My name is Ali R.Thome and i was born for this career. Based out of Lebanon County, PA, my husband and I travel along the eastern seaboard drawing caricatures at fairs, weddings, parties, etc…
I got into caricatures about 3 years ago or so because the need for work arose and Hersheypark was looking awfully tempting again. Although this time, I contacted a company called Kamans Art Shoppes, was hired, and began expanding my skill set by adding caricatures to the list. I soon discovered that caricatures were what i had been searching for in a career: Drawing all day, improving by the second, and getting paid to do it.
I have since left the park scene to do my own work and to travel with friends to work wherever needed. The rewards are off the charts with absolutely no regrets and everything to gain.
I am now married to my partner in crime, Jordan, we are settled in our new home, and hope to stay home more often by getting more illustration work. Traveling is fun but very taxing and not near as glamorous as the movies make it look. And of course, we survive on the support of viewers like you.