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Justin L. 7/16/2018
It was such a pleasure working with Angelo of Toon Upz. I've always wanted to book him and his team for an occasion, and I finally did for an event that I planned at the Google LAX (corporate) office in Venice. He was very professional and got back to me in a timely manner. His team arrived early enough to ensure everything was all set-up and running smoothly before the guests entered the venue. The digital copy of the caricature art came in a nice plastic sleeve. The actual art + print out quality is very impressive. I highly recommend hiring these guys for your next event!
Roxy M. 7/3/2018
Sean was amazing!!! booking and they were so helpful with booking and responding quickly will definitely be booking again!
Dolores C. 6/10/2018
Angelo was awesome at my son's graduation party yesterday. He was initially hired for 2 hours but ended up staying an extra hour. Everyone loved his work and will be hiring him for their events! If your are having a party 2 hours is not enough time! Thank you Angelo for making my son's graduation a memorable one!! We are so sorry we didn't feed you... we realized it after you left and felt horrible!!!
Princess P. 5/28/2018
SEAN, was amazing. He was able to draw all my guest. Through out the two hours, he always had a line.
He talked to all my guest, everyone was satisfied with his work.
I will hire definitely hire Sean for my next event.
Thank you so much for your awesome work.
Dave F. 4/2/2018
Angelo and toonupz was SUCH a hit at our wedding. From the moment I inquired about their availability, to the planning and confirmation everything was so easy with toonupz. They were highly responsive via email which was really helpful during the wedding planning process when there's so much going on. The caricatures were absolutely amazing and were such a hit!! I just wish that I had hired more artists to do the wedding because people were lined up to get their caricatures drawn. Do yourself a favor and hire toonupz for your next event!!
Gari C. 3/16/2018
Kevin was prompt, kind and did an amazing job!!People were in awe with him using two hands, this made the drawings a lot quicker, too. Definitely booking him again in the future!
Vero E. 3/6/2018
Had Angelo at my daughters 5th birthday party in sylmar and everyone loved him! Very friendly respectful and wish I would of found him for previous parties I have had. Got him for 3 hours and had him stay for an extra hour no questions asked lol just check out these photos!!! Amazing work
Sierra W. 1/4/18
Working with Toon Upz was probably one of my favorite experiences as a customer/client. I wanted to gift my boyfriend a caricature of himself and I was lucky to work with Sean. Amazing artwork and amazing customer service. They were quick and had solid communication. Also I found their prices affordable for the high quality artwork that can be done and delivered to you digitally. Shout out to Grace for being a great booking agent as well. You won't be disappointed! Definitely looking forward to working with them again in the future.
Louie Diab (GHC Senior Sunset 2017) 3/17/17
When I first heard about caricatures being at my school's senior sunset, I was so excited that I literally dragged my two friends to come with me to get a Caricature. Sean was very friendly and was always putting a smile on someone's face when they see their caricatures. He also has a nice sense of humor and was a very nice guy!
Bri L. (First Birthday) 3/16/17
We hired Sean from ToonUpz for our sons First birthday in February 2017. Not only was Sean's work amazing - all of our guests loved the experience of getting family caricatures! It made for a unique party activity and a great favor to take home.
Sean was on time, professional and also fun! He went above and beyond our expectations. We had such a great experience and absolutely recommend him and ToonUpz :
Jamie B. (3rd Birthday Party) 2/6/17
Angelo is a mellow and talented artist. We hired him for my son's 3rd Birthday Party and he was a hit! Everyone wanted a caricature and he's so fast that everyone got one. Thank you Angelo for coming out! We appreciate it! Will definitely hire him again!
Tracy C. (Wedding) 9/25/16
So we hired Sean from toonupz for our wedding reception and absolutely loved him! 5 stars is not enough he deserves 10. He was fast and his work was AMAZING! Thorough out the reception our guest kept coming up to us saying OMG look at our picture, Sean is great, we love it. Not only was Sean fantastic but he was also very professional and very personable with all of our guest. The paper with our names and date of our wedding was a fantastic addition. And the picture Sean did of us we just love. We couldn't have been happier with Sean and toonupz. Highly recommend for any wedding or party. Thank you Sean for the great work that you did.
