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Use professional business cartoons as book illustrations in cartoon style – for reference books, non-fiction and educational material. By Barbara Roth M.A., the world’s leading business cartoonist. Here you can illustrate your…

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You are looking for unique & distinctive book illustrations…

…for non-fiction, reference books or educational material for adults (as well as young people from the age of approx. 13).

If you are looking for professional, high-quality book illustrations, cartoonsbyroth is the agency for you.

Our business cartoons and comic characters are hand-drawn, unique pieces, all created by Barbara Roth.

The unique thing about our business cartoons is the way they can be used to bring business topics visually to the point. Anchor complex, abstract and unwieldy topics in the minds of your target group in a playful, simple and lasting way.

Use the power of humour to convey even “dry” content in a captivating and impressive way.

The creative process

  1. You describe your book project to us and receive helpful feedback and free tips.

  2. We will submit an offer to you. With the commissioning you will receive a fee note for 50% of the total amount.

  3. Her book illustrations are made exclusively as hand drawings (paper or iPad) by Barbara Roth.

As a result, you will receive printable image data or (in the event that you have the entire book created by us) the ready-to-print data for printing or publication as an ebook.

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Included services

Creating book illustrations and designing books requires time, talent and expertise. When you hire us, you can rest assured that you will receive high-quality and professional book illustrations.

Our prices include the following services:

  • A storyboard of all the inside pages of your book, illustrating the number and distribution of cartoons in the text.

  • Individual sketches of all illustrations (incl. up to two rounds of corrections).

  • Creation of the final cartoons (b/w or, if necessary, selectively in colour)

  • Delivery of the image data (print and/or ebook)

  • Professional project management


  • Design of your entire book (cover & inside pages)

  • Creation of the print pdf or ebook document

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Our prices

What do our book illustrations cost?

Here we have compiled the production costs for individual illustrations (including project management and the above-mentioned services).

  • Icon (small decorative element) 49€

  • 1/2 page illustration 195€

  • 1/1 page illustration 395€

  • Cover illustration 395€

  • Cover design 495€

  • Complete design book interior (typo, typesetting) 975€

All prices net plus 20% VAT.

How we work

Find out more about our professional book illlustration process

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Package S

  • 10 illustrations 1/1 page

  • one of which as cover design

€ 3.950,- (net)

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Package M

  • 10 illustrations 1/1 page

  • 10 Icons (for the chapter title)

  • 1 cover illustration

€ 4.490,- (net)

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Package L

  • 10 illustrations 1/1 page

  • 10 Icons (for the chapter title)

  • 1 cover illustration

  • Cover design

  • Design book interior

  • Creation of final print pdf/ebook document

€ 5.950,- (net)

Barbara Roth M.A., leading international business cartoonist


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“With my business cartoons and comic characters, you have book illustrations that get to the heart of your business or learning content in a pointed, humorous and unique way.”

Get a free consultation on your book project. Here you can make your free 30-minute consultation appointment….


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