Lindsey Olivares is the production designer and lead character designer on Sony Pictures Animation’s original feature comedy “The Mitchells vs. The Machines.” Before joining Sony Pictures Animation, Olivares worked as a freelance visual development artist and illustrator with a focus on character design and caricature. She has been a member of ISCA since 2015 and is a Silver Nosey winner. Lindsey’s freelance clients have included Disney Television Animation, DreamWorks Animation, Locksmith Animation, Nickelodeon, Google, Furry Puppet Studio, Titmouse, Hornet Inc, Psyop, Airbnb, Pinterest, and Facebook. Her film credits include DreamWorks Animation’s “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted,” “Penguins of Madagascar,” and “Trolls,” as well as Sony Pictures Animation’s “The Emoji Movie” and “The Mitchells vs. the Machines.”
Emmy and SAG-nominated actor, comedian and author Kevin Nealon might be best known for his nine-year stint as a cast member of NBC’s Saturday Night Live or his role in the Showtime series Weeds, but he is also an up-and-coming caricature artist who loves to draw and paint fellow celebrities.
Larime Taylor is a disabled, non-binary comic book and caricature artist in Las Vegas that draws by mouth. They have been working as a caricature artist off and on for 31 years. They were first introduced to caricature in 7th grade by their art teacher, Mr. Kitzman, and worked the local high school Grad Night in Lake Havasu, AZ. with him for 6 years, including their own graduation night. In 2012 they wrote, drew, toned and lettered a monthly comic book series called A VOICE IN THE DARK for Image/Top Cow. Upon moving to Las Vegas in 2013, they began drawing caricatures full time on the Las Vegas Strip, eventually leading to a legal battle with LVMPD. In 2019 they were granted a Restraining Order against Metro, allowing them to work without harassment just in time for COVID to hit. In 2021, LVMPD settled the lawsuit.
Kristy Edgar never considered herself a caricature artist. For the majority of her professional adult life, she was a middle school history teacher with a degree in English who made dorky little things out of paper to give to her friends. But what started as a weird hobby to relax after a long day of teaching evolved into a fully grown passion and eventually, a full time job. So now, Kristy a caricaturist who specializes in capturing the likeness of a person with the use of paper, resulting in (what has been described as) a cute, charming, and mostly accurate portrait. The style is minimal, the process can be long, but the joy is genuine in every picture she makes.
Ash Stryker is a cartoonist based in Minneapolis, MN. She started doing caricatures in 2018 under the tutelage of many excellent Midwest artists and the Richmond Illustration crew. She became an ISCA member in 2019, and since graduating college in 2020, has been working as a full-time caricature-er! When she’s not drawing faces or recovering from drawing faces, she’s drawing illustrations of musicians’ faces in her studio.
Ali R. Thome has been drawing caricatures for a little over ten years now. During those years, Ali began attending ISCA where she won awards in Humor and retail, along with placing in the top 10 caricatures of the year. The people she’s met and the skills she’s learned along the way have perfectly suited Ali for her current position as one of the artists for the Extra Credits YouTube channel.
A life-long caricaturist known for his highly definitive likenesses, Zach has provided portrait caricatures at all types of events in the U.S. & abroad since 1980. In tandem with his quick-sketch caricatures he’s also been an Illustrator specializing in celebrity caricatures for the press including Time, Wall Street Journal and the L.A. Times. In addition to being a talented artist, Zach has an extensive knowledge of caricature history.
Kira Layli Moore is a mother, wife and entrepreneur. She has been drawing live caricatures since 2007. Throughout her career as a caricature artist she has drawn throughout the United States, but primarily the midwest. She has placed in the “live caricature” category at the ISCA con several times. Kira finds inspiration as a stay at home mom to her children (ages 2 and 5). The challenges and joys of motherhood and parenthood are close to her heart and have shaped her to who she is today. She helps run a local movie theater, and an escape room. She enjoys drawing whenever she can find time, and is looking forward to even more drawing, and an evolving career in the years to come.