Chris Rommel - Award-Winng Caricaturist & Nationally Published Illustrator International Society of Caricature Artists Golden Nosey Caricaturist of the Year Winner


Every so often, Chris Rommel receives a thank you letter or email commending his performance and/or artwork. The following are actual quotes written to him...

Stoos/Scampoli Wedding Reception, Winona, MN
Thanks for keeping our guests entertained! Everyone really enjoyed their caricatures.
-Mario & Kelsey

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center Family Fest, Eau Claire, WI
Hi Chris,
Thank you so much for joining us for Family Fest 2013! We had a blast watching families pose for caricatures and loved watching their reactions to your work. I noticed one little girl who just couldn't take her eyes off the picture with her dad. She was so excited!
Thanks Again!

Down Syndrome Awareness Walk, Chippewa Falls, WI
Thank You!! The Sketches looked great! Everyone appeared to be having fun with it!
-Amy Standiford

Green Lake High School Post-Prom Party, Green Lake, WI
Hi Chris,
WOW, thank YOU. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed your caricatures and parents especially enjoyed watching the reactions and laughter and concern on the faces of those being drawn as their friends burst out laughing. You were a huge hit and we were delighted you made the long trip down from Eau Claire for our tiny little school. THANK YOU!!!

Glenwood City High School Post-Prom Party, Glenwood City, WI
Hey Chris,
Just wanted to take a moment to THANK YOU! for being a part of our Jr. Post Prom. Your pictures were a huge hit! Everyone loved them.
-Tammy Johnson

Rosemount High School's Senior Graduation Lock-in Party, Rosemount, WI
On behalf of the entertainment committee for the 2010 Rosemount High School Graduation Party, I want to thank you and your staff for being a part of our event again this year. The kids always enjoy the caricatures.
-Martha Danes

Vang Family Reunion, Glenwood City, WI
Hi Chris,
Thank you for coming to our family event to share with us your wonderful talent. Everybody had a good laugh seeing their own caricatures. This will definitely be a keepsake for them and to remind us of this year's event.
Thank you,
-Say Vang

Kleinheinz/Byrnes Wedding Reception, Madison, WI
Hi Chris,
We wanted to thank you again for being part of our wedding celebration. It was definitely a highlight of the party that everyone do a great job!
Thanks so much!
-Steve Byrnes

John Heiberger's 40th Birthday Party, Neenah, WI
Huge thanks to you. My mother, who was recovering from surgery, could not make it. We brought the caricatures over to her yesterday and she laughed like there was no tomorrow. Take care and I hope we have a chance to do something like this again in the future.

Home Depot's Holiday Party, Duluth, MN
Everyone just loved the work you did. Thanks again, and I'm sure we will work together again.
-Teresa Hinaus

PTM's Holiday Party, La Crosse, WI
Oh my goodness!! Everyone had a great time! In fact some said it was the best party we have ever had. You are terrific! If you ever need a referral let me know. Thank you again.

UW-Superior's Winterfest, Superior, WI
Thanks for doing caricatures at out event! It was nice of you to stay after to finish pictures for a few people. I hope you'll join us again next year.
-Allison Gerland

Pecelli High School's Senior Graduation Lock-in Party, Stevens Point, WI
You were fantastic!!!!!! We all enjoyed both the portraits and watching you draw. You have a wonderful talent and we will certainly pass on your information and a glowing recommendation to future classes at Pacelli. Thanks again!!!!!
-Barbara Ringberg

Rushford-Peterson High School's Post-Prom Party, Rushford, MN
Thank you for the wonderful job you did at post prom. You were the hit of the party. Thank you also for staying the extra hour. You were absolutely amazing and I am sure the kids will want you back in the future. Thank You!

Wells Fargo's Client Boat Cruise, Lake Minnetonka, MN
Dear Chris,
Our entire team would like to thank you for the wonderful job you did drawing caricatures for our clients. You helped create a fun and lighthearted atmosphere. We've received many compliments on you behalf. Thank you.

