Sesame St for the Holidays (at the office)
a holiday decorating contest. The publications department’s created a Sesame Street theme. Over the weekend, my family came by and we shot some photos.