Grace M. (Birthday Party) 8/6/16
Angelo was our artist and he was fantastic. Very polite and professional. He was the hit of my daughter's party. With no doubt the best entertainment we hired. We will definitely be hiring him on our future events.
Michelle L. (Company Event) 8/5/16
ANGELO!! Super chill dude. Thanks for the caricature with my cousin.
We got to converse with him while he was doing the works on drawing our faces & he mentioned how he does events between weddings & parties.
4 minute hands on drawing & you don't even have to keep still. Although, it does feel awkward having them stare at you for awhile just to get the details of the drawing, Angelo nailed it!
Fast for a fun cartoon looking version of yourself. I would recommend him for any event!
Terri Asher (Company Party) 7/4/16
We had Sean at our event and I have to say he was absolutely awesome!!!! Our party attendees just loved him!!!' I would absolutely use him at our next party !!'
Alex Paredes (Birthday Party) 5/14/16
I COULDN'T HAVE BEEN MORE SATISFIED WITH MY BOOKING! TOON UPZ SERVICE, PROFESSIONALISM AND OVERALL ENTERTAINMENT WAS FANTASTIC! SEAN, THE CARACTURIST, WAS GREAT.....HE HANDLED ALL THE GUEST REQUEST, MADE SURE EVERYONE GOT A CHANCE TO BE 'SKETCHED' AND WAS VERY PERSONABLE THROUGH-OUT THE ENTIRE EVENT! HE WAS PERFECT FOR THE JOB! VERY FRIENDLY, PATIENT AND TALKATIVE.....I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND TOON UPZ (AND SEAN) TO ANYONE INTERESTED IN BOOKING A CARACTURIST FOR AN EVENT!!
DeNielle Powell (30th Birthday Party)
I booked Angelo for a Vegas themed adult birthday party last August. My guest were thrilled with the idea that they got to have their picture drawn and his line stayed constant. Angelo was extremely responsive via email, arrived on time to the event, and even stayed an extra hour. He was very accommodating and made the party that much more fun. Great entertainment for adult party goers...you will not regret.
Andrew F. (Birthday Party) 3/31/16
I did a lot of research and ended up choosing Toon Upz. I originally booked with Angelo but due to over booking I was asked if I would like to have Sean at my event. I agreed but was on edge due to the fact I researched Angelo's work and got nervous if I was already double booked I worried if they would even show up. They kept in constant communication and assured me it would turn out great. It actually turned out better and I'm glad I agreed to go with Sean because he turned out to be the coolest dude and was a huge hit!!! Sean is a genuinely kind person! Oh yea, not to mention Sean showed up early and helped with finishing the set up, he didn't have to do that!!! Yea need I say more about the kind of person he is?! Book with Sean!! Do it now...Stop looking at other company's or other reviews and just book with Sean!
Martha P. (Birthday Party) 2/1/16
Soooooo glad I came across his Yelp page!! I booked him for my daughters birthday, and he was so awesome! Everybody loved his drawings! I booked him for 2 hours but I paid for an extra one since he's line wouldn't get shorter lol.. I wanted everybody to take a turn. The weather was crazy! There's was wind so strong that I didn't think he was going to be able to work since it was an outside event :/ but he did! In my next event I'm definitely booking him! Angelo you were awesome thank you for your drawings!
Haley K. (Holiday Party) 12/3/15
I'm so so glad I stumbled across their yelp page! I am an event planner and we were asked to find a caricature artist just days before our tenant holiday party. Of course, I turned to yelp. I emailed a few places, Toon Upz being one of them, and they got back to me right away!
Beth was the person I emailed to secure the artist (Angelo). Everything happened quickly and on time. They sent over the necessary forms we need for vendors (NDA, W-9 and invoice). They were able to make our event fit in their schedules during the busy holiday season last minute and were flexible with our payment timeline and needs.
Angelo showed up on time and prepared. The great thing is you can tell he loves what he does! Even when he wasn't drawing anyone, he was practicing and "doodling" (even though it was beautiful doodling). He was friendly and made people feel comfortable.
They are a great addition to any holiday party or work event. We thought employees might not want to sit and get drawn but everyone was so excited. I'm not sure exactly how many he did (we hired him for black & white, non-digital) but everyone that wanted one got one. Honestly, the price is great for the quality of work Angelo did! I would most definitely recommend Toon Upz Caricatures again. We hope to use them for future events!
