|Caricaturist-4-hire was founded by renowned artists Aron & Blanca Laikin, the only married ‘caricaturist’ couple in NY. The studio soon expanded and other top local artists were enlisted to keep up with the demand and thus the team was born. Together they have entertained thousands worldwide, working everything from Bar Mitzvahs and Sweet 16s to Corporate Conventions and Cruise Ships.
The Caricaturist-4-hire team of artists has also provided illustrations for major companies such as Walt Disney, Warner Brothers, Topps Trading Cards, Marvel Comics, MAD and Cracked magazines as well as many others.
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Aron was literally born into the business of cartooning and satire… his father, Paul Laikin, being one of the original writers for MAD Magazine and author of several best-selling humor books.
From an early age, he has worked along side the top talents in the field, artists such as Mort Drucker, Jack Davis, Al Jaffee and others.
As the Art Director for Cracked Magazine, Aron’s art and business experience has led him to successfully produce several advertising campaigns which he continues to provide for large and small clients alike.
Aron Laikin was formerly President of Liquid Logic, an integrated incubator company providing services for new and growing Internet businesses--as well as being a web consulting alliance providing the electronic enterprise strategy for existing companies on-line. Laikin has a multitude of technical wizardry partners who work with him on innovative, cutting edge advancements on and off the world wide web. He also created the successful concept behind GoCollect.com, the largest collectible site on the web.
Laikin is also the former President of FilmArt Productions, Inc., a film, graphics and media company specializing in the entertainment fields. He is also founder of The American Foundation for the Visual Arts, which focuses on educating and enlightening the public to the visual arts through broad-based museum shows, seminars, festivals, etc. Laikin has marketed and distributed all types of collectibles for over 15 years through his galleries, Cartoon World, which specializes in original animation art and cartoon collectibles. Also a talented artist in his own right, Laikin is widely known for his satirical drawings for Walt Disney, Warner Brothers, Marvel Comics, Cracked Magazine and many other publications as well as his own books. Likewise, as a leading animator, his work has appeared on national television and countless ads.
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Blanca was classically trained in fine arts in her native Nicaragua and has had successful one-woman shows exhibiting her work worldwide. Her success in the fine arts and her strong communication skills brought her to the USA where she became an art director for a leading corporate premium print house, MAC Specialties. There she became proficient in all of the major design programs and pre-press print specifications. She also dealt with some of the largest companies in the world advancing their design needs.
Having a keen sense of color and design, Blanca has also worked in the multi-billion dollar cosmetics industry as a color matcher and lab technician for some of the top manufacturers in the industry. The combination of her art skills and complete understanding of cosmetics and the mechanics of makeup application made her an ideal master face and body artist. She then was trained by Aron Laikin and his associates in the art of caricature and has been working side-by-side with Aron for about 10 years with a similar look and style as Aron combined with her own flattering touch! Blanca has entertained tens of thousands of people with her artistry and has put together a team of equally talented artists who continue to carry the torch...or more specifically… 'the brush'!
And Blanca is fluent in Spanish too!
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