How to pronounce Evsie's name, and how to book him.
Evsie is the name I use to sign my cartoons these days. It's pronounced 'Ev-zee', not 'Eve-zee', as some people are inclined to think.
Anyway. The slogan is, ‘It’s Not an Event without Evsie’. (Acknowledgements to our solicitor, Mr Stuart Barton, for coining that catch-phrase.) What kind of wedding is it if I’m not there, amusing and delighting the guests with my inky flourishes? It’s not much of a product launch or an open day without the Man With the Pad lighting up the lives of potential clients.
I’ve done a good few weddings in my time, and I know when to be visible and when to melt into the background, and I know how to dodge waiters if I’m required to work round the tables.
Apart from being a good way to lighten up an event, at least 30 guests (more like 60, if we hit the ground running on a full day) are going to go home with a permanent reminder of it – I usually prepare a wad of paper with a few details pertaining the event or company printed along the bottom. And people, having had their picture, still sometimes ask – ‘and how much is that?’
‘Nothing! It’s a present from your host’. That really does leave a good impression.
I work in black ink, using a Pentel Brush-pen. I’ve been using these for ten years now, and I think they are utterly brilliant! I still have my first one, and I usually only have to replace them when I lose them.
My rates for any event booked after 1st April 2012 will be £200 for a full day, or £150 for a half day (up to four hours). This is for events in the South Lakes region, and I might have to negotiate for expenses if it's a considerable distance. Also, please note that I will only accept full day bookings for weddings.
This page also features work from pay-per-picture events, such as dog shows and family fun days. I pay the organisers, and charge a small fee (usually a fiver) for each person or pooch I draw. It must be remembered that these drawings take around ten minutes, so there is no time for polishing. I'm not doing very many pay-per -picture events nowadays, though.
To see me at work, go to YouTube, and type 'Evsie'.
Any questions? send me an email at email@example.com or call me on (01539) 740303