Below is a list of my most frequently asked questions regarding my cartooning services. If there’s anything you can’t see here, please feel free to contact me.
I’m lucky enough to live right on the edge of the glorious Salisbury plain in Wiltshire, UK. Our weather varies, but the secenery is lovely – and there’s plenty of room to walk the dog!
If you’re looking to commission me for a cartooning or illustration project, then please head over to my contact page and choose one of the several contact options. Please just provide me with a name, contact details and a brief overview/details of your project, plus any timescales should you require the work urgently. I’ll then email you back, more than likely with a quote if I have enough detail and we can get started!
As I currectly only work part-time on the cartooning, the average cartoon character or logo from start to finish is usually a month turnaround, but all depends on how quickly you can reply to any queries or proofs from myself. I’m more than happy to work on a tighter deadline for you though should the needs arise.
I include several revisions on the artworks, so I will endeavour to make any amends to the illustration until you are 100% happy with it. If in the unlikely event we can’t get anywhere, then I will happily offer a full refund. If the artwork required is substantially different from the original, I may have to charge for additional work. This is the reason I ask you to approve the pencils before moving onto the digital stage.
This is always a tricky one, as all projects vary and therefore I don’t have set prices for my cartoons, as it would all depend on the scope of the project. I do have set prices for certain services, such as the cartoon logo designs, however, but the best way to find out is to contact me for a quote.
This can depend on the client and/or the situation. I generally insist on a 50% payment up front and the remainder on completion of the work. If you’re a sole trader however, I may ask for 100% payment upfront.
Bank transfer or PayPal both work best for me. PayPal is also a safe option for both parties.
I’m afraid most of the artwork shown on my website/social media was created for clients and I’m displaying them purely for portfolio purposes. If there is something that catches your eye though, please do get in touch and we can discuss. Please do not use them without permission.
The majority (if not all) of my artworks take place digitally, so there aren’t any physical sketches I can send. I will, however, be sending sketches and concepts to you as part of the approval process as we work on a project. These are usually in the form of branded PDF files.
About 8 litres a day on average, sometimes more…
This is entirely up to you, the client. I’m more than happy to send over PNG, PDF and JPEG files. Let me know if you require a specific file type though.
Original source files / vector files however may incur an additional cost for usage.
I always prefer to communicate via email – it’s just easier to keep track of conversation and also for sending proof versions of the artworks. Please do feel free to get in touch with me via social media too though in the first instance, if that is easier.
This varies depending on how big the project is, what is required and how busy my current schedule is. I will keep you informed every step of the process though, usually via email.
I’ve always been afraid of offending people with drawings of them, so I don’t do caricatures. I have created ‘likenesses’ of people in the past, but nothing like the full-on caricatures you see at weddings or the big newspapers.
In a word – NO! Please don’t ask me to draw other people’s characters or mascots – for a start this is illegal and secondly, I like to create my own characters and cartoons, not just copy others work. So please don’t ask… please!
Yes, all rights to the cartoons are included in the cost – all I ask is that you don’t use them in any rude or defamatory way, and as much as possible credit me when they are used. Links back to my website are also much appreciated!