April 1st Barmitzvah Gig

Welp, folks here's some live work



David's got g g g game

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But here's an old one:

37 comments:

the clownninja said...

dude i suck at charicatures, i work on it all the time, you're shit's brilliant.

Jenny said...

you know, you've probably just kick-started decades worth of self esteem problems for those kiddies.

good job! ;o)

ryan said...

oh my god that top one of the kid is fuckin hilarious

Kristen McCabe said...

Ahhaaahaa! That first kid is Hilarious! Awesome Marlo!

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Ryan said...

These are amazing.

Marc Crisafulli said...

LOL This first one... the photo, the caricature, the fact that he's still holding his lollipop... this should be a mural, or a billboard...or something. This should be the cover of Time/Life Books' 5 volume set, The Art of Caricature.

I think you should have all your subjects take photos and sign releases, and then put out a book of the photos of them standing next to their caricatures.

rickgo said...

i was a sensitive kid,i would have definatly cried over that.you are a cruel caricaturist

Anonymous said...

I love that Bar Mitzvah kid , I just want to take him home and have him do my taxes.

Anonymous said...

I love that Bar Mitzvah kid , I just want to take him home and have him do my taxes.

Mukpuddy said...

I've just found your blog from John K's, and your work is fuckin crazy!!! You're awesome!!!!!

william wray said...

These are great, your subjects must hate you. I'd love to see you have a caricature war with John K. I never could do the Tom Richmond thing, I wanted to be to mean to the louts of the world. I'd love to see you at Mad, but they might want you to tone it down.

BrianB said...

>>These are great, your subjects must hate you.<<

My thoughts exactly, but undeniably great. lol.

Honolulu Dogfight said...

These are all fantastic. I'm gonna link your bloggy site up on my Honolulu Dogfight blog. Hope that's cool.
-George

Animal Qwacker said...

Just wow! And some great lines happenin' there too.
Props from John K. and everything! You're world famous!

Gabriel said...

I really don't know how you folks manage to earn some money from doing that. I mean, that first kid is amazing, but if I was him I'd probably cry. Have you ever read 'Caricature' by Dan Clowes? I remember the artist character said something like 'you have to pretend you're exaggerating their features, but if you actually do it the clients won't like it'. And then there was a fat lady who paid for the caricature and ripped it off on the spot, because it probably looked too much like her and she couldn't handle.

Monkeyfeather said...

FANTASTIC work.

Big AL said...

These are awesome Marlo. You must have the biggest balls of any caricaturist I know. I hate the barmitzvah hair the boys always have these big poofy long curly manes. At one there was this kid they were making fun of him looking like a girl in the drawing. I took a bathroom break. He came out in tears the picture was in the trash. I think it might be easier for them to handle the exaggerations. Exaggerated party caricaturists in the bay area are few and far between. I love it when I get a chance to work next to someone who does it though.
blah, blah, blah, blah ... Great stuff!

Katie said...

Hi Marlo, I already told you this, but these are amazing!! I love them! I think it is the funniest thing to do caricatures of babies and other small people.

Edweird Gray said...

great caricatures....keep em coming!!

Stephen Worth said...

John K is right. You're great!

Your newest fan
Steve

Gary Clair said...

LMAO!!!
"Hey Kid... here's a complex!"
lol!

You Rule!

J said...

Awesome stuff Marlo

Jenny said...

p.s. you are cruel yet fabulous and blessed by the gods. if we weren't pals, i would hate you with a white hot burning passion. :o)

J said...

The bottom drawing wouldn't be of a guy named Travis would it?

Marlo Meekins said...

Jenny i love you. but only becasue you are really pretty

Marlo Meekins said...

J, The bottom guy was named george

Anonymous said...

You especially nailed
(not literally, sadly) the young man with the hideous torn jeans....

inspired, depraved creativity!

Emily

DdK said...

Ha Ha, these poor bastards are gonna grow up with some serious self image issues. Really sweet style, lots of structure and volume.

heri said...

Marlo!!!!! you fucked them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



kick ass well done job!


-heri

CarolineJarvis said...

These are BRILLIANT! I'm completely inspired!

Lubomir said...

Ahahaha, you really gave it to these guys!

Kristen McCabe said...

I have a retarded question:

What are you coloring these with? pastel? marker?

Marlo Meekins said...

art stixx

The Gaber's Sketchblog said...

That kid got fucked! I bet he's gonna be a virgin for a pretty long time. Everytime he brings a girl over his Big Mamma is gonna whip this out and blow her away. Leaving him crying and pissing his paints while she gets a few good laughs in. It all ends when he burns the house down with the bitch in it, and goes on a killing spree. With about 25 redheaded artists dead and a few Ronald McDonald statues decapitated.

S.G.A said...

that first barmitzvah pic, ouch !
I could help laughing out loud!
Does it amuse you to devastate kids self esteem with cruel drawings...
Hillarious, also incredible work!

Party Till You Puke. said...

I was always told that the trick to doing caricatures for people at things like this was to make it seem like you're insulting them but actually glossing over their flaws. Is that what you're doing here? How often do people stand up and despondently go,:"Heeeyyyyyy..."