In 2017 we received funding from the Google Digital Media Initiative. We used this to extend our website, with a focus on creating an innovate and sustainable way to generate revenue from editorial cartoons, resulting in the Cartoon Movement Shop.
The CM shop makes any cartoon that is uploaded by our cartoonists immediately available for purchase, as well as unlocking our archive of over 50,000 cartoons.
We have tried to create a site that’s easy to use for editors and anyone else who is interested in using cartoons in some way. You can search on topics (which are also conveniently listed by popularity), but also filter cartoons by the month they were created, or by the location of cartoonists. We offer 10 licensing options, and cartoons can be immediately downloaded in high resolution. An invoice will automatically be sent to your email.
One of the most exciting features of the shop is an online tool that makes it possible to instantly create a video slideshow of the cartoons you purchase in the shop. We know from past clients like CNN, BBC and the Guardian that cartoon collections and slideshows are among the most popular items on their websites, not to mention the popularity of video content on social media.
With the shop, we aim to generate an increasing amount of income for our cartoonists, making this another step towards the continued sustainability of editorial cartooning as a profession.