Greetings and welcome to the homemade website of London & UK caricaturist Mr Sketchum ~ I'm the man with a clipboard at the party ~

 but I'm not organising the taxi queue!


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I amuse, astonish and delight by sketching lightning-fast, eye-popping cartoon portraits at occasions all over the UK and beyond. I've been a freelance performing caricaturist at around two thousand separate events since 1999. I'm lucky in that what I do is fun, entertaining, raises smiles and creates magical memories.

"...that's the best cara...caractcha I've ever of all the caractchas I've ever had!"
Jamie Redknapp (bless him!), Wentworth Golf Club







Corporate Events

Private Parties

Office Do's

Celebrity Galas


Birthday Bashes


House Parties

Expos & Trade Shows

Lunches & Launches

Last-minute booking? No problem!

Upfront pricing & clear booking info

Hire direct ~ skip agency fees

Friendly professional service

Pre-printed graphics

More you than you!

Caricatures FREE!

Group sketches a speciality

Up to twenty sketches an hour

The same cheesy face over & over

Small faces half price

tel: 07719 262736 ~

"You did amazingly, we all loved your sketches and so did the guests - we definitely made the right choice. It just makes it all worthwhile when everyone leaves happy! :0)"

Tahira Bibi, RA Accountants (1/12/14)

I give every masterpiece away absolutely free - as you can imagine, doing portraits of people you've never met before is hard enough without having to put the bite on them for money as well...

Blurring the line between farce and realism, my work ranges from full-on laugh-out-loud caricatures, to mischievous parodies (some might say travesties), to quite delicate lifelike "thumbnail sketches". At most events I'll take a combination of all three lines of action, tailoring my approach according to how the subjects and situations present themselves.

"Thanks again for Saturday Alfie. Your sketches are absolutely hilarious! Sorry we didn't get in touch earlier this week - we've been recovering!!"

Nick and Sarah (Shangri-La Suite, the Shard, 19/11/14)


"Give her a body like Baywatch - and a face like Crimewatch!!"

Anonymous (bellowed at me by a fellow in the crowd at a Warburtons Bakery staff event)

How's that for a textbook "pub joke"!  In reality though, my sketches please rather than punish, and I'm mindful so usually favour the ladies. It tends to be the gentlemen, especially rambunctious ones, who can come out...let's say naturally amusing.

"Hi Alfie, just a quick email to say many thanks for attending our boat party last night – you were a great hit with the crowd - and you didn't get thrown into the Thames after all!"

Katie Hollis-Wood, Totum (19/9/14)

Pens and paper are my only "props", so I arrive primed. I can 'mix and mingle' over drinks, go round the tables during dinners, and find spots where individuals, couples and groups can come to be sketched.




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Contact Alfie ~

: 07719 262736

For availability and a quote please use the enquiry form.




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"Dear Alfie, I just wanted to say a BIG thank you for last night for all your hard work!! Everybody had a great time. Thank you. Kind Regards, Louis"

Louis Ling, Unite Students (14/9/14)

Capturing and emphasising those unique fleeting quirky expressions and characteristic attitudes we know each other so well for, I map faces out and get a good resemblance in no time. With the focus on key traits, and containing the "audacity of simplicity", the likenesses in my sketches are unmistakeable.

"Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant!"

Johnny Ball, Legend (and genial mathematical eccentric), Grosvenor House Park Lane

~ The three types of event which I attend the most : ~


"What you see through your glasses isn't reality dude."
Anonymous (written in my sketchbook whilst I was away)

My sketches are often genuinely funny and can have guests in hysterics - what better way to break down barriers and bring everyone together! Setting tongues wagging as they are shown around, they in turn set an upbeat tone for the party.

Those previously strangers playfully swap comments on the drawings, and those already acquainted either mercilessly rib one another over how peculiar they look, or coo at how appealingly they come out in the sketch. It's great to bring about such bonhomie.

"Everyone loved your "works of art". We were really impressed with the likenesses, and a few of them made the rounds to howls of laughter.


Geoff, Brighton (18/7/14)

For the funkytastic low-down on party caricatures "cliquez ici!"  


