Norman Hood has been a professional cartoonist for 30 years - and has not worn well! Now you can commission one of his legendary cartoon portraits through this website! Click on the links below to browse the galleries, or contact us today to commission a bespoke cartoon portrait.
Cartoon portraits can be produced from photographs to provide an amusing and memorable gift for any occasion. Available in two size options, with a framing service available, you need never struggle for that 'difficult' present again!
A GIFT THEY'LL NEVER FORGET
TO ORDER YOUR CARTOON PORTRAIT....
Firstly, decide on the size and style of your picture. We work in two sizes, A4 (approx 11 3/4" x 8 1/4" or 297 x 210 mm) or A3 (double the A4 size) On the Cartoon Gallery page, the options are illustrated - you will note that the A4 does NOT have a detailed background...this is because of space restrictions.
Then your choice is between Black & White and Colour cartoons. This is really down to personal preference, though please note that the colour cartoon only has colour applied to the 'victim', so that they stand out from the background. The picture is not a mass of colour, but is a formula that has worked well for us over the last 25 years!
Guess what, another choice. You can have your cartoon with minimal background, just the 'victim' in the pose and dress you request (though we will throw in a few little extras if they are important - see our gallery for examples again)
If you go for detailed background, however, then we encourage you to throw everything in - kitchen sink included! We can cram in as many hobbies, anecdotes. jokes, leg-pulls and stories as you like....have some fun with it. Don't worry about context or setting, we'll get it all in! One small point - we won't put anything TOO rude on there. These are NOT caricatures - they are portraits that people will display with pride for many years, hopefully. For that reason we do not exaggerate physical features(too much) or put anything obviously embarrassing on the picture.
And finally......Framed or unframed - it's up to you. We have two stock frames, one is a plain Black Certificate type frame which fits the picture exactly. The second is a larger brown wood frame with gold trim and a quality card mount. On the price list this is referred to as the 'DeLuxe' frame, but in the office it's known as the 'Posh' one. Please note that framed pictures are sent by our overnight carrier, so extra shipping charge I'm afraid.
That's all your decisions done!
The next step is to email us with the following information, please....
YOUR NAME, ADDRESS and CONTACT TELEPHONE NUMBER
DELIVERY ADDRESS (If different to above)
A4 or A3
HOW MANY PEOPLE TO BE DEPICTED?
COLOUR OR B&W
NO BACKGROUND or DETAILED
BLACK FRAME, POSH FRAME OR NO FRAME?
We will then email you back to confirm details and timescale, and to send you a quote for the work. If you are happy with the quote, then we will invoice you for the full amount, which must be paid before commencement of work. Methods of payment are Paypal, cheque (UK only) or Credit Card (also through Paypal)
If you prefer not to order online, we have a price list, order form and leaflet ready to send out to you. Please let us know a 'safe' address and we will mail the information in a plain envelope to avoid alerting your intended 'victim'!
Please call us on 01543 301405 or 0791 235 4240, or email us if you have any queries - we'll be happy to help.
e.mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
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