YOUR VERY OWN ORIGINAL COMIC ARTWORK
Here's all the info you'll need for getting a commission, with examples and a contact form at the bottom.
the simple commission process
You get in touch: pop me a message using the form below, outlining your idea letting me know which option you think will work best for you
I get some details from you: I'll respond asking for a few more specific details, confirming the price and giving you a rough timeline of the job
Ideas and rough draft: I'll send you some ideas followed by a rough draft based on your initial idea, asking for your input regarding concept/colours/text etc.
50% deposit: as soon as it’s paid, the real comic fun begins!
Revision cycle one: using your feedback from the rough draft, I'll create a second version with full colour and neatness and send that to you for another round of feedback
Revision cycle two: now that you can see it in colour, you can see what details you want to change/add
Final version: Ill send you through a final version as a high resolution PNG (or whichever formats you’d like - JPG, PDF, AI, SVG etc)
Payment: the last step :)
Happiness! Your custom comic is yours forever! You can print it or share it online or get it on a t-shirt or tattoo it on your face - the options are endless.
The rates for set pieces are laid out below, for custom jobs or ongoing projects I charge by the hour.
Unfortunately I don't take on any jobs less for less than £120 because I like to put a lot of thought and time into each commission and it's not practical to do that for very small jobs. If you're just looking for something quick and simple, I highly recommend checking out Upwork which is a trusted and affordable platform to hire freelance writers and illustrators for all projects - big and small!
payment methods: Paypal (international), Transferwise or EFT (South Africa)
The current average turnaround time for a commission is about two weeks but this differs from job to job, depending on how quickly you give me feedback for each revision cycle as well as on my calendar and workload. I only take on two commissions per month (and there’s usually a two or three month waitlist) so if you need something done before a certain date, it's best to get in touch sooner rather than later!
things I don’t do
drugs: they’re illegal
logo design: I’m not a graphic designer (at least, not a good one) so I don’t offer graphic design services like logo design, booklet design etc.
change my style: I only work in my current visual style - comics, fun, simple
printing and framing: but if you live in South Africa, I’d recommend Wet Ink as a great place for your printing
videos: they take too long - sorry
free comics: all booked up on this front at the moment, will update this page as soon as I’ve got capacity for new charity projects!
1. single image project: £150/ $190
These can take a variety of forms, including website banners (like the one below), shirt or merchandise designs as well as humorous comics or illustrations depicting a particular memory or entertaining imaginary scene. Your imagination is the limit, really, and I always have LOTS of ideas if you're struggling.
2. sequence/story poster: £300 / $390
These always go down well as gifts and I have so much fun making them! You don't need to come up with any of the content (although you absoluteyl can if you want to) - just give me a rough idea and the rest will follow!
3. corporate team poster: £350/ $450
Give me a description of each person in your team, send some funny stories and some photos, and I'll draw you all! This is a really fun gift to give to a team to commemorate working together.
4. selection of 8-12 comics: £400/ $490
These bundles are comics are ideal for speeches, presentations, little books or articles. We'll go through a description of each comic and how they should all tie together, as well as how to develop little characters/themes that run through the whole project. Watch Dave Cornthwaite's TedX talk to see a bunch of comics in action.
"The team absolutely LOVED your cartoon. They are putting it in the company newsletter and are absolutely over the moon!"
- M. D. J, Deloitte
"This is absolutely perfect. These look EXACTLY how they happened. I love it SO much. Thank you!"
- K. P.
THIS IS BRILLIANT.
- N. C.
"Thank you SO much. I absolutely LOVE my gift. It's so spot on... just perfect. Had me in happy birthday tears this morning. "
- T. T.