Simon Ellinas has supplied me with excellent cartoons to accompany our Budget coverage that are witty and also convey economic ideas to the readers. He is a brilliant caricaturist and his work provides a wry commentary on events. He is fast, flexible and a thoroughly nice bloke too. Ten out of ten from me. Highly recommend. Ruth Sunderland, Business Editor, Daily Mail
Ruth Sunderland, Business Editor
We were delighted with the cartoon of Jean Claude Juncker that Simon did for Wprost Magazine (14/2017) and would highly recommend him to anyone publishing a magazine or website.
Simon is a genius at interpreting both personalities and concepts into fun cartoons. I have worked with Simon on a number of projects over the last 10 years and in my experience, he always gets it just right!
International Mediator and Speaker
Dickens’ Boz, Gerald Scarfe, EH Shepherd. You’ve heard of these paradigm changers, those who brought new context to history with their penetrating insights, social commentary, and savage wit? Well, so has Simon Ellinas. I first got to know this London-based cartoonist when he appeared – as if by magic – at a gathering of students and started scribbling away. Everyone at that meeting, over 20 people, went home with a caricature of themselves doing studenty things appropriate to their professional station… and a year later, many were still on the walls of the halls! Suffice to say Simon does a bit of caricature in the same sense W. A. Mozart wrote a bit of opera. A tingling buildup which ends in a massive crescendo of emotion that blows the cobwebs from your brain and buffs the sheen of your soul. Who’d have thought that such genius could gush in such quantity from a simple A3 pad and a Magic Marker or two? Simon illustrated people at my wedding, and it’s fair to say my guests didn’t know what hit them
I wanted again to say a big thank you for your involvement in our African Footballer of the Year project this year – we wanted to go bigger and better than in previous years and I think we achieved that. I was delighted with the way the cartoon profiles came out, and I hope you saw the results of the edits on the BBC Sport website and Facebook pages – there was a really good response to them, and I think we will, if it’s ok with you, frame up the original drawings and send them to the five nominees as gifts
Giles Goford, Senior Producer
You’ve managed to make me look more handsome than I am, which is rare for a caricature
F ONLY I looked that good IRL – it’s fab 🙂
Simon came to my 50th birthday party and drew caricatures of the guests. It went down very well, and many people remarked on how it added to the evening’s entertainment. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Simon for any gathering of people for some light-hearted entertainment.
Simon attended our Company Golf Day and drew caricatures for our guests at the evening dinner. It was a great source of entertainment for the event. The caricatures were of exceptional quality and all our guests were extremely impressed by Simon’s talent. Thank you Simon for helping to make a great and memorable day
We commissioned Simon at extremely short notice to produce a large cartoon (whilst being filmed!) for us for a political package in our nightly national news programme. Simon took to the brief instantly and intelligently and, to be honest, probably had a a better understanding of what we needed than we did. Not only was the end product immaculate, the process of filming and working with him was a pleasure. Simon was fast, professional and good humoured whilst working under extreme time-pressure. I look forward to working with him again
George Coote, News Editor
ITN/Channel 5 News
I have been using Simon Ellinas for over 25 years to provide an annual caricature of our golf society’s Captain. The presentation is one of the highlights of the year. Simon’s work is always excellent and we will continue to use his services for as long as we can
Simon, I’d like to thank you again for the amazing caricatures you drew at our two Christmas parties for carers in December 2014. It was wonderful to have you at these events as it added an extra special and unique touch to the parties which everyone loved, even those that decided against having their caricature done liked the finish work of art. I was lucky to have had two done, one at each party 🙂 You were personable but professional and I will definitely consider using your services for future events – June x
Just a short note to thank you once again for providing such fun and entertainment at the DMT New Year party. I can see your caricatures adorning many a theatre office and box office as I do my rounds of the West End – all of the guests were delighted including Cameron. Thank you so much for all of your time and effort, which combined with your convivial charm just adds the perfect touch to any party. Hoping to work with you again very soon
Delfont Mackintosh Theatres
Simon is a pleasure to work with. He gets the brief straight away and there isn’t a constant flow of version 1-10 as you don’t need to have. He is our go-to cartoonist whenever we need them for our magazines and websites”
Richard Alvin, Group Managing Director
Capital Business Media
WOW. Love the cartoon! I’m going to firebomb your office – can I put it on my website? Thanks. And it reminded me I suit Blue
Simon’s election cartoons were a pithy response to the 2016 London mayoral campaign: smart, funny and looked great online.
Rachel Holdsworth, Editor
Simon created a cartoon for a poster for my Edinburgh Fringe show a couple of years ago. He was easy to work with, listened carefully to the brief and came up with exactly what I asked for. A talented and professional man.
Simon was the ultimate professional at our wedding.. Unobtrusive, polite and he delighted everyone with his work