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Based in the city of Bath in the west of England, CartoonStock was founded in early 1997 as a stock-house through which quality cartoonists could sell unpublished work, or work in which they had retained the copyright. We sell to large and small publishers, advertising, design and PR agencies and countless corporate purchasers and private individuals worldwide. As well as selling stock, we can also arrange the commissioning of artwork from almost all of our artists through our Hire an Artist service.

Our close knit team has a wealth of knowledge of the cartooning industry and we can provide assistance with almost all cartoon sourcing issues.

CartoonStock was the first searchable cartoon archive on the web and the first to offer instant online licensing and downloading of printable images. We now provide more images online and a wider range of subject matter, artists and purchasing options than any other service. Our in-house staff handle all elements of the business from cartoonist liaison and image acquisition, through image scanning, processing and cataloguing, to web development, client account handling, marketing and all back-office activities. By keeping all these skills and facilities in-house, we can offer unrivalled flexibility and speed of response to our clients and can ensure the business develops to keep pace with (or be one step ahead of) our market.

We now represent over 1000 of the World's best cartoonists and our collection and cartoonists roster continues to grow rapidly. Our wide-ranging client list includes:

Reader's Digest
Autoworld Magazine
Chicken Soup for the Soul
Paperhouse Cards
The Guardian
The Times
The Sunday Times
The Financial Times
McCann Erickson
McGraw Hill
Macmillan Publishers
Virgin Internet
Hodder and Stoughton
Oxford University Press
Cambridge University Press
Goldmann Sachs
Standard Chartered Bank
American Express
ASDA Supermarkets
Euromoney plc
Random House
Addison Wesley
Open University
Prentice Hall
University of Washington
Harvard University
Pearson Education
Cornelsen Verlag
Les Editions Didier
Amsterdam Chamber of Commerce
and the British Government.

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