Doug Shannon

Drawing traffic and smiles at over 50 trade shows and conferences a year, the  "hardest working man in show business"  has sparked a wildfire of demand for live digital caricature, and to meet that demand Doug created EventToons Inc. "My goal is to bring the best talent together with the best clients," he says, and his lineup of artists reflects that high standard. EventToons artists are the artists that Doug loves and respects, not only for their artistic merit but for their professionalism and people skills. Doug's vast experience allows him to give these artists the support that enables them to be their best. Whether you choose Doug or one of his associate artists, you can rest assured you have the best live digital talent available!

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Doug Shannon's Recent Events

Tripwire at RSA

Conference in San Francisco Bay Area on Tuesday, April 21, 2015.   Artist(s)   
Doug Shannon
Rose Shannon
Tripwire at RSA

Pearson at NCTM

Conference in Boston on Thursday, April 16, 2015.   Artist(s)   
Doug Shannon
Other
The queue
by Michael
by Michael
by Michael
by Michael
by Michael
Pearson at NCTM
by Doug
by Doug
by Doug
by Doug
by Doug
Michael Graessle joined me in Boston for this conference for math teachers. Pearson, our client, provided us with the cutest template I've ever worked with by far!

VisionWare at HIMSS

Trade Show in Chicago on Tuesday, April 14, 2015.   Artist(s)   Doug Shannon
VisionWare at HIMSS
VisionWare at HIMSS
VisionWare at HIMSS
VisionWare at HIMSS
VisionWare at HIMSS
VisionWare at HIMSS
This is the mother of health care shows and it swamped McCormick place with IT pros and health execs from all over the world. This artist was fortunate enough to be employed by one of the newest and most original vendors, and they were a real pleasure to work with.

MRS Spring

Conference in San Francisco Bay Area on Tuesday, April 7, 2015.   Artist(s)   Doug Shannon
MRS Spring
MRS Spring
MRS Spring
MRS Spring
This the fourth or fifth year MRS has invited me back to their Spring conference and demand hasn't dropped a bit. This multicultural bunch of nanotech professionals and graduate school researchers really appreciate a bit of whimsy during what is otherwise a very technical and intense experience. The last photo is what I found waiting for me when I arrived for work at 10a on the second day of the conference. :)

Medrio

Corporate Event in San Francisco Bay Area on Thursday, March 26, 2015.   Artist(s)   Doug Shannon
Medrio
Medrio
Medrio
Hiphop themed parties can be hard on us boomers, after all I raised three kids through the teen years and I have PTSD. But when you are drawing caricatures a good beat will really drive you, 'specially when you are up past your bed time. :)

No Jitter - Enterprise Connect

Conference in on Monday, March 16, 2015.   Artist(s)   Doug Shannon
No Jitter - Enterprise Connect
No Jitter - Enterprise Connect
No Jitter - Enterprise Connect
No Jitter - Enterprise Connect
No Jitter - Enterprise Connect
No Jitter - Enterprise Connect
No Jitter - Enterprise Connect
No Jitter - Enterprise Connect
No Jitter - Enterprise Connect
No Jitter - Enterprise Connect
No Jitter - Enterprise Connect
No Jitter - Enterprise Connect
No Jitter - Enterprise Connect
No Jitter - Enterprise Connect
Enterprise Connect celebrated their 25th anniversary by inviting 5000 guests to get their caricatures drawn. OK, there was also an expo hall with some vendors and a full agenda of speakers and sessions, but our little corner had an inside track on the FUN. Thanks to photographer Kevin McKinney for the last five shots above!

Rackspace at Adobe Digital Marketing Summit

Conference in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, March 10, 2015.   Artist(s)   Doug Shannon
Rackspace at Adobe Digital Marketing Summit
Rackspace at Adobe Digital Marketing Summit
Rackspace at Adobe Digital Marketing Summit
Rackspace at Adobe Digital Marketing Summit
Rackspace at Adobe Digital Marketing Summit
Rackspace at Adobe Digital Marketing Summit
Rackspace at Adobe Digital Marketing Summit
Rackspace at Adobe Digital Marketing Summit
Salt Lake City, where the women are strong, the beer is weak and even the downtown is wide open spaces.

SGI at CASH

Conference in San Francisco Bay Area on Tuesday, February 24, 2015.   Artist(s)   Doug Shannon
SGI at CASH
SGI at CASH
SGI at CASH
SGI at CASH

Burns & McDonnell at DistribuTech 15

Conference in Los Angeles / San Diego on Monday, February 2, 2015.   Artist(s)   Doug Shannon
Burns & McDonnell at DistribuTech 15
Burns & McDonnell at DistribuTech 15
Burns & McDonnell at DistribuTech 15
Burns & McDonnell at DistribuTech 15
Burns & McDonnell at DistribuTech 15
Burns & McDonnell at DistribuTech 15
Burns & McDonnell at DistribuTech 15
San Diego is one beautiful place to be in February and attendees here seemed grateful to be here. This artist was grateful for my client and staff, who are a pleasure to work with. Note the last photo with the French bulldog. Pet caricatures are historically a no-no for me, but something about this little fireplug touched my heart. When I got him in my lap I wanted to make a run for it.