Loriann V. (Birthday Party) 11/30/15
- I worked with these talented guys at the Dancing With The Stars wrap party and my daughter's third birthday party within one week of each other. From celebs to mommy & me caricatures they managed to make everyone smile with delight in seeing their comedic portrait. Not only were they on time, they were fast, friendly and so precise. Thank you Angelo for making memories for all of my guests and making me look like a rockstar!
- Monica S. (Private Event) 10/22/15
- Angelo, thank you so much for making my party one of a kind. My guest are still raving about your portraits. Not only did the kids get a kick out of it but so did the adults. I would highly recommend his services. Very proffesional, hard working and a pleasure to meet.
- Diana G. (Homecoming) 10/19/15
- I hired Angelo for our school's Homecoming booth and it was a huge success. He worked tirelessly for 4 hours and was wonderful with the kids. So patient. He is really talented and a pleasure to work with. We will call him again for next year's Homecoming. This review highly, HIGHLY, recommends him.
- Camille Z. (Birthday Party) 10/11/15
- Hired Angelo for my daughter's 1st birthday. Found him through a friend that recently had him at her son's birthday party and heard nothing but good reviews. Angelo arrived on time and was ready to work. All my guests loved his drawings! I highly recommend him for all parties! Im definitely going get him again for future parties!
- Sarah K. (NBC Event) 10/6/15
- We booked Angelo for a company event and everyone who attended loved the caricatures! Angelo was friendly, on-time, and professional. The drawings were absolutely amazing. I highly recommend him for your event.
- Anqoinette C. (Birthday Party) 10/5/15
- Threw my daughter a 3rd Birthday paint party this past weekend. Booked Angelo back in September based on his website and rave reviews, and boy he did not disappoint! From his punctuality, kind and gentle spirit and amazing talent, he completed my party! As an event planner you pray for great vendors and Angelo broke the mode. My guest were so pleased and excited with their drawing. Angelo sealed the deal. Thank you Angelo for making memories for my daughter and guest. If your looking for a caricature artist look no further!
Joan A. (Birthday Party) 9/28/15
I hired Angelo based on the yelp reviews for my daughter's 1st birthday and he exceeded my expectations!
- He was on-time
- His drawings turned out ahhmazing!!
- and he was great with our guest!!
Angelo, thank you soo much for being sooo awesome at the party, I know our venue was very difficult w/ lighting and I truly appreciate you having a great attitude from the beginning to the end!
I would highly recommend Toon upz and would definitely hire him again!!
Lissa B. (Birthday Party) 9/21/15
Angelo..is the best in the west
He did such an awesome job for my granddaughter's 5th birthday party over this past weekend..I highly recommend him
Dorothy Clark (Birthday Party) 9/19/15
This man can capture your entire spirit of a person, I was well pleased with the drawing of my family. The drawing was drawn by Sean.
Vanessa Z. (Company Event) 8/24/15
I used them for a company event this weekend. There was a line the whole time they were at the event! People were very happy with the way all the pictures came out we would defiantly use them again for all of our other events. They arrived before the event and left as soon as they finished the last drawing, they were very friendly and polite. thank you!
Natalie G. (Birthday) 8/8/15
He was better than I could have imagined. I've already referred him to 5 friends because they begged me for his info. We loved his work so much we payed him to stay an extra hour and 15 min and he was extremely nice about it. Great with kids and families and he was very accommodating! Definitely will be having him for more parties.
Nydia S. (Birthday) 7/25/15
I hired Angelo for my daughter's 1st bday party. I did a lot of research into finding a good caricature artist and I'm so glad I booked him. He was on time and very friendly/personable. Most importantly, his work has more depth than most other artists (specifically shading in his drawings) and he even provides a plastic covering for each of his drawings. He doesn't have any hidden/extra charges like some of the other artists either.
Everyone was raving about him during and after the party. One of the guests even said that he was so much better than the one she hired for her wedding reception and another booked him for his event. I will definitely be recommending him to all of our friends and to anyone else looking for a caricature artist!
Georgia Hanges (Birthday) 6/27/15
Sean was recommended by Angelo .
He was great. All the guest had their pictures drawn . Sean was so friendly and talented.
