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F.A.Q.: Frequently Asked Questions

The most frequenlty questions asked to Ludus

Here below there are some of the frequently asked questions put to a cartoonist and to a web designer. For other informations, contact me.

  • 1- What's the price of a cartoon or an illustration?
  • 2- And what's the price of a comics story?
  • 3- How much time you need to make a cartoon or an illustration?
  • 4- May I use a bought drawing as I want?
  • 5- Will be the signature of the author in the drawing?
  • 6- Is the original drawing property of the one who bought it?
  • 7- Is it possible to see a sketch first?
  • 8- Do I must pay the sketches?
  • 9- What's the price of a subject or a comic scenario?
  • 10- How do you deliver the drawings?
  • 11- How I must pay you the drawings?
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  • 1- What's the price of a cartoon or an illustration?

  • The price of a cartoon or an illustration depends to the technique used and to the difficulty to make it. A cartoon (or an illustration) in black and white will cost less than the same coloured. We must consider also the time to make a cartoon (or an illustration): quick sketch (to study the scene), sending of it to the client for the approval, possible modifications, documentation (the drawer cannot draw mentally, but he must absolutely document himself about the background to draw), possible studies of objects/characters to draw, penciling, inking, possible colouring. Obviously, the size of the drawing influences the prize. Generally, the humorous cartoons will be make in A4 format maximum, while the illustrations don't have a maximum size. Last, but not least, you must consider the costs of the materials and the tools used to draw: pencils, rubbers, inks, album, colours.
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  • 2-And what's the price of a comics story?

  • Same speech for a comics story. The cost of it depends also to the number of the pages.
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  • 3-How much time you need to make a cartoon or an illustration?

  • The realization of a cartoon doesn't require generally more than a day. An illustration is a longer and more difficult work and the time to make it depends to the difficulty and the size of the drawing. But you must consider that the drawer has also other works in progress and dead lines to respect: so, please don't ask for a drawing today for yesterday... But, as the drawer is a sort of a mercenary, he can make miracles for money...
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  • 4-May I use a bought drawing as I want?

  • It depends on the agreements with the author. Generally, the author sells the print rights of his works for one use only (for ex. a cartoon in a magazine). I remember that it is a commercial exploitation of an intelligence work, then the author must get the right remuneration for several commercial uses of his works.
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  • 5-Will be the signature of the author in the drawing?

  • Cartoons, illustrations and comics stories are signed and it's not possible, neither right nor correct, to take off the signature of the author. In special cases you can take off the signature in the drawing after the print, for ex. in a character created for advertising use or like a logo of a company.
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  • 6-Is the original drawing property of the one who bought it?

  • No. The original drawing (cartoon, illustration, comic story) is copyright of the author. The author sell the print rights of his works accordingly with the requests of the client. The original drawing can be, obviously, bought by the client or others. These ones can not reproduce the drawing neither parts of it without the written permission of the client that bought the print rights.
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  • 7-Is it possible to see a sketch first?

  • Yes. The first step of the realization of a cartoon (or an illustration or a comics story) is the sketch, that is a quick pencil draft to see if the drawer got the right view of the client's idea.
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  • 8-Do I must pay the sketches?

  • No, generally you must not pay the sketches, unless you will change your idea continuously and the drawer must make a lot of sketches. But this is a border-line case.
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  • 9-What's the price of a subject or a comic scenario?

  • The price of a subject depends to its length. The price of a comic scenario depends to the number of the pages.
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  • 10-How do you deliver the drawings?

  • The deliver will be make accordingly to the client's decision. The required drawing will be delivered in a CD-Rom and sent. Or I will deliver the original, if the client needs it. I remember you that generally the drawers sell the copyright of the drawings, not the originals drawings.
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  • 11-How I must pay you the drawings?

  • You can pay with cash or with transfer order or with postal order. You must give an earnest and the balance on delivery.











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