Quartz: A new website makes it easy to license cartoons for your slideshows

Quartz: A new website makes it easy to license cartoons for your slideshows. “Bob Mankoff is on a mission to build the ‘Amazon for cartoons.’ With a new venture Cartoon Collections, the 74-year-old longtime New Yorker cartoon editor wants create a one-stop shop for anyone looking for a jolt of graphic humor. The online image bank features works by more than 70 cartoonists whose work have appeared in The New Yorker, Esquire, Playboy Magazine, and National Lampoon.” I don’t often cover ecommerce/licensing type sites, but I love the sliding scale for the licensing costs.

Poopsheet Foundation: Database of Mini-Comics, Small Press Comics, etc

New-to-me, from Jonathan B.: The Poopsheet Foundation. It is not what it sounds like. From the home page: “A virtual archive of mini-comics, fanzines, small press comics, newave comix and related items. The physical archive, housed at PF headquarters, is being built with personal acquisitions as well as generous donations from supporters. This project is most definitely a work in progress.”

Mental Floss: The Library of Congress Wants Your Help Identifying World War I-Era Political Cartoons

Mental Floss: The Library of Congress Wants Your Help Identifying World War I-Era Political Cartoons. “The Library of Congress just debuted its new digital innovation lab, an initiative that aims to improve upon its massive archives and use them in creative ways. Its first project is Beyond Words, a digitization effort designed to make the research library’s historical newspaper collection more search-friendly. It aims to classify and tag historical images from World War I-era newspapers, identifying political cartoons, comics, illustrations, and photos within old news archives. The images come from newspapers included in Chronicling America, the library’s existing newspaper digitization project.”