Showing posts with label Mike Jenkins. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mike Jenkins. Show all posts

Monday, September 18, 2017

Memories Through Lunch and Art: Dad decorates daughter’s lunch bags

Memories Through Lunch and Art: Dad decorates daughter's lunch bags

Maureen Umeh

Fox5's Good Day DC Sep 18, 2017

Arlington cartoonist Mike Jenkins has made lasting memories with his daughter -- one lunch bag at a time.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Oct 20, 24: Mike Jenkins' LunchBagArt reception

Mike Jenkins' LunchBagArt is on display at Studio Pause during the month of October. Please join us for a reception on Oct 20 6-8pm where Mike will talk about his inspriration, his daily method, and answer questions. Studio Pause owner Sush Mazumdar creates beautifully handmade books, so the much awaited LunchBag Art Books will also be for sale!

Studio Pause is at 2421 26th Rd South, Arlington, VA, just east of S. Glebe Rd. Not lots of parking, so plan on extra time to find a spot.


Art to Lunch coverReception, Sat., Oct 24, 6-8 pm
Art to Lunch: Thinking Outside the Bag with Cartoonist Mike Jenkins After a 25 year career as an Editorial Cartoonist, Mike Jenkins left the newspaper business but is still recovering (though he occasionally falls off the wagon). He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife Tish and daughter Maggy and works primarily as a caricaturist. He started his company Capital Artworks to provide caricaturists for events around the DC area as well as custom artwork for corporate, government and private clients.

When his two older children left for college, he started doodling on Maggy’s school lunch bags. When she mentioned one night during dinner that all the kids in cafeteria would run to see her lunch bag every day, they knew they were onto something. Mike’s wife posted the next bag on Facebook, and they were stunned by the positive reaction. That’s when Mike knew the pressure was on, and he was back to facing a daily deadline!

PLUS! Art to Lunch: Thinking Outside the Bag, a Handmade Storybook with 17 of Mike’s Lunch Bag art which will be available for sale at the reception.

Mike’s work can be seen daily on Instagram and Twitter @CapitalArtworks and on his website at

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

"Art to Lunch" exhibit and reception at Studio Pause this month

On Saturday, October 24th, award-winning cartoonist Mike Jenkins, who lives in northern Virginia, will be hosting his art reception, "Art to Lunch", from 6-8 pm at Studio Pause in Arlington, VA. For the past year or so, I've been following Mike's daily posts featuring the adventures of young Maggie and her struggles and challenges faced each and every day at school, as she forges ahead on her quest to make it through to another weekend. It is a truly amazing comic art series, and I'm always greatly impressed by Mike's seemingly inexhaustible ability to portray each single day that Maggie faces, in a brand new way. Drawn on brown paper lunch bags, it will be even more of a treat to see these works in person, so mark your calendars and don't sleep on this one!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Mike Jenkins' Capital Artworks

Mike is a local caricaturist who lives in Northern Va.

From his Facebook page:

Capital Artworks' personalized art entertains with caricatures at an event or art for a special gift. See to see what we're up to!


Capital Artworks was started by award winning Editorial Cartoonist Mike Jenkins after he left the newspaper business. Combining his caricature skills with his ability to express a unique angle on a story graphically, Capital Artworks was born. By hiring only the best caricature artists, vetted and trusted by Mike personally, to meet his high standards, Capital Artworks entertains at events big and small alike and to create that perfect gift for a milestone event.