Aracely S. (Birthday Party) 5/29/15
Angelo was a great hit for my twins 5th birthday. He is a true professional, starting from arriving on time, being patient with the kids and adults alike. We had booked him for 3 hours, but ended up asking him to stay an additional hour. He worked so hard the whole time.
He does great work and everyone wanted a caricature. I highly recommend Angelo and you will be happy you did.
Joanne Garcia (1st Communion) 5/3/2015
Angelo is AWESOME!!!
I hired Angelo for my daughter's 1st Communion. He was a hit. Everybody loved him!!! He is such a good sport...I must of moved him around alot due to the limited space I had at the party.
He is professional and a true pleasure to work with. I loved the color drawing he did for my daughter. I will totally hire him again.
Veronica D. (Birthday Party) 3/29/2015
I hired Angelo for my sons birthday party. He was very professional, showed up on time. This was a big hit at the party, everyone loved getting their faces drawn into caricatures. He was truly amazing. I highly recommend him for your parties.
Arisha J.(Birthday Party) 3/2/2015
I discovered Angelo at a baby shower we attended. The hostess told us he was there and I have always wanted to get one done of my husband and I. Now we have 2 kids and I thought that was perfect. Their pic turned out great. After that, my husband decided he wanted to have him at my oldest son, who's turning 3, birthday party. We tracked him down and booked him. He was a hit! My sister went crazy, using his talents and got pics with her nephews. I finally got mine done of my husband and I. The guests were amazed. Some that couldn't make it were bummed they missed out. Would love to book him again. My youngest son's birthday is very soon! Thanks Angelo!
Linda D. (Valentines Party) 2/21/2015
Angelo was absolutely amazing! He entertained my guests with his charming demeanor and enthusiasm for art. His professionalism was beyond reproach. His caricatures were unsurpassed and will be treasured by attendees for years to come. I had over 50 guests ages 8- 77 at my party, and Angelo was able to accommodate most of them in a short span of time without compromising the quality of his work. He's obviously a very talented artist who enjoys his craft. I will hire him again and again for special events!!!! Thanks, Angelo!!!!
Eddie Flores (6th Birthday Bash) 1/17/2015
We hired Angelo for our son's 6th Birthday. Everyone was very pleased with his talents. Angelo was very professional and patient with all of our guests. He is probably the best priced artist to serve the Inland Empire, so all of you guys - LOOK NO MORE. Just hire him. You will not regret it. Thanks Angelo. I will for sure add to him our next party!
Joanne L. (50th Birthday Party) 1/12/2015
Angelo turned up on time, worked solidly for the entire time, was a fun guy that everyone enjoyed, was able to put whole groups of people in the picture.
Incredibly quick .. super talented guy. Huge hit at my husbands 50th party. Highly recommend and am sure to use again
Ruby G. (Birthday Party) 12/11/2014
Angelo Martin is an excellent caricature artist who provided great customer service. He attended a birthday party for three hours and arrived in a timely manner. He was even flexible enough to extend 30 more minutes for a reasonable fee. Angelo is professional, respectful, and great with kids. His quality of work superseded my expectations. I highly recommend contracting Angelo for any event...
Asarel R. (Birthday Party) 12/8/2014
Angelo was so great!!! He has amazing talent and all my guests loved their drawings. He was on time, professional and we would highly recommend him.
Kristyn C. (30th Birthday Party) 12/7/2014
Angelo was so great to have at my 30th Birthday Brunch. He arrived on time and literally worked no breaks till the party was over! Everyone was impressed and kept saying how awesome it was. And let me not forget how great my colored drawing was! Angelo- thank you so much for making my birthday extra fun! Can't wait to use you again!!!!
Sheree S. (Baby Shower) 10/18/2014
Angelo did a wonderful job with the drawings for my guest. Everyone was pleased with their caricatures that he created. I would hire Angelo for additional events.
Merla Flores (Birthday Party) 10/5/2014
Can't say enough about Angelo….first of all, he is very professional. He was the highlight of my son's party. Everyone loved his work. He works fast, quality is perfect, and very polite and professional. I would definitely hire him again.
Angela Y. (1st Birthday Party) 10/4/2014
Angelo was a hit at my son's first birthday. He was personable, extremely talented and accommodating to special requests that were beyond his normal sketches. Everyone was asking for his info during and long after the party! Would definitely recommend him to friends and family and will use him again!
