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About Us

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west of England, CartoonStock was founded in early 1997 as a stock-house through which quality cartoonists could sell unpublished work, or work in which they had retained the copyright.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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CartoonStock, the "CSL" trademark and CSL NewsCartoon Service are owned and operated by CartoonStock Ltd.

Information we collect from users of this web site will be stored by us on computers in the UK and may be used in the following ways:

Contact details

We will use your contact details (your name, job title, telephone and fax number and your e-mail and postal addresses) to provide any services requested by you and also to tell you about important changes to our business, this web site and its functionality. These details may be used by us to contact you with information about other services and products. Your contact details will not be disclosed to any third parties.

If you do not wish to be contacted for these purposes, please express your preferences by emailing us.

To alter your details

If your contact details change you can alter the details we hold by emailing us.

Voluntary Information

We may ask for further information about you as part of our service. This information will be used to enable us to improve our website or service. It will not be disclosed to any third parties.


We may make use of cookies to gather valuable information about how users move around the site. This enables us to understand how the site is used and to make improvements. The information we gather by use of cookies does not include personally identifying information.

We use Google Adwords conversion tracking to identify responses to our pay-per-click advertising. This data will not be used or distributed by us in any other way.

Statistical information

No aggregate statistical information provided by us to our advertisers or others regarding sales or website usage will include personally identifying information.

Access to Data

You have the right to be told what personal information we hold about you on our databases. You should contact us stating your full name, your address and all services from CartoonStock to which you know you subscribe or have subscribed. A small administrative charge will be made for fulfilling this request.

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