Category Archives: Artwork

Adult Comfort Care Services Third Thursday Celebrity Look-a-like Contest

 

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Upcoming Events for September 6, 2011

This is a press release for my upcoming appearances and classes. Feel free to share it (except for the contact info at the very bottom) on your website, or other promotional media. You can also download a pdf file of the article.
Press Release
September 6, 2011
Upcoming Events and Classes 

Mike Leuszler, party and event caricaturist and local entertainer will be participating in the following events and classes in the upcoming weeks. Contact information for each event is provided in the description, or you can email Mike at MikeTheArtGuy.com@gmail.com. You can also contact Mike to inquire about having him at your upcoming events, fairs, festivals, and fundraisers.

Saturday, September 10th, 11 am to 4 pm: (free admission)True North Arts Fest/Sheffield Family Pride Day at French Creek Nature Center, 4530 Colorado Avenue, Sheffield, OH. Fine Arts shopping and browsing, music, caricatures, family activities, food, fun. This is a well-attended, fun show that is in its fourth year. You will be delighted by the variety of artists and music. Find out more at the TNCA website: http://www.truenorthartsfest.com/index.html

Thursday, September 15,  6:30 to 7:30 pm: (Five dollar class fee) Creating Comics and Manga Class at Schoepfle Gardens Metropark, Just off State Route 113 on Market Street in Birmingham, Ohio (440)965-7237, Learn to create comics and manga by creating comics and managa. In addition to learning some of the methods and tools used, you will learn a little bit of the history, business, and inner workings of comics. Find out more by calling (440)965-7237 and register here:
http://reservations.metroparks.cc/programs/index.shtml?id=22258&sid=934865.78114&uid=

Saturday, September 17, 12 to 5 pm, Shiloh Company Picnic, Wellington. Back again for a second year, I will be doing caricatures at this private event. If you know someone who works for Shiloh, let them know!

Thursday, September 22, Creating Comics and Manga Workshop, Lorain Arts Council Gallery, 737 Broadway, Lorain, OH. 6 to 8 pm (10 dollar class fee). Introduction to creating comic strips, manga and other sequential artwork. Learn to make comics by making comics. Learn
basic comic terms, concepts, history, business practices, and some of the tricks that creators use in creating comics and manga, and have an enormous amount of fun. http://www.lorainartscouncil.com/index.php

Saturday, September 24, 7 to 9 pm, Taste of Firelands Wine Tasting Fund Raiser at Matus Winery, Gore Orphanage Rd., just off Rt. 20 in Wakeman. Doing caricatures at the Firelands Endowment Fund Raiser. For 25 bucks, you can get a sampling of Matus’ wine selection. Plus I’ll be doing caricatures. Did I mention that? There will also be light refreshments and a 50-50 raffle. Proceeds go to Firelands Endowment Fund. Find out more here: http://www.firelandsschools.org/drupal/?q=endowment

Sunday, September 25, 11 am to 4 pm, Invest Elyria Art Show,  Ely Square, Elyria. Painting, crafts, sculpturing, music, preforming art. If you have a question, just ask. I will be doing caricatures, and will probably have some blank notecards (with my art, of course) and other items for sale. Here’s a Facebook Event link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=189773187756730 and here is the NEW Invest Elyria website: http://www.wix.com/investelyria/ie#!special-projects/vstc1=art-show

Thursday, September 29, 6 to 8 pm, Caricature Workshop, Lorain County Arts Council Gallery, 737 Broadway, Lorain, (10 dollar class fee). How to get turned into a cartoon and the fine art of caricature. Demonstration of techniques in both doing quick party event caricatures, along with regular caricature artwork. How to emphasize, distort, and do other things to create a comic work of art. Lots of fun for the up and coming cartoonist or doodler. Learn some potential uses for your newly learned abilities. http://www.lorainartscouncil.com/index.php

Thursday, October 6, 6 to 7 pm, Monster Drawing Class, Lorain County Arts Council Gallery, 737 Broadway, Lorain (10 dollar class fee). To draw using classic monsters from the movies. It’s a drawing class that uses monsters as models! Learn some tricks to make your drawings more monstrous! Learn basic drawing techniques that you can apply to most sketching and drawing projects. http://www.lorainartscouncil.com/index.php

Mike Leuszler is a professional party and event caricaturist who has been working professionally entertaining many people with his inky trade for the last six years. You can find out more about him at MikeTheArtGuy.com, his official website.

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Contact Information:
Mike Leuszler
MikeTheArtGuy.com@Gmail.com
home office: 440-988-2256
cell: 440-897-2178

 

Festival of the Fish Marketplace

I will be at Exchange Park (the corner of Rts. 6 and 60 in downtown Vermilion) Friday, Saturday, and Sunday doing caricatures during the big Fish Festival. This is one of the biggest events, next to Woolybear, during the year, so come on down and get turned into a toon.

