Self-Caricature of Chris Rommel

Chris Rommel


Artist • Agent • Art Director

About


Chris Rommel is an artist, agent and art director, specializing in caricatures. He grew up with a passion for drawing, which lead him to focus on illustration during college and graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

Rommel began his art career as a caricaturist at a theme park, learning the craft from both instruction and practice. He eventually became an assistant-manager and was trained how to successfully manage other artists.

Residing in the Midwest, Rommel now manages his own entertainment agency, EXAGGERATED ENTERTAINMENT, representing a team of professional caricaturists for hire to draw caricatures at corporate and private events.

Rommel has won many prestigious awards as a caricaturist and his illustrations have been internationally published. He also art directs dozens of artists to create caricatures and illustrations for clients world-wide.

Portfolio


Résumé


Art Education

University of Wisconsin-Stout
• Graphic Design Major (1993-1995)

Academy of Art University
• Character Animation Major (1995-1997)

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
• Illustration Major (1997-1999)
• Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (1999)

Art Experience

Valleyfair Theme Park
• Caricaturist (1998-2000)
• Assistant-Manager (2000)

Wildman Caricatures
• Caricaturist (2000-2014)

Freelance Illustration
• Illustrator (2000-Present)

Exaggerated Entertainment
• Owner, Agent & Caricaturist (2000-Present)

Art Awards

International Society of Caricature Artists (ISCA)
• 1st Place "Caricaturist of the Year" (2006)
• 1st Place "Best Likeness Competition" (2002 & 2004)
• 1st Place "Studio Caricature of the Year" (2002)
• 1st Place "Portfolio of the Year" (2002)
• 2nd Place "Caricaturist of the Year" (2002 & 2005)
• 2nd Place "Best Likeness Competition" (2006)
• 2nd Place "Studio Caricature of the Year" (2005)
• 2nd Place "Guest of Honor Choice" (2006)
• 3rd Place "Best Likeness Competition" (2008)
• 6th Place "Convention Caricature of the Year" (2003)
• 8th Place "Caricaturist of the Year" (2001 & 2004)
• 9th Place "Convention Caricature of the Year" (2002)

Published Art

Playboy Magazine
• "The 2004 All-Playboy Team" inside illustration (April 2004)
• "Playboy's All-Star Sleepers" inside illustration (May 2005)

FHM Magazine
• "Kanye West Returns To School" inside illustration (2005)

Flex Magazine
• "Shredding Strategies" inside illustrations (August 2006)
• "Growth Graffes" inside illustrations (October 2006)
• "Protein Myths" inside illustrations (December 2006)
• "Food Fixes" inside illustrations (March 2007)

Exaggerated Features Newsletter
• "Kage Nakanishi" cover illustration (2007)

USAopoly Board Game Publishing
• "Stratego: Democrats vs. Republicans" board game illustrations (2008)

Sea Raven Press Publishing
• "The Quotable Jefferson Davis" cover illustration (2011)
• "The Unquotable Abraham Lincoln" cover illustration (2011)
• "The Quotable Robert E. Lee" cover illustration (2011)
• "The Quotable Nathan Bedford Forrest" cover illustration (2012)
• "The Quotable Stonewall Jackson" cover illustration (2012)
• "The Quotable Alexander H. Stephen" cover illustration (2012)

Courrier International Magazine
• "Trump's America" cover illustration (2016)

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Live Caricature of a Couple

Live caricature, drawn at an event.
Drawn with marker on paper.

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Live Caricature of Sarah Judkins

Live caricature, drawn at an ISCA Convention.
Drawn with marker and colored pencil on toned paper.

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Caricature Illustration of Josh Ellersick

Caricature from photo, commissioned by a client.
Drawn with pen & ink and colored digitally.

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Caricature Illustration of Da Dubes Massive

Caricature from photos, parodied after "The Usual Suspects" movie poster.
Drawn with pen & ink and colored digitally.

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Caricature Illustration of Abraham Lincoln

Caricature of Lincoln, published on the cover of "The Unquotable Abraham Lincoln".
Drawn with marker on paper.

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Caricature Illustration of Donald Trump

Caricature of Trump, pulished on the cover of "Courrier International".
Drawn with pen & ink and colored digitally.

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