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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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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.

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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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Support Your Favorite Comic Strips

How To Support Your Favorite Comic Strips 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” or “share” or “subscribe” or “add to favorites”. 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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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

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Interviews and Profiles

Interviews and Profiles: Randy Glasbergen, Cartoonist.

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Thank you to The Saturday Evening Post for writing such a nice profile about me and my cartoons in a recent edition of  Meet The Cartoonist!

If you’d like to read more, here are some other interviews and profiles you can find online:

A Nickel’s Worth by Scott Nickel : 20 Questions with Randy Glasbergen.

Interview with Pet News and Views

Blogcritics Culture: An Interview with Cartoonist Randy Glasbergen

David-Wasting-Paper: Randy Glasbergen – Cartoonist Survey #106

Creators Syndicate / creators.com: Slapstik Magazine Interviews Randy Glasbergen

Wikipedia: Randy Glasbergen

King Features Syndicate / About The Cartoonist: “The Better Half” by Randy Glasbergen

The Bacharach Blog: Glasbergen Website Review

If you would like to do an interview or profile for your website, blog or publication, please e-mail: randy@glasbergen.com.

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Sponsored Cartoons = Social Media Success!

10268470_730794903609732_6952561378827175216_nSponsor a cartoon on Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn  for social marketing success.  When you become a cartoon sponsor, you can add your company name and logo to your favorite cartoons and have them seen and shared on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites. Use cartoons to get your company noticed online.  Continue reading

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Christmas Cartoons / Cartoons About Christmas

Christmas Cartoons / Cartoons About Christmas by Randy Glasbergen

My Christmas Cartoons can be purchased for use in your greeting cards, calendars, newsletters, presentations, invitations, books, magazines, or your next special project. Christmas cartoons are a great way to set the mood for a fun holiday season with your publications, e-mails and social media. Please contact me for a budget-friendly rate quote to use Christmas Cartoons in your holiday project or message. Continue reading

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Cartoons about Retail

Cartoons About Retail Business by Randy Glasbergen.

Thank you for taking a few minutes to browse my collection of  Cartoons About Retail Business: Cartoons about Shopping, Retail Sales,  Retail Marketing , Retail Employment and Retail Management. On my web pages, you will find a huge searchable database of cartoons on many different retail topics, including retail business cartoons for newsletters, retail management cartoons for business training, retail cartoons for presentations, retail business / retail management cartoons for any type of project, cartoons about retail shopping experience and more. Continue reading

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