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15 Cartoonists That Allow Using Their Web Comics for Free

free cartoons 15 Cartoonists That Allow Using Their Web Comics for FreeWe 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).

Remember:

* 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:

Blog License Topic Notes Still updated?
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 authir *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)
Spiked Math Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 Canada Math (with lots of possible geeky focuses) - No (RSS)
Luke Surl Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 UK: England & Wales Anything For commercial use, or if you would like a high resolution print or electronic copy of a particular comic, please email mail@lukesurl.com. Yes (RSS)
Peebles Lab Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States Anything - No (RSS)
The Bizarre Cathedral Creative commons Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike 3.0 Anything Why is The Bizarre Cathedral licence “non-free”? No (RSS)
Lefty Cartoons Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. Politics and Enviromment - Seldom (RSS)
Web Domuts CC – Creative Commons Anything - Yes (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)
Snotm Creative Commons Anything “YOU CAN SHARE THESE COMICS ONLINE. JUST LINK BACK TO MY BLOG. IF YOU GET RID OF THE WATERMARK OR DON’T LINK BACK, YOU’RE KIND OF AN ASS.” No (RSS)
Crimes Against Hugh’s Manatees Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Life and self-improvement - Yes (daily). RSS
Fish for Brains Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 Canada Anything (cats) - No
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.”

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  1. 11 Responses to “15 Cartoonists That Allow Using Their Web Comics for Free”

  2. Hi. What a breath of fresh air. Just what I have been looking for. I’ll be sure to add some of the sites to my list of image sources.
    Thanks again

    Mike

    By Mike on Jan 15, 2013

  3. What a great resource for blogging! I’ll bookmark this one and check out some of these cartoonists.

    By Tom Shivers on Jan 15, 2013

  4. Xckd is awesome! And thanks for introducing me to Crimes against Hugh’s Manatees. When I can’t find anything that suits my post I sometimes browse different keywords under Flickr’s creative commons and give a photo credit in a post.

    I’m planning to check out your No, You are NOT Allowed to Use Any Flickr Images for more tips :)

    By Lauren Waters on Jan 17, 2013

  5. Hi Smarty, Lots of things are running through my mind right now. My intention of coming here is cos i red about you online today and tried out your name “Ann Smarty” on Google and here I am. Got to your FB notes from Mashable you really are a gret writer. Right now I am trying out the “Inky Girl” you wrote about on this post. Too busy to look into what you really do but I’ll be coming back learn more soon. Cheers!

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    By Emmanuel Obarhua on Jan 18, 2013

  6. Wow! What an awesome post! Using these cartoonists’ work is a fantastic idea for creating some high value content on social media sites like facebook. And, the beauty and the benefit of it is a huge viral marketing potential when sharing it on facebook for example.
    Thanks a lot Ann for unselfishly sharing this list with us.

    By Bruno Babic on Jan 22, 2013

  7. Wow ! Nice post ! I’ll bookmark this one and check out some of these cartoonists.Thanks for sharing it !

    By Taswir Haider on Jan 26, 2013

  8. I am always amazed about how documented are all your posts. Although it had taken me several minutes to read the whole article, I must say it is very helpful to every aspect.

    By Daniel on Jan 31, 2013

  9. Amazing post ! I’ll bookmark this one and check out some of these cartoonists.Thanks for sharing it !

    By shahrukh on Feb 23, 2013

  10. Finally. Someone who has seen the light.What an awesome post! Using these cartoonists’ work is a fantastic idea for creating some high value content on social media sites like facebook. And, the beauty and the benefit of it is a huge viral marketing potential when sharing it on facebook for example.

    By amir on Apr 8, 2013

  11. Just looking back, Mimi and Eunice is awesome :) and licensed under Creative Commons from my understanding.

    By Jimmy on Oct 25, 2013

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