Here's the cost to hire this London caricaturist. All I ask is a chance to prove money can't make me happy.
Upfront prices along with gazillions of examples of on-the-spot sketches on a website made by the caricaturist in question mean you can rest assured that what you see here is exactly what you get.
I'm virtually the only caricaturist for hire in the UK to feature set hourly rates on their site, and I don't know why - in terms of the 'work' involved, the only significant difference between bookings is the travel. Maybe they're waiting for an enquiry from Elon Musk.
If the venue is in central London or near me - I'm in Dalston ("Dullston") in east London, and use public transport - then there's no travel charge, otherwise if there is one I'll let you know when I quote.
Example fees on agency price-comparison websites beginning with "From: £..." are usually pitched lower than the going rate so as to entice and steer you towards the numerous random fruitcakes that populate them - it's a hit-or-miss business.
"Not bad! Have you thought about doing it for a living?"
BOOKING INFO & FEES
> There's no VAT on top.
> Preprinting graphics/logos and/or a message adds £80.
> I'm often most in demand just as I have to leave. Provided I haven't got previous commitments, for £70 per half-hour I can usually stay on.
Choose wisely! Go by the quality of the on-the-spot sketches, and I'd say try to get some kind of an idea of what the person you book is actually like - there's a social aspect to what I do of course - or you risk ending up with a Muppet!
According to the 'time-money ratio'-thing, the longer the booking, the better the deal for clients.
Drinks, dinner or wedding bookings last anywhere from two to five hours, although many corporate & public events can last throughout the day, which is fine by me - I can go on forever, so usually it's the longer the better.
Sketches are done on (200gsm) card, and are always presented to guests in a complimentary splash-proof plastic folder, and...
Preprinting branding/logos/graphics and/or messages onto all of my card/paper - with a proof for you to check before I go to print, ensuring it's perfect - adds £80.
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 and returned, you've secured my services.
We then simply hold tight until a week or so before the event, when we can get in touch to check things are on track - and we're set!
Complete the enquiry form below and I'll get back to you as fast as possible (usually very quickly), and you're welcome to email or telephone.