PRICING & BOOKING INFO.
"Not bad! You should think about doing it for a living!!"
Johnny Ball (genial mathematical showman & TV icon)
Here are my hire rates. All I ask is a chance to prove money can't make me happy. I'm practically the only UK caricaturist for hire to have set fees published up on their own site, I don't know why - I find this way reassuringly straightforward.
Made-up "From: £..." fees on agency "starting-price-comparison" websites are generally pitched lower than the going rate so as to steer you towards the numerous random novices & fruitcakes that inhabit them - it's a hit-or-miss business.
Genuine upfront prices along with plenty of examples of on-the-spot sketches on this website also created by the truly charming, modest caricaturist in question (me!) mean you can rest assured that what you see here is exactly what you get.
I'll let you know if there are any travel expenses when I quote. Venues in central London or near me go free, otherwise I add something reasonable. I'm based in Dalston ("Dullston") and use public transport.
Choose wisely! Go by the live artwork, and I'd say try to get some kind of idea of what the person you book is like - there's a social aspect to what I do of course - or you risk ending up with a Muppet!
> There's no VAT on top.
> Preprinting your graphics/logos and/or a message adds £50.
> I'm often most in demand just as I have to leave. Provided I haven't got previous commitments, for £50 per half-hour I can usually stay on.
Drinks, dinner or wedding bookings last anywhere from two to five hours (four is good), although many corporate & public events can run all day, which is absolutely fine by me I can go on forever so the longer the better.
According to the 'time-money ratio' thing, the more time I'm hired for the better the deal it works out at for clients.
I sketch on thick A4 paper/card, and the sketches always go into splash-proof plastic folders.
I can preprint your branding/graphics and/or any message onto the paper, providing an example for you to check before I go to print, making sure it'll look exactly as you want it.
Couples & close-knit groups often naturally adore being immortalised together - as long as I'm not going to be tied up too long with one set of guests, I'm pleased to be able to oblige.
Fees are payable on or a few days before the day of performance (although some corporate clients' terms may vary), by bank transfer, BACS, cheque, cash or PayPal (works with Am Ex).
When we've covered the main points I'll email my booking form along with an invoice to you. Once its been completed, returned and acknowledged, you've secured my services.
All that's then left to do is hold tight until a week or so before the event when we can contact each other to check things are on track - and we're all set to go!
For a quote or if you have any questions, please email or use the enquiry form below, and of course you're welcome to phone.