Greetings Surrey, and welcome to my home-made website. I'm a London-based caricaturist for hire known as Mr Sketchum; my 'ordinary' name is Alfie Deliss - but please - feel free to call me Mr Sketchum!

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I'm the man at the party with a clipboard (but not supervising the taxi queue) - I draw laughter and smiles from guests (literally) by handing out appealing as well as funny caricatures absolutely free at parties, weddings and all sorts of events all over the country.


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All I need is pens, paper and a smile - I can work with fake - to mix'n'mingle during drinks, table-hop over dinners (not literally), and sometimes find a single good spot to work from.


Partygoers get involved "in the spotlight" as the subjects, as sardonic commentators, and as spectators, eyes on stalks watching the likenesses take shape, and a few convivial repartee-assisted penstrokes later are rewarded with their caricatures - unique souvenirs of the occasion - which they helped create!








Corporate Dinners   

Birthday Bashes   

Networking Drinks   



Expos/Trade Shows   

Family Get-togethers   

Cocktail Partiess   

Bar & Bat Mitvahs   


Student Balls   

Community Events   

House Parties   

Lunches & Launches   


Last-minute? No problem!

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Have Thermos™

Will travel

Small faces half price

Caricatures FREE!

Up to twenty sketches p/h

Your graphics pre-printed

Group sketches

Sublime to ridiculous

Walkabout and/or static

Top-notch artwork

Flexible & reliable service

More you than you are!


"That's the best...cara...caractcha I've ever had...out of all the caractchas I've had!"
Jamie Redknapp, Wentworth Golf Club

I'm fortunate to get the opportunity to foster good humour and introduce a bit of playful creativity into often fascinating surroundings.

Guests like to give their verdicts on how good or bad my cartoon portraits are (I don't mind! *he says*), and congratulate one another if they've come out appealingly, or do the opposite - rib each other over who looks a bit peculiar - which in a funny old way really brings people together.


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"Not bad! You should think about doing it for a living!!"

Johnny Ball, genial mathematical showman & television Legend, Grosvenor House


Fridays, weekends & peak dates get booked up fast!

 Have leaky Thermos™, expired Railcard and a sense of humour, will travel: I'm no stranger to county-to-county trekking.

From my London HQ's nerve centre, I've zigzagged back and forth to bookings all across Old Blighty professionally since 1999.

As Network Rail might mutter: "It's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it!"

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"Everyone loved your "works of art". We were really impressed with the jaw-dropping likenesses, long after you'd gone they were making the rounds to howls of laughter. Hilarious!"

Geoff & Lucy, Brighton

"Thanks for last night Alfie, Kim was touched to be given such a great memento of her ten years with the team at Hilton. Everyone had fun & thought it was a brilliant idea."

Alexandra Dumoulin, Hilton Group

 Most of my caricatures are of "singletons", but naturally at parties sometimes couples & groups wish to be immortalised together. As long as I can be sure of not getting too tied up with one set of guests I'm glad to oblige.

If you like I can preprint graphics and/or a message of your choice onto each sheet of paper I use ~ to mark the occasion, distinguish a brand, convey the ethos of a campaign, or simply to add a stylish personal touch.

I draw on super-heavy A4 laser paper, and present each caricature inside a free clear splash-proof top'n'side-opening plastic document folder, which can be securely rolled up and rubberbanded.


"Give her a body like Baywatch ~ and a face like Crimewatch!!"

Anonymous (heartily bellowed at me from the other end of the room by a fellow at a Warburtons Bakery event)

I'm there to please not to punish - in fact with some people, no matter what I draw the real thing is always funnier! In all sreiousness though, the truth is by nature I favour ladies, where I tend to capture appealing, genuine likenesses that are fun, but often quite kind. It's the chaps who supply me with the comedy raw material - simply by being naturally amusing!

"What you see through your glasses isn't reality dude."

Written (anonymously) in my sketchbook while I was away

Making use of pinpoint accuracy to establish the resemblance, then only as much broad-brush exaggeration as is needed for emphasis or effect, my caricatures straddle the line between realism & farce.

Picking up on and highlighting the unique personality, attitudes and subtle, fleeting facial expressions that are emblematic of a person, I create likenesses so very convincing they look more like the subjects than the subjects!!

~ My "live" caricatures suit any occasion...although, thinking about it, I've not worked at a séance - yet...

Here are the three types of event that I sketch at the most: ~


Providing wedding receptions with wedding favours/keepsakes/goodies and a good sprinkling of original humour, I adapt to your schedule ~ I tend to mingle during drinks after the ceremony, work my way around the wedding breakfast tables, and also entertain the party later on, when everyone fancies a giggle.

"Even superb photographs don’t capture the sides to you that Mr Sketchum's wedding caricatures do!"

For a little bit more on wedding caricatures, click here







"Hi Alfie ~ Me and Al can't thank you enough! You are brilliant and your sketches are Hilare! Every single guest loved your work and thanks too for squeezing my two little pest sisters in after your finish time! Thanks again so much ~ Tanya and Alan :-)" 




Big parties mean I can spread myself about and methodically get a general buzz going. Smaller gatherings are a treat, as they're good-natured affairs where I'm amongst family, close friends and colleagues who'll get on famously wihout me anyway - but of course with a brilliant caricaturist like me there they have an absolute riot.

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Business people love to let off steam and in fact can be systematically efficient at having fun. As well as providing laughs, talking points, and unique freebies (branded if that's useful), I also function as a marketing tool by helping clients create events which simultaneously entertain, generate awareness of their services, and reflect well on their organisations.

For more on corporate caricatures ~ CORPORATE

"Just for a few seconds, could you please stop flaring your nostrils at me?!"
Mr Sketchum


"How sweet! I put my face in your hands!" ~ Andrew Logan

I took my first booking to sketch at a madcap "Bachelor and Spinster Ball" whilst still studying at Chelsea College of Art. Despite the disorientating mêlée of carousing Débs and their potted Delights, sketching was good fun and soon, *ahem*, my personality rose to the fore and shone through.

Now, armed with nearly two decades of full-time experience as a "live" (not as in not dead, although I'm not) caricature artist & entertainer for hire, delightfully wicked sketches, and an incredibly pleasant, modest personality, I've ascended to being a Grandmaster at the dizzying heights of the Art of...getting out of the way of waiters.

"Find a job you love and you'll never have to work again."

Confuicous (551-479 BC)



I'm one of the busiest caricature artists in the UK!



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