Category Archives: cartoons

Thanksgiving Cartoons

Thanksgiving Cartoons by Randy Glasbergen.

Thank you for stopping by to browse my Thanksgiving cartoons! Like all my cartoons, these Thanksgiving Cartoons can be purchased for use in your newsletters, calendars, greeting cards, social media and any type of print or electronic media. Please contact me for a more information or a budget-friendly rate quote. Continue reading

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How To Feed a Cartoonist

How To Feed A Cartoonist by Randy Glasbergen

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Once upon a time, people read their favorite comic strips in the local daily and Sunday newspaper. Some of us even bought more than one newspaper so we could enjoy many more of our favorite strips and panels. For decades, comic strip creators have been financially supported by the newspapers who pay to publish their work. The comics business still works this way, but things are changing fast.

These days, more and more of us are reading comics online in digital newspapers or special comic showcases like GoComics  and Comics Kingdom You may already have a free app on your phone or tablet that lets you enjoy hundreds of new comics every day. Your favorite online comic strips depend on subscribers and advertising, not newspapers, to help them survive, thrive and keep the cartoonist families fed.

When you enjoy your favorite comics online, please be sure to “like”, “share” , “subscribe” , “add to favorites” or “comment”. These simple clicks add up and show advertisers where to send their payments.

Your support matters and it is greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Randy Glasbergen / Glasbergen Cartoon Service. E-mail: randy@glasbergen.com


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Glasbergen Cartoon Service / Glasbergen Cartoons on GoComics / Thin Lines on Go Comics

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Glasbergen Cartoons @ GoComics

Glasbergen Cartoons are now featured on GoComics.com, the world’s largest website for syndicated comic strips, panels and webcomics.

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2-inch1.jpgLook for “Glasbergen Cartoons” every day beginning Monday, July 28th @ GoComics.

I will be featuring a different cartoon every day alongside Calvin and Hobbes, Pickles, Shoe, Dilbert, Garfield, Pearls Before Swine, Ziggy and hundreds of your favorite comic strips, panels, webcomics and editorial cartoons. GoComics is also the home of “Thin Lines”, my weekly health and fitness cartoon.

 

I’m excited to be a part of GoComics and welcome your comments on each day’s cartoon.  These cartoons are 100% supported by advertising, so your likes, shares, clicks, tweets, pins and comments are always welcome and most appreciated!

 

gocomics    About GoComics

GoComics, from Universal Uclick, is home to many of the most popular comics and cartoons in the world. GoComics.com is the web’s largest catalog of syndicated newspaper strips and web comics, offering new, fresh and free content every day. Classic and iconic cartoons include Peanuts, Calvin and Hobbes, Garfield, Ziggy and Dilbert. Recent successes include FoxTrot, Get Fuzzy, Pearls Before Swine, The ArgyleSweater, The Boondocks and Cul De Sac. There are two membership options (Free and Pro), both providing personalized online and mobile app access to new and classic comics. GoComics is also home to Comics Sherpa, the site where aspiring cartoonists can showcase their work and receive feedback from the comic community. With content from critically acclaimed comic creators, Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonists and the hottest up-and-coming talents, GoComics is guaranteed to have something that will make you smile. A full comic catalog can be found at GoComics.com or via its free mobile/tablet app on multiple platforms.

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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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