John Mundt, Esquire
FOR HIRE!
Hi there!  My name is John Mundt, Esquire, and I am the artist/writer/creator of the independent comic book, The Adventures of Monkey, but I am also a freelance cartoonist.  I specialize in a sort of half-serious, half-comic art style that is perfect for spot illustrations, interesting logos, unique entertainment for events, or just for getting a cool drawing of your favorite comics, movie, or role-playing, character.  I've created works that have been displayed in the Wisconsin Capitol Building, appeared in the pages of other comics, and illustrated short stories, magazines, and newspaper articles.  I have also worked extensively in the realm of theatre.  I was Director of the Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, Community Theatre for several years, during which I did everything from design costumes and sets to write and/or direct a dozen major productions.  Recently, I have also begun to draw caricatures at charity event fund-raisers, "Special Days" in local communities, and even as part of high school Proms.
So, how much do I charge?  Well, it's a bit like asking "How much do you charge to mow a lawn?"  Some yards are simple rectangles of grass, where others may have rolling hills, multiple garden gnomes, or peculiar care instructions to work around.  I don't charge by the hour so much as I charge by the "difficulty."  Here are some of my standard fees, all of which are subject to change.....and to discounts!  Repeat and multiple order customers get deals!
AND I'M CHEAP!
If you have a favorite comic book or movie character, or perhaps a beloved roll-playing character, and you would like to see him or her in some nifty original artwork, I can provide many inexpensive choices -

Simple "Convention" Sketch - Perhaps just a nice close-up head-shot, or a quick figure drawing, the "Con" sketch is not as complicated as the picture to the left, so it's a lot cheaper - $10 un-inked, $15 inked, $20 w/color

Character Study - Like the drawing here of Yoda, a study is a more detailed work, which requires some research and background drawing - $15 un-inked, $25 inked, $50 w/color.
Every once in a while, a little drawing or two would spice up a publication of some sort.  Whether report, article, feature, story, or book, I can provide a unique graphic to illustrate your point!  Most publications have standard art-for-hire rates, but, for those who don't, here is what I have been charging -

Small Illustrations - Like some of these drawings of characters from the Land of Oz, $10 - $20 each, depending on size and complexity

Larger Illustrations - Usually similar to the Character Study, $25 - $50 black line work, $50 - $150 for color (usually painted)
Amazingly, I've depicted more than 12,000 faces since I began actively drawing caricatures at public events about eleven years ago.  It's hard to believe that I did so much work having so much fun!

The drawing in the photo is one that I did during an outdoor event (all "Event" caricatures are done on this larger, 18" x 24" poster-size paper).

I have two kinds of rate plans for most Caricature Drawing at Events;

1) The Hourly Fee Plan - The hosting organization pays a set fee, and the attendees are drawn for free.  The cost is $100 per hour, one hour minimum (and 27 cents per mile if the event is a long way from home) for events four hours and under in length.  Lengthier events may require "hazard pay," depending on the circumstances.

2) The Per Drawing Fee Plan - The hosting group pays a smaller fee, and attendees pay me to be drawn. The cost for this is $50 for the event, $7 per face.
Oh, let's see...I've also drawn logos for restaurants and web-sites, pigs and chickens for a farm supply company, graphics for text books and stationary, and even artwork for tattoos and motorcycle jackets.  These are just a few of the more "common" requests for art that I get.  It's just the tip of the iceberg of what I have done, or could do.  I'm sure that you have a great idea, or a need for one, that I can help with.  Feel free to send an e-mail request or question to contact@johnmundtesquire.com, and we'll do some business (but be sure to write as early as you can...I get booked up pretty quickly)!  I also have a comic book cartooning lecture and workshop series.  Check that out at The Adventures of COMICS!
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WOMP, 1411 S. 14th Street,
Prairie du Chien, WI 53821-2835 USA
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(To the right is a character design, a "big project" example)
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