For those of you who have read my cartoons in the past few months…
First, I probably should call them commentaries because they are not terribly ha ha funny but perhaps thought provoking. If you chuckle, that to me is a plus.
I have heard from several folks that they wondered about my copyright and how that would interfere with my request that you all share my cartoons to all your friends and acquaintances.
The reason I have copyrighted them is to discourage people from copying or taking my art and signing their own names. That is intellectual property theft. I have always campaigned against copyright violations even so far as the use of others’ finished photographs as reference material.
Admittedly, I have used searches on Google images to learn specific things like
- how does one play a musical instrument
- where do the fingers go on an instrument.
But I don’t copy someone’s finished art or photo. Yes, many people can think of the same joke all by themselves. I have seen my own ideas published. But I never got around to doing it myself. My bad.
But what I would like is for all of you to share my funny stuff so that I can honestly say that my cartoon series has gone around the world.
I make no profit.
These are just for me and those who want to see them.
Maybe some of you would have ideas you could share with me as collaborators. June in Australia has mentioned some daily occurrences that would make wonderful cartoons. And they are not the insulting, put down stuff we see every day.
- Older people falling,
- dropping food,
- acting in some ridiculous way that viewers wouldn’t even look at if done by younger people.
I cannot even get myself to look at the miss crabby or cranky grandma stuff. I want older, or should I say more mature, folks who are wise and funny and can turn the tables on younger less experienced people.
I would love your help in this campaign against ageism.
Hey— I just thought of a young guy snarking at the install of multiple safety grips in the shower- until he is wearing a cast almost up to his butt. Because he fell off his moped. Might be a cartoon there. Stay tuned for more …