Ivana Orloff (First Birthday Party) 9/21/2014
Angelo is an amazing artist. His style is really unique, and I feel that his work is far superior to most of the caricature artists I have seen. He helped to make my son's first birthday party memorable for me and my guests. Everyone loved his work and couldn't stop raving about him. He is extremely professional and personable. He showed up early and worked tirelessly. He is extremely patient, which is a must when working with children. I lost track of time and wasn't able to have my son sit for his portrait before Angelo had to leave for another event, but Angelo promised to send my son's portrait in the mail. I will definitely hire him again. I highly recommend him.
Yvette F. (10th Birthday Party) 8/23/2014
Angelo was the hit of my daughter's 10th birthday! He showed up on time, and was very professional. All the kids loved their caricatures and wouldn't stop talking about them! Now the adults want to throw another party just to have him back to draw them. Amazing A++++ work!!
Ernie Santana (Daughter's 1st Birthday Party) 06/21/2014
Thank you Angelo for coming out to my daughters 1st Birthday party. Angelo was the hit of our daughter’s party. Everyone enjoyed getting their picture drawn. Angelo showed up on time and was very professional and polite. I will definitely hire Angelo next year for our party.
Ramon (birthday party) 6/10/2014
I hired Angelo for my nieces 13th Birthday Party this past weekend, and glad I did. He did a great job and was very professional. Everyone at the party loved his work and he even brought custom printed paper that had a logo with my nieces name. Like someone mentioned before he also stayed a little later than hired and brought a great color caricature of my niece. Will defineitely be using him again for future events and will recommend to everyone.
Thanks again for the Great Service!
Vanessa F. (1st Birthday Party) 5/19/2014
We are SO glad we booked Angelo for our daughter's first birthday. Every one loved their drawings and we had so many compliments by the end of the day. He was fast and did such a great job! We will definitely be recommending him to friends and family!
Danessa V. (Birthday party) 5/14/2014
His drawings were adorable and everyone at my son's 3rd b day including adults, loved it! I will definitely use him again next year!!
Juan R. (Birthday party) 3-16-2014
Angelo is an awesome artist. He showed up on time, was excellent with the guest and everybody loved his work. I would absolutely recommend him to anybody looking for a 5 star artist. I cant thank him enough for all he did and for staying even longer than i originally had asked him to. Once again Angelo is awesome.
Katie Lau (5th Birthday) 2-22-2014
Great communication when arranging the booking. All of my guests were so excited when they know Angelo is coming to the party. They loved the experience and they absolutely LOVED the drawings. They immediately posted theirs on facebook. We all enjoyed having you in the party, I will totally refer you to my friends.
Liz R. (Birthday party) 2-1-2014
AMAZING!! Angelo was just absolutely fantastic. Great artwork! Very professional and everyone was happy with their pieces. THANK YOU! Will definitely book him again =D
-Sunnie Kopchick (18th Birthday Party) 1-25-2014
Angelo was very professional, confirmed time and location and was a hit at the party. We booked for 4 hours, I dont think he had a break the entire event. Both teenagers and adults participated. Angelo even stayed a little over his time to finish one more drawing, which was very generous of him. I would recommend Angelo and his work. We hope to have him back again.
-Elaine E. (Birthday Party) 1-6-2014
My husband and I hired Angelo as a caricature artist for our youngest daughter's 1st birthday party this past weekend. We were impressed by how professional he was during his time at the party. He arrived about half an hour early and also accommodated a couple of our guests and stayed 15-20 minutes later than he was supposed to. Every guest that was able to get their portrait drawn was very happy! Most asked, "where'd you find this artist? He's really good!" I have a strong feeling I'll be seeing Angelo again at parties of friends and family. Great job Angelo!
-Diane R. (30th Birthday Party) 12-27-2013
Angelo was timely, professional and extremely flexible! His artwork was wonderful and it was a complete hit at the party. I would highly recommend him to anyone and will definitely hire him the next time I am in need of a caricaturist.
-Farah Marinero (Ellie's 3rd Birthday Party!) 12-14-2013
Thank you, Angelo!!! You were a blessing sent and a professional to work with. Every guest was very impressed and happy with your art work!!! YOU ARE HIRED for my future events!!! Please do not stop drawing for events- you are a gem to find!!
