Category Archives: Cartooning

A Friendly Reminder About Cartoon Copyrights


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This website and its cartoons are registered with the U.S. Copyright Office.

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“The unauthorized reproduction or distribution of a copyrighted work is illegal. Criminal copyright infringement, including infringement without monetary gain, is investigated by the FBI and is punishable by fines and federal imprisonment.”


People love to share cartoons on Facebook and Twitter, in newsletters, blogs, presentations at work, in classrooms, on bulletin boards, in business communications and e-mails. I LOVE it when people share my cartoons —- but there is a RIGHT (legal) way to share and a WRONG (illegal) way to share cartoons.

According to an article in Training Magazine, the best way to keep the copyright cops from knocking at your door is “Always assume that any pre-existing work you’d like to use is copyrighted work and that it requires permission from the copyright owner to use or copy.”

If you infringe on someone’s copyright, you may be liable for legal fees and fines up to $50,000 per violation.  Stealing a cartoon off the internet to use in a Powerpoint presentation, website or newsletter without permission is a punishable crime. Subjecting your employer to legal hassles over copyrights may also cost you your job. Frankly, it’s much cheaper to pay a modest permission fee to the person who created the work and owns the copyright.

Here are a few excellent articles that I think you will find helpful and informative:

Copyright permission is easy and affordable. All you need to do is ask.

E-mail: randy@glasbergen.com

If you have a friend, coworker or associate who should be educated on this matter, please forward this page to them — http://www.glasbergen.com/cartoon-copyrights/

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Cartoons About Summer

Cartoons About Summer by Randy Glasbergen.

toon901On my website you’ll find a huge searchable database of cartoons on a variety of topics, including Cartoons About Summer. Cartoons are a great way to liven up your newsletters, presentations, books, advertising, website or blog. My Summer Cartoons are available at budget-friendly rates for any kind of print or electronic media to help you sell your message with humor.

For permission to use my Summer Cartoons in your next important project, please contact me for more information or a budget-friendly rate quote.

(Click on any image to enlarge gallery.)

The Summer Cartoons on this website are copyrighted by Randy Glasbergen. Unauthorized usage of any kind is unlawful and prohibited.

Please visit my website to find thousands of affordable cartoons in a searchable database for your newsletters, presentations, training materials, books, magazines, advertising, professional communications, advertising or special project. Including cartoons about summer for newsletters, cartoons about summer for magazine, summer cartoons for brochures and flyers, summer cartoons for advertising, cartoons about summer for presentations, summer cartoons for websites and blogs, cartoons about summer for any type of print or electronic media.

For more information or a budget-friendly rate quote, please e-mail: randy@glasbergen.com

Summer Cartoons, Cartoons About Summer by Randy Glasbergen.

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How I Colorize My Cartoons

How I Colorize My Cartoons by Randy Glasbergen 

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I’m often asked what software I use to create my cartoons, so here is a quickie answer…

1) First I sketch my cartoons in pencil on paper, sitting at a big oak drawing table. Very low-tech. If I’m not happy with my first sketch, I’ll feed it to the shredder and start over. Sometimes it takes as many as four or five tries before I get it right.

2) When I’m satisfied with a pencil sketch, I trace the drawing with black ink using a Flair felt-tip pen. Still pretty low-tech. But I probably ordered the pen online from Staples, so some high-tech does creep into the process.

3) After I erase the pencil marks and clean up any stray lines with Liquid Paper (God bless you, Mrs. Nesmith)  I scan my cartoons (Epson DS-6500) into Photoshop CS6 on my Mac and save as a high-resolution TIFF file.

4) I add color to the black and white TIFF cartoon with a Wacom tablet and a wonderful, easy software program called Colorize. There’s a quick video demo @ http://www.gdykes.com/  I love Colorize because it’s fast and easy, nearly as simple as coloring in a coloring book…and it automatically stays inside the lines! If you’re an illustrator or cartoonist who has never used Colorize, please check it out. It’s a small software company that would love your support!

5) After I’ve colorized my cartoon, I bring it back to Photoshop for last minute adjustments before saving it to a cartoon database on my computer. I generally save one copy as a TIFF and create another copy in GIF format to put on my website.

I’ve tried other colorizing software (Corel, Illustrator, Painter) but nothing comes close to Colorize for speed, simplicity and ease of use…and the finished results always look great, bright, clean, sharp in print and digital format.

Here are a few cartoons I’ve created using Colorize Software …BHalftoon-1868toon-1680toon-1737toon966

 Randy Glasbergen / Glasbergen Cartoon Service @ www.glasbergen.com  

E-mail: randy@glasbergen.com

 

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Is There A Glasbergen Cartoon App?

No need to search your iPhone or Android app store to find a Glasbergen Cartoon app…you already have it! Today’s Cartoon by Randy Glasbergen is now optimized for viewing on mobile phones @ www.glasbergen.com

When you view my website on your mobile phone, the page automatically converts to a fully-functional app version of the site with all the same cartoons, archives and search functions of the web page…optimized to fit your smaller screen with a size and custom layout that’s perfect for viewing on your mobile phone!

The next time you visit my website on your mobile phone, please make a bookmark or screen icon to help you find new cartoons anytime, anywhere.

Today’s Cartoon by Randy Glasbergen. E-Mail: randy@glasbergen.com

Glasbergen Cartoons

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