cruelty free cartoons


Watermark has had the pleasure of working with Mark for many years during Whistler’s New Year’s Eve celebration. Each year Mark is our first call, while we often refresh other talent to ensure returning guests get a “new” experience, Mark’s talent is timeless. We have attendees who proudly state that they or their children have over five years of caricatures from Mark done each year on New Year’s.

Aside from his great talent, which includes a speed that we have not been able to match (his station is so popular we have hired other caricaturists), Mark is an absolute pleasure with whom to work. He is always first on site for set-up, completely self-sufficient, and is the last on site as he finishes of the line in front of him. As an event producer of many different events, I would not hesitate to hire him for anything we do, he comes with our highest recommendation.

Sue Eckersley
President, Watermark Communications

Dear Mark,

Thank you! From the first time I met you, I know that you were a cut above the rest. Fiona and I were so hell bent on having you, we organized a whole wedding just as an excuse to haver you there.

Our friends and family cannot stop talking about your creativity and kind nature. Thank you for being a huge part of our special day.

Nigel and Fiona

I know when I bring in Mark, that all my attendees, even the high maintenance ones, will enjoy Mark and what he creates. Everyone walks away with a smile. In addition, as the meeting planning team, he is extremely easy to work with on the front end in planning and on site. He is self sufficient and works very hard on site, needing no time or resources from the meetings team. We usually never repeat something like his talent, but we are bringing him back for the third event in August!

Bridget Sypolt
Director of Meetings, GOLD’s Gym

Mark’s talent is impressive as indicated by the long lines and high demand at every event we have had him work. He always delivers to the customer a unique drawing that they love and keeps it fun and interactive with each of them with his wit and banter.

Definitely worth the investment for any event.

Tim Hicks
Sr VP of Franchising, GOLD’s Gym


Thank you for helping ensure our event was a success last night. We are so pleased with your participation with our event we will double your payment. I hope you were able to secure more future bookings. You are a crowd pleaser that’s for sure and we like having you at our events. One of our guests walked his print back to his hotel as soon as he got it because he did not want to lose it or have it wrecked. And then he came back to the party. You did a 20th anniversary picture for him with his wife in a tower and him down below in a lovely love scene. He’ll treasure your photo and I know that he is very excited to show this to his wife.

Debbie Reynolds, 
Client Manager, Convention Services
Tourism Vancouver

Mark, You are incredible. Everyone is still talking about you! Phenom!! Really, I can’t thank you enough. I did check with my team and they said you were booked for our Street Party up here at Fairmont on July 31st so see you then! Can’t thank you enough!Joanne

Joanne Burns Millar
President, Pacific Destination Services

Hi Mark,

Thanks very much for being a part of CSEME2010 West last week. I was really impressed with your talent, professionalism and your technology. We’ve worked with a lot of caricaturists across the country, and have seen a lot of great talent, but you are in a league of your own! Everyone who got to experience Cruelty Free Cartoons was thrilled and amazed, and walked away with a huge smile on their face. You were definitely a big hit, and I’m sure would impress at any event you were at, and make the planner look great. I would not hesitate to recommend you for any special event, meeting, wedding, or any function where people want to have fun! I’ve attached a couple of pictures from the event for you.

I do hope that we have the opportunity to work together again sometime soon.


Mark Wyatt
Partner, National Director of Sales and Sponsorship – NEMG
Publisher – Canadian Event Perspective Magazine

Hello, Mark

I would like to thank you so much for being a part of our 2010 conference held recently in Vancouver. As expected, your talent and charm were a huge contributor to the success of the conference. Everyone who got a caricature raved about it; those who could not get it done are hoping to see you another time soon.I also thank you so much for doing the extra drawing for our committee gift. The committee is absolutely thrilled with the personal touch of their gift. I really appreciate that you did this for us.

On behalf of CHICA-Canada, please accept our best wishes for personal and professional success,



Unbelievable! Can’t tell you how much you helped make our conference such a smashing success! I have never seen so much laughter in this group. I love both my sketches, thank you. The Association will have you back and I know I have an event or two that I would like to see you at.