Johnson Bank's Northwest Regional Christmas Party, Rice Lake, WI
Dear Chris,
Thank you for joining the Johnson Bank Northwest Regional Christmas party. You are extremely talented and everyone really enjoyed their caricatures! We will definitely keep you in mind for future events. Thanks again!
-Tiffany Northup

First State Bank Minnesota's Farm & Home Show, Mora, MN
Everyone is talking this morning about what a fantastic job you did Saturday. It was definitely the hit of the Farm & Home Show! I've heard nothing but endless praise about what a wonderful job you did and how great the pictures turned out. Thanks for staying that extra hour, too. Gerald Payne, our president, and I have discussed possibly hiring you to come for our annual Customer Appreciation Day in September. As soon as I know a date and a little further information I will be in touch so we can see if you are available. Again, thanks for doing such a wonderful job.

Northwestern Technical College's Snow Fest, Wausau, WI
First, glad to see you made it home safely. The caricatures were a big hit. I'm seeing them posted at workstations all over. We genuinely enjoyed working with you and hope to do so again. You were very easy to work with and I appreciate your flexibility. Thanks again.
-Shawn P. Sullivan

Minnehaha Academy's Sadie Hawkins Dance, Minneapolis, MN
You're the best. Caricatures are the highlight of the evening for these kids. They will look forward to them every year. If you want to pencil us in for next year, it should be the same weekend, and I'm assuming the same place. If you think of it sometime in the near future, send me some business cards. I have told so many people about your work. I'd love to see you get some more business through Minnehaha. Have a great year.
-Terri Bergstrom

First Bank & Trust's Summer Picnic, Menomonie, WI
Dear Chris,
Thank you for the entertainment last night. The entire staff enjoyed the pictures that you did. Everyone that I've talked to today has said that this was the best party we've ever had and I think that the credit should go to you. Thanks again Chris for filling in at the last minute and staying to be sure everyone was able to get a drawing done. I would highly recommend you to anyone that is looking for unique, quality entertainment.
Thank you again.
-Jo Neverdahl

Barron Chamber of Commerce's Farm & Feather Fest, Barron, WI
Thanks for coming and doing the caricatures! They were awesome! We will definitely keep you in mind for next year. Again, many thanks and continued success!

Corky Ryan's 50th Birthday Party, St. Paul, MN
You're awesome. You were almost the best thing at the party! Thanks so much for making it a great 50th.

St. Croix Casino & Hotel's Summer Picnic, Turtle Lake, WI
Thank you and your crew for making our picnic a success!
-Rita Moose

Mounds Park Academy's Senior Class Lock-in Party, St. Paul, MN
Thank you for being a part of the class of 2001 at Mounds Park Academy's all night party. Your drawings were a big hit with our graduates.
-Linda Wetzel

Duckson & Carlson's Christmas Party, Minneapolis, MN
Thank you again! Everyone really enjoyed your pictures!

Art Director of PLAYBOY
Chris, this looks great! We are waiting for one last editor to see it but I can't envision any problems. Hope to work with you again soon.

Commissioned Caricature
THIS IS SO GREAT!!!! Thank you so much Chris, you are so gifted, I can't even tell you how tickled I am! (I absolutely love the little fish too! What a cutie!). We're absolutely elated! You are so very talented, it must be rewarding to create such wonderful keepsakes for people, artists truly are magical!
Thank you again Chris, we couldn't be happier!

Commissioned Caricature
The drawing is superb, thank you very much for doing it. Congratulations for your 2002 NCN Convention Silver Nosey. I wish you a lot more success in your career, you surely deserve it.

Repeat Customer at the Minnesota State Fair, St. Paul, MN
Thanks for the wonderful portrait! We always have so much fun at the MN State're great! See you next year, take care.
-Deonne Pansch

I just wanted to tell you that you are so amazing. I somehow accidentally hit your site and I was totally amazed, and just wanted to say thanks for the laughs. I love that Julia Roberts one. That is hilarious.
That's all,

Dear Mr. Rommel,
I am a small time UK based caricaturist who has been enjoying visiting your website over the last few months and really appreciate your great website and portfolio, I find your on-the-spot work truly amazing too and will serve as a reference point for me to aspire to your standards.
Kind Regards,
-Scott Jones-McMahon

And the Grand Daddy of them all...

Thank You Letter from PLAYBOY Editor-in-Cheif Hugh Hefner

Thank you letter from PLAYBOY editor-in-chief HUGH HEFNER