We all know how strong is image appeal. Very often a blog posts goes viral only because it starts with a great image.
We also know that we cannot use just any images we find on the web: we need to respect the creator’s copyright.
Luckily there are some absolutely awesome creative minds who would *love* you to use their works (with the credit).
- You should always credit any comic you are using for your article or presentation
- If you have doubts (if you are allowed to modify the original creation or if you can use it, please get in touch with the creator. It never hurts to ask. Besides, having a great comic creator among your contacts is never a bad thing!)
Here’s the list of those cartoonists:
|Inky Girl||Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported||Writing, Creativity, Blogging||Link back to the author (“Used with permission from Debbie Ridpath Ohi at Inkygirl.com.”). Contact the author *only* if you plan to make comics a regular part of your publication or site||Yes (RSS)|
|xkcd||Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5||Anything||If you’re not sure whether your use is noncommercial, feel free to email me and ask (if you’re not sure, it’s probably okay).||Yes (RSS)|
|Bunny Comic||Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0||Anything||–||No (RSS)|
|Diesel Sweeties||Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5||Anything||Creator Richard Stevens||Yes (RSS)|
|Peebles Lab||Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States||Anything||–||No (RSS)|
|Lefty Cartoons||Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.||Politics and Enviromment||–||Seldom (RSS)|
|Security Cartoon||Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0||Security||“To reproduce this material, you must include “Reproduced with permission. Please visit www.SecurityCartoon.com for more material.” with each cartoon strip. “||No (RSS)|
|Crimes Against Hugh’s Manatees||Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.||Life and self-improvement||–||Yes (daily). RSS|
|Moose Lake Cartoons||Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International||Anything||This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. This is the most accommodating of licenses offered.||Yes|
|Jesus and Mo||Creative Commons License:||Philosophy and religion||Feel free to copy for noncommercial purposes, under the same license.Please provide a link back to jesusandmo.net||Yes (RSS)|
“Post image is used with permission from Debbie Ridpath Ohi at Inkygirl.com.”