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My sketches capture sides to you that even the best wedding photographs simply can’t!

At weddings I can inject fun into any "lulls" ~ such as while the photographs are being snapped ~ that occur between proceedings; I mix and mingle during drinks, the welcome line-up, circulate table-to-table in the midst of the wedding breakfast during & between courses, when the speeches have ended, and can work at the evening reception, entertaining the by-now merry and 'up-for-it' crowd.

Whether they're all-out lavish extravaganzas or more intimate celebrations (*Caution! Corny line coming up...) ~ I bring big smiles to big days!

"Mr Sketchum performed at our wedding reception. His drawings, along with his sense of humour, went down a storm! He was a fantastic addition to our reception and we're very happy that we booked him. He got along with everyone so well that some of our guests thought that he was a friend of ours!"
~ Sue and John, Chelmsford

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Corporate events aren't at all stuffy! Corporate guests ~ delegates and the like ~ have as good a sense of humour as you or I, and I can promise you, know how to enjoy themselves.

I function as an effective "marketing device" by helping a company create memorable events which simultaneously entertain, reflect well on their organisation, and generate awareness of what they have to offer.

My persona is self-possessed, neat, and personable with a flair for funny - perfect for relaxed business-focussed gatherings - meaning happy clients and new contacts for you.

"Hey Alfie, thanks for completing the colour caricature – it looks brilliant and Shital is thrilled with it too! Thanks again, Jess"
Jessica Chant, PepsiCo (1/10/14)

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"Thanks so much for your work last evening. So much great feedback! And, I haven’t laughed so much in ages!! Was lovely meeting you and hopefully we’ll see you at a future event."

Paula Storey, International Property, Torus (6/6/13)

~ The Science Bit: ~

I draw the sketches on heavy (200gsm) A4 paper, and present them in clear top & side opening folders. I can work smaller - A6 (postcard size) or A5, as well as bigger ~ A3, twice that of A4.

I also provide the optional service of pre-printing - subject to proof - your branding/logo/graphics and/or a personal inscription on each sheet of paper I use ~ ideal for leaving a lasting impression ~ to underline the ethos of a campaign, mark an occasion, or simply to add that personal touch.

"The whole evening was lifted by your drawings, and looking at the photos we had a real giggle. Thanks for making the event go with a bang!"

Michèle, Argos HQ, Milton Keynes


"Oh how sweet! And you got my best side!"

Andrew Logan (sketched from behind), jewellery sale at his home

Moonlighting from study at Chelsea Art College, my first job was a trial by fire at a frenetic Bachelor & Spinster Ball. Bamboozled by the brouhaha amidst the cacophonous mêlée of potted Débs and their dashing Delights, I somehow managed to produce good sketches, and soon enough *ahem* my personality shone through.


"Hi Alfie ~ Me and Al can't thank you enough! You are brilliant and your sketches are Hilare! Every single guest loved your work and thanks too for squeezing my two little pest sisters in after your finish time! Thanks again so much ~ Tanya and Alan :-)" (9/11/14)

I'm certainly no stranger to county-to-county trekking. Armed with a Thermos™, a railcard, pens & paper and a necessary sense of humour, I'm always traipsing to & back from events the length & breadth of Old Blighty.

"It's a tough job ~ but somebody's got to do it!"

 "Find a job you love and you'll never have to work again."

Confucius (551-479 BC)


"Alfie, massive thank you again for yesterday, you are fantastic!!! Everybody loved you!! Charlotte xx (27/7/14)

For availability and a quote please use the enquiry form

~ please glance at my pricing first by clicking the Postit™ below ~

Contact Alfie ~

("Mr Sketchum" is a stage name!)

: 07719 262736

(If emailing please include the details as indicated on the form)




  Email (please double-check)º    
  Event Typeº    
  Venue (& postcode if poss)º


  Weekday & dateº    
  Approximate timingsº    
  Contact me byº Email
Phone (office hours)
No preference




 Public Liability Insurance   

  £5000 000     


    For details click here     

   (Schedule copies available on request)   


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Public Liability Insurance

£5000 000   


 For details click here   

(Schedule copies available on request)