Welcome to Cartoon Collections the new, premiere cartoon licensing site. Cartoon Collections features cartoons from leading publications including The New Yorker, Esquire, National Lampoon, Barron’s and newer sources like The Rejection Collection book series and The American Bystander magazine.
Brainchild of Esquire Cartoon and Humor editor, former New Yorker Cartoon Editor, and Cartoon Bank founder Bob Mankoff, the goal of Cartoon Collections is three-fold:
- Promote top-notch cartoons from a wide variety of magazines and publications for business and individual use.
- Preserve the art of cartooning by increasing the visibility of cartoons broadly and supporting cartoonists individually.
- Provide a place for working cartoonists to earn income from the art they create. Cartoonists receive payment from every single sale of their work.
By pairing New Yorker cartoon collections with exclusive, never-before-seen archives from Esquire, National Lampoon and more, we’ve created a one-stop shop for cartoons across as many genres and topics as you can imagine. Think of us as the Getty Images for cartoons.
Why use cartoons?
Nothing cuts through the clutter like the perfect cartoon. Cartoons can make your point, clarify your message, or challenge assumptions. Distinctive hand-drawn artwork draws the eye and stands out in a field of stock photography. Cartoons instantly communicate: they provoke questions as well as laughter. The classic single-panel cartoon is a concise comic idea whose hallmark is a compelling image and a single-line caption. You “get” it instantly and remember it always.
Top 9 reasons why buyers and businesses license cartoons:
- To spice up a presentation and hook your audience
- To add humor to newsletters to increase open rates
- To boost engagement on social media by varying content
- To surprise students in the classroom to keep them on their toes
- To inject levity into a textbook or business guide
- To include captivating artwork in print promotions without adding color ($$)
- To deliver content that stands out from typical stock photo options
- To create truly personalized gifts and cards on Cafepress and Zazzle
- To communicate messaging in a fast, effective way
Speaking of fast: all cartoons on Cartoon Collections are available for INSTANT download. No complicated agreements to complete, no sales hoops to jump through. Find, click, buy, you’re done.
So whether you’re looking for funny cartoons for presentations, articles or newsletters, political cartoons to drive home your point in a textbook, or Christmas cartoons for your office party invitation, Cartoon Collections delivers.