FREQUENTLY ASK QUESTIONS

Frequently Ask Questions

Goofy Faces Gift Questions

How long has Goofy Faces been in business?

We've been in business since October of 2000. However we aren't new to the caricature business. Our caricature artists have a combined total of over 30 years experience.

How do your prices compare with independent artists?

You won't find a better price for the quality of our caricatures. Each caricature is created by hand and then colored and rendered digitally to ensure the richest colors and line quality. Plus we have the best prices for paper, mattes and frames allowing us to pass this saving onto you.

How can I be sure it’s safe to order online?

Rest assured all credit card orders are done over a secure server. That means that no one else can get to your sensitive data. It's safer than calling your order in, but feel free to do so if it makes you more comfortable.

Do you take any other forms of payment?

We currently accept Mastercard, Visa, and American Express. You can also send us a company or certified check.

How long does it take to get my finished caricature?

That depends on the package you choose. If you order a digital caricature like our Manhattan Portrait or the San Francisco Special, you can get your caricature in as little as 48 business hours from the time we receive your order! Packages like our Ann Arbor Artwork caricature take between 12 to 20 business days to arrive.

What if I am not satisfied with my caricature?

We do everything we can to make every customer happy with their caricature. If for any reason you are not happy with your caricature, please contact us to see what we can do to make it right. Also, contact us right away if you have found any damage to the art, frame or matting.

What if I want more than one person in my caricature?

We offer up to 4 people in one caricature for any of our standard packages. If you desire more than 4 people, you can order a custom package. Contact us for more details on custom orders.

What if I want to order multiple copies of a caricature?

You can do that. In fact, you'll save money. Once the art is created, you can buy as many copies of it as you'd like.

What about the artist’s copyrights and ownership?

We maintain limited rights on all caricatures we create. That means we only require that you get our permission if you plan on reselling your art in some way or plan on using it for commercial purposes. You may reproduce your caricature yourself as many times as you like for your own personal use. Different charges apply for commercial use. We also reserve the right to republish your caricature for advertising, promotional or marketing purposes free of charge.

What if something happens to my caricature after I get it?

You're in luck. All caricatures are archived for a 5 year period. Just contact us and request a new order. You will not be billed for the art...only the reprint.

What kind of photos should I send?

When creating a caricature from photos, the bigger the faces are, the better. A good photo can separate a good caricature from a great one. We request at least 2 photos of different angles so that we may see how the face looks under different circumstances. Include a full body shot, too. Sometimes a person's character is visible in their body or the way they stand. If you are scanning them into your computer, scan them at 200% of their size and at 72dpi (dots per inch). You can save them as a hi-res JPEG which will keep the file size small for e-mailing.

What if I can’t email them to you?

You can send them in the mail. However, it takes longer than emailing your photos and we do not guarantee their return. Send them to the address listed on the Contact page.

Can you ship to addresses outside the United States?

Yes we can. Contact us with a destination and we will contact you with the shipping cost.

Goofy Faces Entertainment Questions

Goofy Faces Entertainment Questions

Entertainment caricatures are those we draw on-sight as entertainment for your guests or customers.

What kind of events are good for caricature entertainment?

Well it's a long list. We have been hired as caricature entertainment for such events as company grand openings, trade shows, holiday parties and picnics. We have also entertained at wedding receptions, engagement parties and bachelorette parties. A huge favorite is birthday parties for children. Our caricatures are popular with any age group at just about any function you can dream up.

How many caricatures can the artist draw at my event?

Our caricature artists average between 10 to 15 faces in black and white per hour. Our artists offer faces-only or face and body. They can draw one or two faces at a time per drawing. Bags are included for each caricature.

Where are your artists available?

We have artists available in almost every major market in the U.S. as well as Ontario, Canada. Search for an artist near you with our online search.

How much does it cost?

We charge an hourly rate based on what kind of event you are planning, where you are located, and which artist you choose. Search for an artist near you to get started.

What are eSketches™?

Many of our artists now offer eSketches™ which are live, color digital caricatures drawn on computer. Using an iPad, tablet or other digital system, eSketches™ are an exciting alternative to traditional caricatures. Each artist includes a color printer so your guests can take away an actual color print of their eSketch™ along with your logo or product included in the drawing. We also include a large display screen so your guests can watch each drawing take shape in front of their eyes.

Are color caricatures available?

Yes they are! Color caricatures are the same price per hour as black & white, but our artists usually draw about half as many.

How many hours and/or caricature artists should we book for our wedding or party?

Many of our clients and customers ask this question. Here is what we do to figure that out; First of all, unless it is a very intimate party with 30 guests or less, it is unlikely that everyone will have enough time to be dawn. But that’s ok. Not everyone wants a caricature. But everyone gets to enjoy watching our artists draw all your guests. Therefore aim to provide caricatures to about 60% of your guests. So, for instance, if you have 300 guests, plan for 180 of them to be dawn.

Next, how many hours do you have to work with? Most receptions tend to have 3 to 4 hours available for the artists to entertain guests. Most caricature artists average around 10 to 15 faces in B&W per hour (or half of that in color). It doesn’t matter whether your guests are drawn individually or as couples. The artist draws faces, so a couple counts as 2. Therefore, each artist is worth about 45 faces in 3 hours or 60 faces in 4 hours.  To reach your goal of 180 caricatures for your guests, we suggest hiring 3 artists for 4 hours or 4 artists for 3 hours. The total price would be the same in either scenario since we book each artist by the hour. Rates vary per artist so make sure to research your choice of artists in our online directory.

# of artists X # of HRS = 60% of guest total

What about the artist’s copyrights and ownership?

We maintain limited rights on all caricatures we create. That means we only require that you get our permission if you plan on reselling your art in some way or plan on using it for commercial purposes. You may reproduce your caricature yourself as many times as you like for your own personal use. Different charges apply for commercial use. We also reserve the right to republish your caricature for advertising, promotional or marketing purposes free of charge.

What if something happens to my caricature after I get it?

You're in luck. All caricatures are archived for a 5 year period. Just contact us and request a new order. You will not be billed for the art...only the reprint.

What kind of photos should I send?

When creating a caricature from photos, the bigger the faces are, the better. A good photo can separate a good caricature from a great one. We request at least 2 photos of different angles so that we may see how the face looks under different circumstances. Include a full body shot, too. Sometimes a person's character is visible in their body or the way they stand. If you are scanning them into your computer, scan them at 200% of their size and at 72dpi (dots per inch). You can save them as a hi-res JPEG which will keep the file size small for e-mailing.

What if I can’t email them to you?

You can send them in the mail. However, it takes longer than emailing your photos and we do not guarantee their return. Send them to the address listed on the Contact page.

Can you ship to addresses outside the United States?

Yes we can. Contact us with a destination and we will contact you with the shipping cost.