1. Choose cartoons
Take a look through the catalogue, copy the titles of each one required and email to us with a description of your intended use.
2. Accept price
We will get back to you with an exact price, which is based on your intended use, number of cartoons required, size of audience and distribution.
3. Receive cartoons
On agreement, the full-sized jpeg files will be sent to you by email or FTP, with an electronic invoice.
4. Send payment
Payment can be via Paypal or Visa & Mastercard. Alternatively you may use a bank-to-bank transfer or cheque-in-the-post.
This a premium service with original, creator-owned content available only from this website. As a full-time professional freelance artist, cartoons represent time, effort, creative endevour and intellectual property. Retaining copyright and charging for use enables not only maintenance of the existing catalogue, but also supports new work and time spent responding to enquiries.
Take a look through the catalogue, copy the titles of each one required and email them to us. The full-sized jpeg files will be sent to you by email or FTP. If you don't see the exact cartoon you want, please feel free to ask or suggest other topics you would like, with no obligation. New cartoons are being added to catalogue. Many sketches and concepts are stored off-line.
There is a minimum fee for any professional use. 'Professional ' includes non-profit, educational, governmental, non-governmental sectors. Price is based on your intended use, number of cartoons required, size of audience and distribution.
Prices for existing cartoons chosen from the gallery pages start at US$50 per cartoon ( or equivalent in other currencies ) for a one-time presentation with a small audience or similar.
New cartoon commissions are charged at a higher rate than use of existing cartoons.
Use with intranets, staff training, public-facing social media or poster campaigns for longer periods of time, regional or world-wide distribution requires a more detailed and customised pricing, similar to that calculated by other online image banks. To get an idea of prices charged by photo and art services such as by Getty Images, try their price calculator here.
Send details of your intended use to the email address below and we will get back to you with a price that is very competitive. There are discounts for larger orders.
We will send you an electronic tax invoice with our company details. No sales tax applies for cartoon sales outside New Zealand.
Payment is generally on a per cartoon basis. You may pay to our Paypal account. Paypal will accept transfers or your credit card with a minimum of cost to us or you. Also you may pay with Visa or Mastercard.
Electronic bank to bank transfers and cheques are also supported, although these may incur small processing fees. If there are likely to be lengthy finance department requirements for us to set up as a supplier, then we reserve the right to charge a small fee.
Cartoons as you go system
Arrange to pay a lump sum payment in advance for a set number cartoons. Then select from our catalogue as you need them. They will be emailed to you usually within a day.
If your usage is for review in an unpublished academic study, such as a thesis, and you can use existing files from the internet, then there is no charge. If you need me to send higher resolution files or there is likely to be commercial publication, then there will be a fee as with publishing.
Fees for publishers and authors are based on standard industry scales of fees. Contact for details.
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer free use of cartoons or respond to such requests, due to the time involved and the need to protect relationships with existing customers.
If you are interested in developing work exclusive to your organisation, check out how to commission a cartoon.
Chris Slane is a freelance cartoonist. Work includes cartoons, graphic novels, illustration and storyboards. Privacy has been a special subject since 1998. All images copyright Chris Slane.