-Remy Galle (Birthday) 11-16-2013
Planning for my daughter's 10th birthday was getting very difficult. My theme was based on "breakfast at tiffany's".The ladies I tried to hire were booked for that day. I went on craiglist to search for another company, but was unsuccessful at my search. I stumbled on to Angelo's Ad. His company had excellent reviews so we decided to go with him. My guests were very impressed to say the least, It's something they have never experienced at a birthday party before. Angelo was very professional and took care of all my guests. He went above and beyond the call of duty, and exceeded our expectations. We will definitely use him again in the future for our son's 2nd birthday. Thank you Angelo! You are the best!
-Stephanie Holloman (Birthday Party) 10-26-2013
I hired Angelo for my Husband and Daughter's joint birthday party. Everyone, young and old, got their picture drawn. It was one of the highlights of the event! Angelo is a real professional and his portraits were top notch! I would recommend him to all my friends and family. Thank you Angelo for an exceptional job.
-Natasha Court (Son's 1st Birthday) 5-11-2013
Thanks to Angelo for making a very memorable first birthday for our son. Everyone had a blast getting their portrait made. Plus, the caricatures made lovely reminders of the special day. Not only were the portraits made with great quality and skill, but also Angelo was a true professional. We will definitely recommend him to our friends and hire him for other occasions.
-Miriam G (Birthday) 4-27-2013
We had Angelo come to my daughter's 10th birthday party, found him on craigslist after looking for something different, well I'm glad I found him. I was so happy he was able to come, being that it was so last minute. He got there early,very professional :) His work is fabulous!!!! Even the adults were lining up to get their caricature done and they all came out great. The kids had so much fun!!! We will have him back for sure on our next party because a few of us didn't get the chance to get ours done(including me). Thanks ANGELO!!!
-Anita Rojas (Birthday Party) 4-20-2013
I hired angelo for my sons 2nd birthday party. He was for sure the talk of the party. His caricature drawings were unique for each guest. He was very professional and polite. He took it upon himself to be there early (which was greatly appreciated). The kids and adults were pleased with his positive attitude and creative drawings. Can't wait to book him for the next event.
-Mary Pastrano (Birthday) 5-4-2013
We have hired Angelo for our daughter's past 3 birthdays, her big sister party and now her upcoming birthday this May. Prior to him, we hired someone who was way too expensive and not as good as Angelo. Unlike other artists, Angelo has the ability to capture the most unique aspects of a person. All our guests were delighted with his work and are amazed at his speed. Even our face painter wanted to partner with him. He's polite, focuses and professional. I hope we can always hire him for our special events.
-Christina Vasquez (Birthday Party) 4-8-2013
Angelo was a big hit at my son's first birthday party. Everyone LOVED their souvenirs and raved about his work. Angelo helped make that special day so much more memorable. I would definitely have Angelo come work our next big event.
-Ellie Christov (Kid's Birthday) 4-7-2013
I found Angelo by chance on Craigslist. His art looked great on the website, so I thought he would be a good addition to the birthday party with tons of kids. Not only was Angelo a great addition, he was fantastic! Everyone loved his work and the kids had a blast. The parents wanted a caricature, too and were lining up with the kids! He is sweet, professional, and just awesome! We were all so impressed. We will sure be adding him to our next event!
-Rachel (Birthday Party) 3-2-2013
I hired Angelo for my daughters 10th bday party. We had over 100 people here, lots of fun stuff going here,and at the end of the day, all I heard from the kids and parents was how great the artist was. He took his time with every picture, excellent detail and color. I couldn't be happier. I already told him he is coming to my next party. Check out his work, it speaks for itself. He is also priced better than other cartoonist I checked out.
-Jasmin Barnes (14th Birthday Bash) 1-9-2013
We hired Angelo for our daughter’s 14th birthday. Our guests(kids, teenagers and adults)love him and his work of art! He is courteous, professional and very talented! He puts extra effort in making every picture unique and special! Even after the party, the buzz went on. My daughter’s friends can’t stop talking about their caricatures, posted their pictures on Facebook, shared them on Instagram, others Twitted about it! It was a total hit! There was no doubt, Angelo and his artwork made the party come to life!