Optum at Aria

Corporate Event in Las Vegas on Wednesday, January 28, 2015.   Artist(s)   
Doug Shannon
Other
Zach Trenholm
Optum at Aria
Optum at Aria
Optum at Aria
EventToons brought esteemed associate artist Zach Trenholm—that's Zach at work in the last photo above, along with 3 other guest artists to help out at this huge event held at the incomparable Aria in Las Vegas.

Zagg at CES 2015

Trade Show in Las Vegas on Tuesday, January 6, 2015.   Artist(s)   Doug Shannon
Zagg at CES 2015
Zagg at CES 2015
Zagg at CES 2015
Zagg at CES 2015
Zagg at CES 2015
Zagg at CES 2015
Zagg at CES 2015
Zagg at CES 2015
Zagg at CES 2015
Zagg at CES 2015
CES is the mother of consumer tech shows, so my client, Zagg, who make the best smartphone and tablet peripherals around, naturally wants to make a strong impression. With 150,000 attendees smothering the convention halls for four days, this artist drew his tail off.

Thomson Reuters at AALL 14

Conference in Washington DC / Baltimore / Arlington on Saturday, January 3, 2015.   Artist(s)   Doug Shannon
Thomson Reuters at AALL 14
Thomson Reuters at AALL 14
Thomson Reuters at AALL 14
Thomson Reuters at AALL 14
Thomson Reuters at AALL 14
Thomson Reuters at AALL 14
I love drawing law profs! They are used to being lampooned by their students and they never fail to have an opinion, which makes for great conversation. Thanks to all for a fun conference! (more pix coming!)

SGI at CSBA

Trade Show in San Francisco Bay Area on Monday, December 15, 2014.   Artist(s)   
Doug Shannon
Salah Khudari
SGI at CSBA
Salah and are sharing the load here at Moscone center, with Salah caring the heavy end.

Jacob's Mitzvah

Private Party in San Francisco Bay Area on Saturday, December 13, 2014.   Artist(s)   Doug Shannon
Jacob's Mitzvah
Jacob's Mitzvah
Jacob's Mitzvah
Jacob's Mitzvah
I can't remember the last mitzvah I did, probably for Jacob's brother 3 years ago. Bonnie can be very persuasive. :)

Special Event

Private Party in San Francisco Bay Area on Tuesday, December 9, 2014.   Artist(s)   
Doug Shannon
Other
Rose Shannon
by Doug
Rose at work
by Jon
by Jon
by Doug
Rose at work
Guest artist Jon Casey joined Rose and myself at an undisclosed location in the heart of silicon valley for this all-iPad event.

Google Holiday Party

Private Party in San Francisco Bay Area on Saturday, December 6, 2014.   Artist(s)   
Doug Shannon
Other
Rose Shannon
Rose at work
Marcus at work
Elementary my dear Watson. Doug drew it.
Rose's last subject
Guest artist Marcus Sakota joined Rose and myself at the Academy of Science for another big holiday party for our friends in Mountainview. The theme was Sherlock and Watson and a few of the guests went all out costume-wise.

Google Robotics Holiday Party

Private Party in San Francisco Bay Area on Friday, December 5, 2014.   Artist(s)   Doug Shannon
Google Robotics Holiday Party
Google Robotics Holiday Party
I was very excited to be drawing for this group of engineers who are working hard on making machines that can do all that stuff I hate doing, like folding laundry and vacuuming.With any luck I'll be able to send a cute little Picassobot to next year's party to draw the caricatures for me, and then update this blog afterwards.

Micron at SC14

Trade Show in New Orleans on Monday, November 17, 2014.   Artist(s)   
Doug Shannon
Rose Shannon
Zach Trenholm
Micron at SC14

Experian Healthcare Summit

Conference in Austin on Tuesday, November 11, 2014.   Artist(s)   
Doug Shannon
Rose Shannon
Experian Healthcare Summit

Scout a Schwab Impact

Conference in Denver on Wednesday, November 5, 2014.   Artist(s)   Doug Shannon
Scout a Schwab Impact
Scout a Schwab Impact
Scout a Schwab Impact
Scout a Schwab Impact
Scout a Schwab Impact
Scout a Schwab Impact
This is the big one for financial planners. With guest speakers Ben Bernanke and W hisself, not to mention entertainment from Train, there was plenty of opportunity for learning as well as fun. Scout Funds certainly did their share of the latter, bringing yours truly to IMPACT for the 5th consecutive year.