We are way faster than anyone else around. I draw 25 faces per hour because for me this is the natural way I draw, not something I have to think about and work at consciously. As a result, my caricatures are authentic CARTOON caricatures, which is what caricatures are supposed to be. The whole idea of a caricature is to use as few lines as possible and as few details as possible to capture ONLY the ESSENCE, NOT to do what a realistic or "serious" portrait or illustration does, examining and studying and fussing over every detail or going for decoration and eye candy, which is a whole different idea from caricature.
If you look at our Facebook page at http://www.Facebook.com/FunnyNotUgly, you will find hundreds (might be thousands) of photos of happy customers drawn in 1.5-2 minutes each at ACTUAL EVENTS, not at retail stands where it typically takes 15-30 minutes per person by most of those misnomering themselves as "caricaturists." For me, 3 minutes is a slow one. Most others CLAIM to do 12-15 per hour but don't even deliver 10. We are the only ones with UNedited video proving our speed and abilities. When the "competition" uses time-lapse videos you know they will be a bore to watch and result in long lines, long waits and long sits. Watching us draw is more like seeing a magic act than some artist sitting there drawing slowly. We hit the nail on the head 99.9999999% of the time and the other .00000000% it is very close. This is HARDER, not easier, when doing a super-simple drawing, and almost nobody else can come close to achieving this.
Many of our "likers" on Facebook are from Asian countries where manga and anime are popular because they come from a culture with a long tradition of elegant LINE art where LINE drawings are understood and appreciated. Here in the USA, too many people are taken in by the "lipstick on the pig" instead of looking at what the lipstick is camouflaging...a lot of excessive shading or other visual bells and whistles distracting the viewers from a weak or bad underlying drawing which fails to capture the essence.