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What is ISCA?

The International Society of Caricature Artists is a non-profit trade organization dedicated to the art of caricature. We have hundreds of talented members from around the world and we would love to have you join us.  

Our Mission

  • To promote the art of caricature

  • To educate the public and the media about the art of caricature

  • To provide our members with resources about caricature as both an art-form as well as a profession

  • To connect, inspire and entertain people around the globe through the art form of caricature

Members receive our quarterly magazine, Exaggerated Features, which has articles about caricaturing, featured artists tips and stories as well as other useful information about caricature illustration. ISCA’s annual conference features guest speakers, lectures, seminars, competitions, awards and the camaraderie of peers and professionals in the field. ISCA is a professional association but welcomes anyone interested in the art of caricature.

Our Values

  • We are committed to advocating for and advancing the art of caricature

  • We are dedicated to maintaining integrity in professional practice

  • We respect people, value diversity and are committed to equality

A Brief History

ISCA was formed in 1989 by Wallace "Buddy" Rose. Buddy created a forum for caricaturists by providing a quarterly newsletter and annual convention. The original goal was to create an organization that would seek out charitable and mutual benefits for united artists. It operated briefly as a booking agency until filing its application in compliance with article 5154a making it a trade union in 1994. In 1995 the new constitution was ratified in San Antonio, TX, ISCA was granted non-profit status, and the first election was held. In 2009, ISCA officially changed its name from the National Caricaturist Network to the International Society of Caricature Artists and ratified a new constitution.

ISCA boasts some of the most recognizable names in the industry as members, friends and speakers. Al Hirshfeld, Sebastian Krüger (Famed Caricature Painter/Maser Class Instructor), Maria Picassó i Piquer (ICON Magazine, Barron's), Steven Silver (Character Designer, Kim Possible, Clerks: The Animated Series), Asia Ellington (Visual Development, Disney TVA), Nasrin Sheykhi (U.S. Genius Visa recipient), David Cowles (Entertainment Weekly), Jason Seiler (TIME Magazine, NY Times) as well as Jack Davis, Mort Drucker, Sam Viviano and Tom Richmond all of Mad Magazine. Many ISCA members are accomplished as artists not only in caricaturing, but in other artistic fields as well.

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