This will be my first Fish Festival, so if you’ve been looking for an excuse to visit this great event, this is it.

Third Thursday at Granny Joe’s

On Thursday, June 16 from 6pm to 9pm eastern, I will be doing caricatures at Granny Joe’s Ice Creamatorium. 5598 Liberty Ave Vermilion,  OH  (440) 967-3663. Stroll about downtown Vermilion, listen to a variety of musicians and get some good ice cream.

 

Artwork Commission Price Update

I have updated my Artwork Commission Price List. I think you’ll like it. I’ve added 9″ x 12″ prices and the options that go with it. It’s very simple now to calculate the price for a commission, but if you still have trouble, hit the email link there and ask away.

 

Keystone High School After Prom Update

On Sunday Morning May 8th, at 12:30 am, I had the privelege of being the caricaturist for the Keystone High School after prom. I can’t remember how many I’ve done there, now. I know it’s at least three, and it could be four.

I do know that a good time was had by all. And this year, I know I drew at least 50 kids (or 25 couples, if you will) in the span of 2.5 hours. Yeah, that be a lot head shots.

I’m very grateful that I’ve been allowed to return year after year to do this event. The Keystone event is usually the first really big marathon type gig I do every season and it always sets a great tone for the year.

Thanks again, Keystone.

Cats and Dogs: Latest Deviant Art Additions

Many of you know that I have a DeviantArt.com account. I occasionally post new artwork there.  Here are the two most recent postings. Please stop by and leave a comment, if you can. Thanks!

Husky Puppy This was inspired by one of the photographs on DeviantArt.com. It’s one of my new Doggie Drawing Commission samples. Ask me about getting a commission done of your favorite pet.

Scared Kitten

Graduation Caricatures: Gifts and Parties/NEOPal Blurb for May 6, 2011

Still befuddled for gift ideas for Graduation? I would say, just give them money, since that seems to be one of the most important things a new young adult needs.

I WOULD say that, but then I would screw myself out of some business. That’s no good.

Here is the blurb that I submitted to the North East Ohio Performing Arts List, or NEOPal for short, that is a very vital part of the performing and visual arts community in my part of Ohio. It may spark some inspiration for gift ideas. Even if you don’t live in NE Ohio.

“High School Graduation is coming up soon and you want to make sure you have this once in a lifetime event be the best it can be and be affordable! But every good entertainer seems to be booked for the weekend of your party? Why not try something different? Something that will make your party much more memorable.

“Mike Leuszler (of MikeTheArtGuy.com) is a professional party caricaturist who has been turning people into cartoons for over six years, having appeared at many local festivals and events in the area. He is ready to entertain your guests with a combination of performance art and drawing. 

“Mike will capture your guests’ likenesses in good old pen and ink while chatting with the victims… er… subjects and assorted onlookers. The crowd gets to chuckle and guffaw as they watch the artwork being created, and in the end, the subject(s) get a great party favor.

“Mike requires only a small space in which to work his magic, and does not disturb the people who do not want to be involved with the proceedings.

“If you already have an entertainer booked, Mike makes an excellent secondary way of engaging your guests.

“And if you have a graduate for whom you want to buy a unique, memorable gift, ask Mike about his custom caricature commissions. Get your grad the gift that will capture them forever, shows them that you care, and that will be impossible to regift!

“If you’ve already made arrangements for graduation, don’t forget that Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are just around the corner, along with summer birthdays and weddings!

“To find out more, you can contact Mike via email: MikeTheArtGuy.com@gmail.com or go to his website, MikeTheArtGuy.com.  Mike’s summer schedule is filling up fast. ”

Mike Leuszler
MikeTheArtGuy.com
MikeTheArtGuy.com@gmail.com

Obama Trumps Osama

Obama Trumps Osama comic Copyright 2011 Michael Leuszler
Obama Trumps Osama

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Wow. Osama bin Laden is dead.

Or at least that’s what’s been in the news today. Really, who knows anymore when it comes to the news. If it’s true, does it really matter? I mean, Al Qeda will go on, without the great bearded one in the driver seat. Terrorism will continue. And didn’t we declare “Mission Accomplished” way back in G. W. Bush era?

Anyway. Enjoy the comic.

Here Comes Peter Cottentail…

Easter Bunny Graphic 2011 Copyright Michael A. Leuszler… bouncing on his butt and jamming on his off-brand MP3 player (which is modeled after my off-brand MP3 player).

Here’s my 2011 Easter Graphic which should be available this week on blank note cards. I will try to have the cards with me