Many thanks for contacting us and enquiring about our rates for artwork.
Firstly and most importantly, our rates are flexible. If you have a particular budget then let us know and we may be able to reach a mutually agreeable solution to allow us to work together. We want to enable you to get the best value for money.
Secondly, our rates below reflect the time for the process of creating cartography and artwork, which includes reviewing text descriptions and designing, researching and a sketch draft for approval (where required), the meticulous hand drawing process and the post production scanning, cleaning, colouring and layout steps.

However, to provide a guide, please see the bottom of this page for typical costs for mono and colour/greyscale versions of work below. Additionally, we show our rates for creation of ‘print on demand’ pdf file creation including layout work, and can create files suitable for OBS, CreateSpace, Lulu, Mixam, and even your own Offset printers.

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Please Note

The following terms are usual for our work and rates above (again, we are flexible);

  • Images will be provided digitally only (unless otherwise agreed) in a jpg, png, tif or bmp format. Transparent background png versions can also be provided.
  • Colour and greyscale images will be provided at 300dpi, and mono art will be provided at 600dpi. Please note that increases in resolution of art increases costs proportionally.
  • Payments accepted via PayPal.
  • PayPal fees are paid by the client and included in the rates noted below. We can raise invoices via PayPal as necessary.
  • If invoices are required in currency other than £ sterling (GBP), then we can do this at the current exchange rate at time of invoice creation – Guide to current rates here:
  • For first time clients we usually ask for 50% payment on approval of rough drafts, and 50% on completion. Alternatively, we may complete the project and issue a low resolution version at invoicing, releasing the full resolution version on payment.
  • Generally, Legends, Scalebars, Compass Roses, Embellishments, Titles and Text are excluded (to allow for publication specific formatting by client).  Base line-art and colour provided only. We can provide additional elements (generally free of charge) should they be required.
  • Images created remain copyright of Glynn Seal/ MonkeyBlood Design unless otherwise agreed in writing. We often use images created for marketing purposes and image gallery display with suitable attribution to the client.
  • Rates below are based on quantities of up to and including 3 full page (US Letter or A4) pieces. Project discounts available for larger quantities/project work.

We are Crowdfunding-friendly, and are happy to negotiate on work prior to a Crowdfunding campaign to help create update and progress visuals. We can also offer originals of artwork (where applicable) prior to commencement at additional cost.


Mono Inkwork (600dpi) – Schedule of Rates

Current rates for mono inkwork (applies to artwork/cartography).
Last updated 23/12/2022
SizingBase Cost
(2D Top Down)
Base Cost
(2D Top Down)
Quarter A4/US Letter Page £25.00 £37.50 £37.50 £50.00
Half A4/US Letter Page £50.00 £75.00 £75.00 £100.00
A4/US Letter Page £100.00 £150.00 £150.00 £200.00
A3/US Ledger Page £200.00 £300.00 £300.00 £400.00
Odd sizes upto A3/US Ledger Page.
Charge per square inch.
£1.07 £1.60 £1.60 £2.14
Other SizesRequest pricing…

Colour/Greyscale (300dpi) – Schedule of Rates

Current rates for colour/greyscale work (applies to artwork/cartography).
Last updated 23/12/2022
SizingBase Cost
(2D Top Down)
Base Cost
(2D Top Down)
Quarter A4/US Letter Page £37.50 £56.25 £56.25 £75.00
Half A4/US Letter Page £75.00 £112.50 £112.50 £150.00
A4/US Letter Page £150.00 £225.00 £225.00 £300.00
A3/US Ledger Page £300.00 £450.00 £450.00 £600.00
Odd sizes upto A3/US Ledger Page.
Charge per square inch.
£1.60 £2.41 £2.41 £3.21
Other SizesRequest pricing…


We are able to write adventures and setting material. We specialise in OSR, old school, and retroclone systems, but we also do work on other systems too (although, we’d like to have access to digital and physical books if at all possible).

  • Writing rate is £0.07 GBP per word for OSR/retroclone/simple systems.
  • Writing rate is £0.10 GBP per word for non-OSR/non-retroclone/non-simple systems (unless we know the system already). This increased rate allows us time to digest the new rules.


Layout – Schedule of Rates

Last updated 16/08/2023
Page CountsPage SizeCost (per page)Notes
<=24A5/Digest£6.00 GBP
>24A5/Digest£4.50 GBP
<=24A4/US Letter£7.00 GBP
>24A5/Digest£5.00 GBP
Layout DesignAny£100 GBPsee below
IndexesAny£0.50 GBPsee below
FontsAnysee below
WritingAnysee below
ArtworkAnysee below
  • General: Min. 10 page charge.
    • Includes Table of Contents, credits page, cover layout to client-provided artwork, bookmarked digital version, files for 1x printer (interior file and 1x cover file). Additional cover files may be required if you want softcover and hardcover variants in both Standard and Premium colour for DriveThruRPG.
    • Excludes: Editing, proofreading
  • Layout Design : For projects that do not already have a layout design, this is a one off cost to help design a template for the layout. Existing projects/clients may already have InDesign/Affinity Publisher templates that can be used and thus avoid this charge. Excludes: Multiple layout designs within the same publication. Email to discuss bespoke layout solutions.
  • Indexes: We are not indexers, but we can create simple indexes for our clients. The client may provide the terms needed for the index if they wish.
  • Fonts : Commerical use font costs are excluded. Note that we can find fonts from those that are available for free commercial usage. Clients can purchase fonts for usage.
  • Writing : Any additional writing work would be charged at the Writing rates listed above.
  • Artwork : All artwork is to be provided by client. This includes cover and interior pieces. Where new projects need a page/spread design to be created, we do provide design embellishments for page design as needed, such as borders, etc. These are allowed within the Layout Design cost (see above)

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact
Many thanks, and take care, Glynn.