Archive for the ‘Caricature’ Category

Movin’ on up…


So, I’ve redesigned my page and am going to be hosting it myself from now on. Come visit me there at if you want to see my latest works (& I know you do).


Celebrating 25 Years of Success!


Celebrating 25 Years of Success - BW line art, digitally illustrated group caricature.

I’m with…


It’s an established fact that Conan O’Brien is a preferable talk show host to Jay Leno (one that apparently NBC execs are unaware of). After seeing literally hundreds of my fb friends sign up for the “I’m with COCO” club, it occurred to me that virtually ANY Coco would make a more compelling host than the whiny talking chin.
So, given that I have this moderately funny parody idea and nowhere to put it… I’m experimenting with a self-distribution model that also uses the whole grass-roots social media campaign. If it gives you a chuckle, link up to it, and pass it along to your friends. Maybe enough of them will order a print to make this experiment a success.
PS: I hardly watch TV, but FYI, Jimmy Kimmel trumps Conan, Leno, Letterman, Fallon & Ferguson. That said even Kimmell is no Byron Allen!

Follicles of Fury!


My cousin Paul Luther as a young Olympic wrestling hopeful in the age of the afro. Caricature drawn entirely in Adobe Photoshop.


Caricature 11/08



Full color digitally illustrated caricature for corporate client’s CEO Birthday Gift. Yet another happy caricature subject, lovingly roasted by his employees! Artwork created and rendered in Photoshop.

Caricature 12/08


matt_caricature_12-081Full color digitally illustrated caricature for corporate client’s Holiday Gift. As per usual, it was the hit of their Christmas Party! Artwork created and rendered in Photoshop.



Cartoon Parodies created in Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark, InDesign and Traditional Media for humor publications Cracked Magazine and Gag! Magazine.

Illustrated and Designed by Dave Berns

Ripped from the pages of world-famous… er, infamous… ok, ok, long-forgotten Humor Magazines Cracked and Gag, these parodies were all lovingly illustrated by me. Just about the most fun I’ve ever had professionally. If you’re looking for contributions to a humor/parody publication, please believe I want in! Enjoy…



Custom studio caricatures created in Photoshop for freelance and private clients.

Illustrated by Dave Berns

Whether it’s for a magazine cover, marketing collateral or just a unique framed gift poking fun at the recipient, my Caricature work has made many a client laugh… usually at the expense of the piece’s subject!