Frequently Asked Questions
- How will I receive the cartoons I purchased?
- What if I don't get the e-mail with the cartoon in it?
- What if I want to change the e-mail delivery address?
- I need an old cartoon. It's by one of your artists. Why can't I find it?
- I saw a cartoon on www.cagle.msnbc.com. Why can't I find it here?
- How am I allowed to use the cartoons?
- I can't seem to find any cartoons on the subject I need. What do I do?
- I want to use a different cartoon every day on my web site (publication, etc.). Is there a more economical way to do that?
- I want to use the same cartoon in a newsletter and on my web site. Do I have to buy it twice?
- How many cartoonists do you have?
- Can I use a cartoon for school use without paying?
- What size are the cartoons? How large can I blow them up?
How will I receive the cartoons I purchased?
You will see a link to download the high-resolution file and the cartoons will be e-mailed to the e-mail you used when you registered.
What if I don't get the e-mail with the cartoon in it?
First, check your junk or spam filter. Second, log back into www.politicalcartoons.com. Go to My Account. You'll find your purchase history there with an easy link to download any cartoon you've purchased.
What if I want to change the e-mail delivery address?
Log into the site. Go to My Account and change the e-mail address. Click on
Update. It's that easy. You can also change any other account information there.
I need an old cartoon. It's by one of your artists. Why can't I find it?
We started our business in 2001. We have no cartoons earlier than that. Each of the artists joined us at different times so we only have cartoons since when they joined us. If you know that they did an older cartoon, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your request. She'll contact the artist to see if they can help you.
I saw a cartoon on www.cagle.msnbc.com. Why can't I find it here?
Cagle.msnbc.com is our site with msnbc.com that includes editorial cartoonists all over the world that we do not represent. It is not a sales site. Many of the artists there are self-syndicated or syndicated by other groups. At politicalcartoons.com we only sell the cartoons from artists we represent. You can find a pull-down list of those artists in the Search function on our Home page.
How am I allowed to use the cartoons?
I can't seem to find any cartoons on the subject I need. What do I do?
Try different key words. Use single words, not phrases or groups of words, our search engine works better that way. For example, if you are searching for cartoons about American Idol try searching only for Idol. Try related keywords that are close to what you are searching for. Or e-mail email@example.com and she'll try to find a cartoon on the subject you're looking for. With over 75,000 cartoons in our database, there is almost always a cartoon that works for every need.
I want to use a different cartoon every day on my web site (publication, etc.). Is there a more economical way to do that?
Yes! We have a subscription service that is more economical for the frequent user. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. It's a great value!
I want to use the same cartoon in a newsletter and on my web site. Do I have to buy it twice?
Yes. Please purchase the rights to each different use seperately. This different usage license can all be part of the same invoice.
How many cartoonists do you have?
We have over 75 different artists - the best political cartoonists from all over the U.S. and the world. Expect over 100 new cartoons each week. There are over 75,000 cartoons in our archives, and that number is growing daily. There are lots of choices!
Can I use a cartoon for school use without paying?
Yes and no. If the cartoon is for in-classroom use only, for example as part of a lesson or for use n a student's essay, you may cut and paste the cartoon from our web site. This is permitted under the Fair Use part of copyright law.
If you want to: post a cartoon on a school web site, print it in the school newspaper, put it into lesson plans to be shared with other teachers, print the cartoon on a school poster, or publish the cartoon in a journal, you need to purchase the cartoon to have the right to use it.
NOTE: We charge only $3.50 each for high-resolution cartoons for in-classroom school use. Teachers, if you're going to project an image of the cartoon we suggest you buy the high-resolution image.
What size are the cartoons? How large can I blow them up?
The different cartoonists work in different ways, but all of our high-resolution images can hold up to being enlarged quite a bit and will look good printed up to 20 inches wide and perhaps larger.