How to use cartoons in web content

There was recently a very interesting article about using cartoons online that I wanted to introduce to you.

Many of our readers here at American Political cartoons have been curious about how to download and use cartoons in their web content, and what benefits such a decision might have for their readership. The above article really cast some light on this topic, so I’d recommend checking it out if you have had an interest in including cartoons on your blog, social media account, or commercial website.

There are also links to some cartoon resources that can be helpful in determining how best to use new and editorial cartoons in your written content.

Hopefully, this will help clarify some of the issues surrounding copyright, image use, and fair use policies regarding artwork and how to properly use it as web creators.

Clay Bennett Cartoonist Profile


Editorial Cartoonist for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, Clay Bennett grew up in the South, attending high school in Huntsville, Alabama, and college at the University of North Alabama, where he graduated with degrees in art and history.

Bennett worked as a staff artist for both the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and The Fayetteville (NC) Times, before serving as the editorial cartoonist for the St. Petersburg Times (1981-1994) and The Christian Science Monitor (1998-2007).

Recipient of The Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning in 2002, Bennett has earned almost every honor his profession has to offer including the Overseas Press Club Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Award, the National Journalism Award, the Sigma Delta Chi Award, the John Fischetti Award and the National Headliner Award.

He lives with his wife, Cindy, and their children Matt, Ben and Sarah.

To learn more about Clay Bennett and his work, visit