PRICING & BOOKING INFO
"Not bad! You should think about doing it for a living!!"
Johnny Ball (genial mathematical showman & TV icon), Grosvenor House
I'm practically the only caricaturist - or for that matter 'close-up entertainer' - in the UK to advertise their hire rates clearly up on their own website "for all to see". I suppose I run the risk of being undercut, but I find this way quicker and easier for everyone - as well as reassuringly straightforward.
Venues in central London (or near me) go free, otherwise I'll need to add something for travel in my quote, if so I'll point it out. I'm based in Dalston (quite near Liverpool Street station), and use public transport (apart from the extraordinarily infrequent occasions when I can take the motorbike).
Choose wisely - don't just go by the price, and I'd suggest trying to get an 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!
Upfront pricing, along with plenty of pictures of recent live sketches (and 'orrible ol'Mr Sketchum) on this home-made website mean you can trust that what you see here is exactly what you get.
> There's no VAT on top.
> Preprinting your graphics/logos and/or a message adds £60.
> I'm often most in demand when I'm due to stop. Provided I haven't got previous commitments, I can usually stay on for £90 an hour.
According to the 'time-money ratio' the longer I'm hired for the better the deal.
Drinks, dinner or wedding bookings last anywhere from two to five hours, although many events like trade shows, conferences and gatherings involving the public can take place all day. The longer the better I usually say.
I work on heavy A4 laser paper, and always present sketches to guests in clear & splash-proof envelopes.
I can get your branding/graphics and/or any message onto my paper, providing a design proof for you to check before I go to print, making sure it'll look just right. This service costs £60.
Couples & close-knit groups are often naturally keen to be immortalised together - as long as I'm not going to get too tied up with one set of guests, I'm happy 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're agreed on the main details I'll email my booking form along with an invoice to you. Once that's been completed, returned and acknowledged, you've secured my services.
All that's then left to do is hold tight until one of us "blinks first" (!) a week or so before the event and contacts the other just to check that things are on track - and we're all set.
I'd be the first to admit to having an unusual job, so don't hesitate to get in touch if there's anything I may be able to help with.
If you have any questions or would like a quote, please email or use the enquiry form below, and I'll come back to you by email - or of course you can simply "get on the horn".