My rates to commission an original cartoon range from $35 to $500. It all depends on how a cartoon is going to be used and how complicated the drawing is.
Usually I charge $150 to draw a black and white cartoon in a style similar to most McHumor ‘toons, $250 for a color one.
I give discounts for commissions of multiple cartoons.
I charge self publishing authors $20 for cartoons I’ve already drawn. Sometimes a drawing works for people if the caption is changed. I charge $35 for original cartoons if the author buys a total of 10 cartoons. I know how hard it is for authors to sell enough copies to cover this expense so I only try to gouge people for as much as they feel comfortable being gouged for.
Want something cheaper, but still personalized?