Category: Miscellaneous

Caricature Is a Secure Base from Which to Achieve Your Resolutions

Today is New Year’s Eve and at Mark Hall Caricature Art Inc., we couldn’t be more excited. We call this the season of caricature and with good reason: This is the time of year when we think about change, bringing out the best in us, and showing the world a thing or two. When thinking… Read more »

The Compliment in Caricature

Many people have often come to think of caricature as either a fun joke that you can get done at Disneyland or some comic insulting a politician. And that’s even if someone didn’t have a bad experience with a caricature artist exaggerating something that was sensitive to that person, which does happen on occasion. It… Read more »

What’s in a Word? Breaking Down the Word, “Caricature”

In this blog, we’ve covered a lot of topics, things like political unrest, art therapy and the ecstatic philosophy behind caricature. For this post, I want to change gears for a bit and focus on something very specific – that is, the title of a news article. Yes, a headline. You see, at Mark Hall… Read more »

Caricature is a Cure for the Selfie

In this editorial in the Contra Costa Times, Angela Hill writes, “Caricatures should replace the ubiquitous selfies in today’s society. They’re far more creative and personal.” What a statement! It’s almost like a creative call to arms against the all-consuming Selfie Empire, a declaration of war by soul-stirring, truth-seeking artists. Well, maybe it’s not that… Read more »

Caricature on Broadway

The art form of caricature is one that pays great respect to many other types of art enjoyed by audiences in our contemporary world. Here at the Mark Hall Caricature Art blog, we’ve discussed places like Sardi’s where caricature art isn’t just displayed, it’s a central part of the design and serves as an homage… Read more »

Bitstrips – What Are They?

The big news in the comic/caricature world right now is Bitstrips. Bitstrips are the product of an app that have slowly been taking over social media sites with particular attention being paid to Facebook. These are either one shot comics or storyboarded comics created by any user who has the Bitstrip app and a facebook… Read more »

The Caricaturist versus the Smartphone

Most of us are very familiar with the early slogan of the smartphone age, that for just about any conceivable problem or want, “There’s an app for that.” Now, the smartphone world can even claim that there’s an app for caricature with a fun new photography program that creates cartoon images of users.   Available… Read more »