Cartoonist For Hire - Custom Cartoons and Illustrations by Rick Menard


Here is a Sample
Cartoon Logo Project:

I've recently completed this logo for 'Printing Genie'...

In their brief, they told me that they would like a logo that incorporates a friendly Genie character, along with the city's mountain range for a small screen printing business.

I went ahead and worked up three initial roughs, which I submitted to the client for their input (see image at right).


The client liked the initial roughs and here is their reply: "I want to say how I ABSOLUTELY love all three of them and it's hard to decide which one to keep! You have definitely gone WAY above what I was expecting, awesome work, Rick!"

At this stage I suggested to them that they may want to choose elements from one design to incorporate into the other, and they replied: "I'd like to go with the Genie in logo 1 as the character. I'd like to use the letter style in logo 3 and the skyline in logo 2, please".

​Here is a copy of the finished logo artwork:

After a bit of back and forth we arrived at the finished rough design, which I then took to the "digital inking" stage, where the approved sketch is hand-created as vector art in Adobe Illustrator (see image at right).

After the vector art is finalized, an invoice for the balance due will be sent. Once this is paid, the final digital art files will be e-mailed or made available via download, determined by final file size.

The final files package will contain everything you need for both print and web usage, including: a copy of the vector art EPS file, high-resolution PNG format for print, and both large and small JPG and GIF images for use on the web.

Ownership and copyright: Yours.

​You own the final artwork and the exclusive copyright to it. You can even register it as an official trademark. There are no restrictions on your use of the artwork. The only right I retain is the right to display your artwork in my portfolio.

Here's a breakdown of how I work…. 

I start by discussing your needs via email, phone or Skype.... once I have a full understanding of your project, I will send over a price quote.


I generally charge by the project, not by the hour. With my price quote you’ll know upfront exactly how much you’ll be paying from the start.

With your approval of the quote, I then process a 50% deposit invoice via PayPal to secure your project in my schedule. You do not need to have a PayPal account as invoices can simply be paid with a credit card. It's just like any other online purchase.

Once the deposit payment clears, I then draw up some initial sketches for your project and send them off via email. We'll go back and forth via email or phone, discussing tweaking and revising the sketches until you are 100% happy with the look of the art. To help you understand the process, I have included a sample cartoon logo project below....

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Let me illustrate something cool for your project!

I hope this process demonstration has been helpful, be sure to contact me if you have any questions!

Or if you are ready to get started on your project,
​contact me or fill out my price quote request form
so we can get your project underway!