We’re very happy to announce we have been selected to receive funding from the Google Digital News Initiative. With this funding we are planning a major overhaul of our cartoon database, making it accessible to media and other clients around the world.
Since our launch in December 2010, every cartoon that has been submitted to our newsroom has also been automatically added to our database, which now contains close to 50,000 cartoons. All these cartoons can be (and are frequently) bought by media, publishers, NGOs and various other organizations and institutions, with the revenue shared between Cartoon Movement (used to keep the website running) and the artist. We also regularly provide custom cartoons and cartoon series on a particular topic.
Until know, the process of buying cartoons was done via email. With the help of the DNI fund, we’ll be setting up a new, easy and efficient online cartoons-on-demand system, linking our global network of cartoonists to the news industry.
The service offers clients the opportunity to have (custom-made) editorial cartoons or slideshows of cartoons in a few clicks and for a reasonable price.
We’ll also be taking this opportunity to give our entire website (with a basic design from 2010) a major overhaul, making it responsive for mobile devices and adding some long-awaited new features.