It was a joy hanging out with you these couple of days. Thank you for your company, humour and shining heart. You have a good soul and it was a pleasure. April

Hi Mark,

I cannot thank you enough. You were the best part of the night and I have heard amazing feedback – my friend whose partner is Richard “the king”
Brodeur was raving and they would love to use you for one of the future corporate events.

I, too, would love to work with you again. I didn’t really have a budget to work with for this particular event (since I was partnered with another
company), but often I do – so feel free to send me your rate card.

I hope that you got good exposure from this event & I’m really glad CTV filmed you.

As I was drafting you an email, someone just mentioned that you did a caricature for Coleen Christie of CTV fame…in case you didn’t know…

You probably did a few recognizable people that night…

Again, a huge thank you and I’d work with you again in a heartbeat.

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Katherine Brodsky, Publicity & Event Planning

Good Morning Mark!

I would like to put together a book of Professionals that I can fully trust in recommending to my clients here at Pacific Institute. As we deal with so many Corporate and Private Events the skies the limits on what we might ask you to create for our clients wants, needs and desires, which is what makes these Events so Fabulous!

As I put together this collection of Professionals, I would like to include as much details about you and Cruelty Free Cartoons as possible.

Thank you again for working with me and Pacific Institute, I feel so confident in you, I want to share you with the world 😉
I look forward to your reply,


Tairalyn Cassar | Events Co-ordinator
Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, Vancouver, BC

Hi Mark,

Honestly, thank YOU for everything!!! You were so fantastic and to say that the attendees loved you would be an absolute understatement. You are amazing at what you do and that isn’t just drawing it is the ability to truly connect with people and ‘draw’ them in and out of there shell.

We are just so pleased with the job you do for us time and time again and look forward to using you as much as we can.

Thank you for making our Global Village Vancouver booth such a great
success and for all your hard work.

I have passed your invoice on to our finance department and hope to have
a cheque out to you in the coming week.

All the very best and oh Mark please keep us informed if you have any
business booked via your efforts at our booth.

Take care,

Shannon Donegani
Manager, Meeting & Convention Sales, Midwest & Western US
Tourism Vancouver

Hello Mark;

This is Erik Mauke. I was the cook that you drew a pic of at the spirit awards last week. With the meat cleaver and the t-bone steak. I was wondering if you could email me a copy of the pic that you drew. I love it so much, it is one of the funniest and best pic’s of me i have ever seen. Thanks again so very very much. I will keep your card on file too. As we are always doing staff party’s and I think the entire staff would have a lot of fun with something like this.

Thanks again.

Erik Mauke

Hello Mark

It was very nice to meet you at the Whistler Chamber Recognition awards event last week.

You created an awesome caricature of myself and my partner John. Thanks again for the image, it was pretty much my favorite part of the night!

Helena Kern
Project Coordinator
Peak Ventures, Whistler, BC

Hi Mark,

Thank you for participating in our event at the Bay. I am very glad that
you were able to help out at our Shiseido party too. It made it very
special for the Beauty Consultants. Our president was very impressed with
your work.


Hi Mark,

It was a pleasure meeting you at the Bay’s Spring Cosmetic and Jewelry
Gala. Thank you for drawing such a brilliant portrait of me!

Have a great summer!

Claire Robinson

Hi Mark

Great job last night, you are a masterful schmoozer. Everyone seemed to
love it and it put a nice spin on the evening.

Thank you again.

You can email me your invoice or drop it off, whatever is most


Denise Imbeau
Business Development Manager
Gardner Group

Hi Mark – WOW! Just want to say one big huge thank you for helping make our party such a hoot! Absolutely everyone loved what you did – you can use us for a reference any time! We’ll pass your name on to as many as we can, and will definitely bring you back! Again, thanks so much…..and enjoy wearing your jacket!

Cheers! Julie

When you do as many corporate events as I do, you don’t get a second chance to get it right, so when the occasion calls for a caricaturist, I use Mark Siermaczeski. He is courteous, professional and his caricatures are always a big hit.

