Q: How do I actually place an order so you know what kind of cartoon I want?
The key to a great Cartoon by Molly is in the details that you provide to me - the better sense I can get of personalities, physical characteristics and settings, the better your cartoon will be. If you are interested in placing an order, please send me an email that explains the following basic information (I will follow up within 2 business days and confirm any details that I need more clarification on):
Q: I really like one of the sample cartoons you created for someone else and posted on this site - can you make the same one for me?
Definitely. While no two cartoons are completely identical since each is hand-drawn, I can certainly recreate scenes that I have drawn before. Also, I can make minor changes to sample cartoons to reflect your situation - for example, if you like the Tre cartoon but want to instead show a little boy/girl swinging on vines with giraffes around him, I could do that.
Q: How quickly can you turn around my order?
I will respond to inquiries within 24 hours (ok, ok, maybe 48 hours from time to time). Most original drawings can be mailed out within 10 days of the order being finalized and payment is received, unless the order is exceptionally large. Rush orders can usually be accommodated on request. Sorry, but you must pay first - payment will not be accepted after the cartoon is mailed out. See the Shipping Instructions for information about how long it will take you to receive packages.
Q: What medium do you use when making your cartoons?
All drawings are made of pen and ink and colored pencils
Q: Can I make a customized order for something that isn't listed on your website (such as a comic strip that is more than 4 cells or a drawing on a much larger size of paper)?
Let me know what you're interested in, and I can certainly try to accommodate your needs. For example, if you are throwing a dinosaur-themed birthday party and want me to create a black and white cartoon of your child riding on the back of a dinosaur for you to photocopy and hand out for the kids to color in themselves at the party, I can do that. Price will be determined based on the complexity of the order and other factors.
Q: Can I have final approval of the cartoon before you mail it out? What if I don't like it?
No, you cannot review the cartoon or provide feedback once it is crafted. This is why our initial conversations are so important before the order is finalized. Part of the fun is seeing the hand-drawn cartoon in your hands for the first time, too. I will email you a photo it once the order is shipped out (unless it is for you and you want it to be a surprise). I am quite sure that you will love the cartoon, but there is no "money back guarantee".