©2019 by Cartoons and Caricatures by Luke Warm

Greencroft, Harton Cross, Hartland, Bideford EX39 6AE, UK

Conference Cartoons

Was there anything special about the last conference you attended?  Was it fun?  Was it memorable?

Luke Warm can create pertinent, funny Conference Cartoons on the spot during your workshops, lectures and plenary sessions, and then immediately scan and upload them to the venue’s display system.  So by the first coffee break there should be a slideshow of 2-3 cartoons on rotation, 6-7 by lunchtime, and 12-15 by the end of the day.As well as loosening up and entertaining delegates they promote further discussion and can also be Tweeted out immediately.  After the event they can be used to illustrate the proceedings at no further charge.




"Thanks again for the drawing of our family, everyone thinks it's excellent!"


"Thank you so much for the caricature of my Dad. It is fantastic, it is just how we had imagined it. I think he is going to love it. Thanks again."


"Thank you very much for the caricature of my Dad which you recently did for his 65th birthday. The family were all thrilled with it and we were very impressed both by the likeness and the amount of detail it contained. I only hope somebody is good enough to get one of me sometime (hint to hubby)."


"This is excellent, you have captured everything that I wanted - well done."


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The lowdown..

So who is the tall dude in the dark suit?!

 The brown covered booklet shown top right contained 15 cartoons drawn by Luke Warm in a single day and was sent out to delegates by Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge.

If required higher quality redraws (like the images above) can be provided for use as gifts for guest speakers or for use in PowerPoint presentations, websites, books and other publications.  

Workshops, seminars, trade shows and exhibitions can all be enlivened by entertaining, thought provoking Conference Cartoons - and they're bound to create interest in your Twitter feed.

If Luke Warm is already at your event then he can also offer very advantageous rates for entertaining later on with On the Spot Caricatures at your evening drinks reception, dinner or awards ceremony.

The Valuing Nature Programme and University of Exeter staged extensive public dialogue events in Exeter, Birmingham, Glasgow and London from 2014-5.  Luke Warm was involved throughout and this video published in June 2015 gives a good idea of his conference cartoons in action. As well as being projected on screens and stuck up on walls at the event, the drawings were used to illustrate the final 112 page report.

Visual Minutes - working on a large whiteboard or paper Luke Warm can also create more literal Visual or Illustrated Minutes (also known as on the spot visualisation, graphics recording, graphics listening, reflective graphics, graphic facilitation etc.).  These complex diagrams help capture the salient points of the day in an entertaining and memorable way and become a thought provoking centrepiece.

Luke Warm has recently drawn conference cartoons for GSI at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, Engage at Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford, The Science Museum in London, NIHR CLAHRC in London, the British Natural History Consortium (BNHC) in Bristol, The Diabetes Research Network (DRN) at Imperial College London, the Royal Academy of Engineering in London, Trantham Research Institute on Climage Change Economics & Policy, the Evelina London Children's Hospital, Solent NHS Trust, RATP Dev London and at Public Dialogue Events in Exeter, Birmingham and Glasgow for Exeter University.

"Thank you so much for your hard work over the last two days – you were fantastic and much appreciated by everyone." - Holly Wright, RAE, at the Global Grand Challenges Summit, 12-13th March 2013, London.



The Answers You Need


What details do you need for a quote?

To give you a quote for caricatures from photos I need

  • the number of people to be included

  • the use the drawing will to be put to, and

  • your deadline

I will then give you a range of options and prices.


As a guide 1-5 people can be included at A4 size (210mm x 297mm), 1-15 at A3 (297mm x 420mm), 1-30 at A2 (420mm x 594mm) and 1-40 at A1 (594mm x 840mm) . However the more people on a given size of paper the less room for background details and context - packing too many people in can make a drawing end up looking like a school photo! A3 is the most popular size and makes a handsome present.


The quality of your caricature directly depends on the quality of your photos - by far the most important element in the whole process!  You do please need to put time to this!

I do need hardcopy printed photos to work from - at least 2-3 recent, close, clear, happy, smiling pictures of each person, without hats or sunglasses, showing the complete outline of the head.  Ideally the head needs to be at least 2" high - a good test of a picture is whether you can make out the eye colour - and there needs to be enough clear detail to allow the caricature to be drawn several times larger than in the photo.

I also need photos of all the props and background items to be included.

Professionally printed photos are best - online digital printer Snapfish offers 40 free prints with your first upload. All pictures will be carefully looked after and returned to you.


The most popular reasons caricatures from photos are commissioned are fro  birthday and leaving and retirement  presents.

Family portraits of up to 30 people have been commissioned for Paper, Silver, Ruby, Gold, Emerald and Diamond wedding anniversaries.

In the corporate world they're often commissioned as 'financial tombstones' to celebrate the completion of a project - with all the key members having signed and dated copies.

Large group caricatures are very popular as Mess drawing for the military (Officer's, Warrant Officer's, Sergeant's Messes etc) - they build team spirit!

Black & White or Colour?

For the classic, timeless look it's hard to beat B&W - great for wedding invitations and formal occasions.  Adding colour will give the caricature warmth and fun.


Signed and numbered copies of group caricatures can be arranged - printed in Epsom DuraBrite ink on heavy 160gsm glossy photo card - so that everyone in the drawing has a copy.

How do I get the best results?!

Well organised clients get the best work - by keeping emails short and clear, maintaining the entire email thread, providing good quality photos, layout drawing and and brief - and so allowing me to put the maximum amount of time into the drawing itself.

What's the best way to contact you

By far the best ways to contact me are by  email or by filling in the webform boxes below.

Enquiry Form

To contact Cartoons and Caricatures by Luke Warm please send an email or fill in the form below.

Greencroft, Harton Cross, Hartland, Bideford EX39 6AE, UK

01237 441559 - 9-5pm weekdays only

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Luke Warm is based in North Devon so most of his on the spot work is in the West Country - Devon (Exeter, Plymouth, Torquay, Paignton, Barnstaple, Tiverton, Newton Abbot, Tavistock), Cornwall (Bodmin, Truro, Camborne, Redruth, St. Austell, Falmouth, Penzance, Newquay), Somerset (Taunton, Bath, Weston-super-Mare, Yeovil, Bridgwater, Wells, Glastonbury), Wiltshire (Trowbridge, Salisbury, Swindon, Chippenham, Devizes, Marlborough, Warminster), and Dorset (Dorchester, Poole, Weymouth, Sherborne, Wimborne Minster, Shaftesbury).  However from time to time he's tempted out of the sunny south west - often for conferences and events in South Wales, Birmingham or London. 
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