Jai Allan-Director of Events
Cantrav West Services – Vancouver, BC, Canada

Mark thank you so much in being a huge part of the biggest week of my year.
Your talent and good natured personality contributed in making the tournament and my promotional booth a huge success. John
Hey there. You are such a trooper. Thanks again so much for adding a special ‘touch’ to the Christmas Breakfast. I know it was freakin early so thank you, thank you, thank you. I love my caricature! Rebecca

I just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you for everything on Friday! Everyone had so much fun and we all LOVE our caricatures! You did a fabulous job! Again, thanks very much! I hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas and all the best for the new year!

Holland Hitch of Canada, Ltd

Hi Mark, Thanks for working the twin’s birthday on Sunday, 13 February. The girls loved having you there and their guests were thrilled to take home their caricatures. Thanks again!


Hi Mark,
That is the coolest caricature you did of me. I would like to use it in the high school year book ad for Kitsilano high if that is okay with you! You are so talented. It is great that I have that caricature on file so I can send it to potential clients for you. I really love it! Thank you! Happy New Year! Best regards, Della

I wanted to thank you for the wonderful job you did last Saturday night for our Christmas party. The staff were thrilled with the results of your drawings. I think there only complaint was waiting their turn.


Hi Mark, It was a pleasure to finally meet you face to face and to have you a special part of the W.J. Mouat 2005 Dry Grad Night To Remember. Your line up (if you did not notice) was the longest at all times and the most popular thanks for my picture, we copied it 4x so all of us have this special memory of being together since we all good friends. I look foward to working with you again at perhaps Dry Grad next year or some other event I may be involved in. Thanks again for helping to make the Night To Remember 2005 a great success.


Hi Mark, Just to thank you one more time, I received very positive feedback from our client as well as our representatives present at the reception. Everybody had fun. Thanks to you and your partner for making this a successful event for us.



Good morning Mark,
Thank you again for a great day yesterday. Definitely a huge hit !! Thanks again! Matthew Coyne,
Executive Director, Tourism Burnaby

Thanks so much, Mark. You really made the evening special for my guests. I hope that I paid you enough…if not, please let me know. I think you’ll probably get some referral work out of the night ….I know everyone was impressed.

Carla Stef
Manager Events and Publicity
Holt Renfrew

What a find Mark was! He was recommended to me when I was looking for a caricaturist for our New Years Millenium Party of year 2000. Mark was the hit of our party and really made the evening a huge success. From the time of his arrival to his leaving he worked nonstop. His quick wit and his ability to pick up on our guests personalities added much humor to the night. Everyone was totally pleased with their caricatures and everyone had a momento of the evening to take home. I again used Mark in June 2001 when I was Chairperson on the Burnaby Central Dry Grad Committee. Again Mark was prompt on his arrival and setup and provided very professional service at our Dry Grad Party. He worked nonstop with the Grads as they were lined up waiting for their pictures to be done. I found Mark to have a natural ability to blend with both adults and teens. I would highly recommend Mark and am pleased to offer my name as a reference.

Mrs. Barb Hardy

Hi Mark, Just a quick note to say that everything turned out great with the printing of the cards and decals! I am very pleased with all of this and I am now doing some extra PR and advertising. Once again I need to thank you for doing such a great caricature and business card design for me!! I truly appreciate your efforts and would highly recommend you to anyone else needing this type of service. Take care and I hope to do business with you again in the future!


Thanks again Mark for making the wedding an evening to remember. People are still talking about how much fun it was. You were great! I will have no hesitation whatsoever when referring you to anyone looking for something unique and special for an event.


Greetings Mark! I wanted to let you know how terrific you were at Eleanor’s Bat Mitzvah party last Saturday. Everyone raved about you! I wanted to book you for my other daughter’s Bat Mitzvah. Rebecca will be having her party on SUNDAY AUGUST 17th. Again, thank you!


You made our night awesome! ! Thanks sooo much!


Hi Mark
Thank you for your participation in our Product Launch. Looking at the line ups, your were totally in demand…Cheers, Marilyn D. Stecko
Director of Sales,

Hi Al, I just wanted to send you off a quick note as I didn’t get a chance to see Mark off last Saturday night. Please pass on to him what an awesome he did and everyone absolutely loved their sketches. I will definitely recommend him in the future.

Thanks once again,