We're delighted to announce that Gloucester based Caricature Artist Tony Marriott of Tony's Toons will be at True Believers 2016 doing special 'On-The-Spot" caricatures to raise money in aid of Kidney Research UK.
So for a suggested donation of just £10, you can have a fantastic caricature of yourself as your favourite hero or comic book character (or just of you, non-comic related caricatures are available) for your wall and know that all of the money you paid for it is going straight to charity, making you a real life superhero!
As we have him as part of our event, we thought it would be a great time to put 5 Questions to him as well...
Q) How did you become a Caricature Artist?
A) From enjoying drawing celebrities and my family in my spare time and then jumping straight into it by hitting the street markets in Cheltenham after being made redundant from my job.
Q) What’s your favourite thing about what you do?
A) The reactions I get when I turn the paper around at a live gig. The smiles and laughter are why the job's so enjoyable.
Q) What, if any, has been your favourite moment so far from your time doing caricatures?
A) By getting the chance to meet one of my comedy heroes - Rik Mayall a few years back and presenting him with a 'Bottom' caricature illustration!
Q) At True Believers you’ll be doing caricatures to raise money in aid of Kidney Research. What made you chose that charity?
A) My father was on kidney dialysis for many years and friends of mine have also had health issues linking to kidney failure. All the money raised by visitors to my area on the day - who have a caricature created - will go towards this great charity.
Q) Who, if you have one, is your favourite comic book character(s)?
A) Got to be Batman for me!
Thank you Tony.