FAQ About mchumor.com & thekomic.com

Like a cartoon on this web site, but wish the caption, characters, or settings were different? No problem. I can modify it for you. Have cartoon ideas of your own? I can draw those up too.

1) I'm a teacher or I'm from a non-profit or I'm a putting together a presentation that I'm not being paid for. May I use your cartoons for free?

I'd love to give my work away, but since literally over 95% of requests for my cartoons are from folks who fall into these categories and my own creditors don't accept good deeds in lieu of cash, I do request a token fee of $7.50 per 'toon from teachers, $10 from non-profits and $15 per 'toon used in a presentation.

2) If I use your cartoons it'll give you great exposure. Now may I use them for free?

Ironically, when I give 'toons away the exposure results in more requests for free 'toons ... oh, and please pardon the pun, but don't people die of exposure?

3) Your cartoons are cheap, but I still can't afford your rates. Any chance of getting a price break?

I try to gouge folks for only as much as they feel comfortable being gouged for. Tell me your circumstances, make me an offer that let's you sleep comfortably at night while keeping in mind that I do this to make my living, and nine out of ten times I'll accept it

4) I'm fabulously wealthy and can't believe how cheap your cartoons are compared to cartoons sold on other sites. Is it OK if I send you more money than you ask for?

Hey, give me enough and I'll start letting other worthy folks use my stuff for free. Seriously, if some donor is willing to pay me $1,000 per month I will let any teacher in the U.S. use my cartoons for free.

5) What's the difference between mchumor.com and thekomic.com?

I own both. mchumor.com is my original html site designed with Dreamweaver and showcases my cartoons. When you click on a link to license a cartoon you are taken to thekomic.com, a Wordpress/WooCommerce site that lets you download cartoons after you pay. thekomic.com also contains my blog. I tried combining the sites for a few years with disastrous results.

6) Why have you marred your cartoons by putting a big © McHumor watermark on them?

If you license a cartoon, you will be able to download a high quality jpg without the watermark. I take great pride in my work and it really pained me to make the drawings less attractive on the web, but it seems it’s the only way I can make a living. My Rates' Page used to start with the plea, “If you wouldn't steal a newspaper from a blind vendor just because you could get away with it, please don't use a cartoon without permission just because you can get away with it.” I’m disappointed to report that it appears that blind vendors are being ripped off on a regular basis.

7) If I don't want to pay you and I use an image without your permission, what's the worst that can happen?

You could receive from a lawyer a bill that's for a lot more than you'd pay if you simply licensed a cartoon from me up front. I am represented by CartoonStock who scours the web for unauthorized use of cartoons.

Here's a link to an article about how using images from the web without contacting the artist first can cost you thousands of dollars.

8) I don’t want to pay with a credit card or Paypal? May I send a check?

Sure. In fact, I prefer checks because I don't have to pay the 3% fee Paypal charges me. Send your nickels and dimes to Theresa McCracken, 890 North Bayview Loop, Waldport, OR 97394.

9) Are these really questions you're frequently asked?

I get asked all but one of them on a daily basis. One I've never ever been asked, but I'm always hoping Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, or some other possible donor will discover mchumor.com.
Cartoons from a Warped Mind

Cartoons From a Slightly Warped Mind

Now available as an eBook for $2.99 and as an autographed paperback for $7.50.

It's a collection of 100 of my most popular cartoons, including Lemming Suicide Hotline, Dorothy selling the Tin Man to a recycling center, and Druids changing to Daylight Saving Time.

Holy Rollers

Holy Rollers: Murder and Madness in Oregon's Love Cult

Now available as an eBook with lots of extras for a measly $3.99!

Amazon.com *** iTunes It's my first book of literary nonfiction published by Caxton Press. It's a story that has everything a good read should have: sex, religious fervor, mass insanity, the downfall of prominent families, murder & sensational court trials. AND it's all true. To learn more about cults and the book, go to Holy Rollers

T-shirts, mugs, cards, posters, prints & more.

With print on demand you can have cartoons printed on just about anything. Visit my two online stores.

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Magazines I've drawn for?

New Yorker CoverThe New Yorker, of course ... although they've yet to have the good sense to buy any of my work. Hundreds of others have, from the Saturday Evening Post to The Oregonian to large publishing houses to small trade journals. Let me draw a few cartoons for you. No matter what, I hope you get a few laughs as you go through my site.

Cartoons Recently Rejected by the New Yorker

Cat Calendar

Calendars With McHumor Cartoons

Use Cartoons in Presentations.

Public Speakers, even when speaking on serious topics, break the ice with a joke. Cartoons do the same thing--and you can't "tell a cartoon wrong.

Use Cartoons in Textbooks, Advertisements, Brochures, Web Sites & Blogs.

Cartoons & humorous illustrations grab people's attention and therefore increase your chances to convey your message.

Use Cartoons on T-shirts.

Events can't be called true events unless they have official T-shirts, and t-shirts with personalized cartoons on them are the T-shirts preferred by 9 out of 10 people stranded on a desert island.

Personalized Cartoons

An illustration of anyone can be Photoshopped into any cartoon on the mchumor.com web site. This is a great CHEAP gift.

The perfect "gift from the gang"

at retirement or going away parties is an original cartoon of the guest of honor.

How One Cartoonist's Mind Works
How to create cartoon ideas.

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The Komic, a Graphic Novel in the Making

Got comments and/or suggestions about this web page design? Contact me. I, a techno moron, first designed it on an ancient, but much-loved circa 1997 Macintosh.

Many assume images found on the web can be used for free and are in the public domain. Many are not. I've spent years drawing these cartoons and I support my family selling them online so please contact me before using any. THANKS! Theresa (T-) McCracken, Humble & Financially Strapped Cartoonist

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Theresa (T-) McCracken
890 North Bayview Loop
Waldport, Oregon 97394
(541) 351-1433

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All work on this page is copyright protected.

If you wouldn't steal a newspaper from a blind vendor just because you could get away with it, please don't use a cartoon without permission just because you think you can get away with it. If you would steal a newspaper from a blind vendor, well, I hope you die laughing before you have a chance to steal my work.

The unauthorized reproduction or distribution of a copyrighted work is illegal. Criminal copyright infringement, including infringement without monetary gain, is investigated by the FBI and is punishable by fines and federal imprisonment.

Now some legalese my attorney insists I should include: All cartoons throughout this website and the entirety of its content are copyrighted by Theresa (T-) McCracken. All rights reserved. The cartoons are protected by copyright laws. You may not, except with my express written permission, reproduce, distribute or commercially exploit the content via any means and all use is strictly prohibited without written permission of the artist. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system without the prior written permission of mchumor.com. Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited unless you purchase the cartoon(s) or are granted permission to license a specific cartoon first. IP addresses can be recorded and copyright violators are pursued by CartoonStock Enforcement.