In 2016, Draw The Line brought together more than 100 comic artists from around the world. Each of them is an engaged, political illustrator with an interest in changing the world.
It’s our hope that, post-launch, Draw The Line can continue to do good in the areas where it’s most needed. If you work for a charity or a campaign and you need illustrations, here are two ways in which we may be able to help.
1. Use our images
All images on this website are available under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International licence. This means that you may reuse the images for any non-commercial purpose, including embedding images on your own website or adding them to a print publication — on the condition that you retain the artist’s signature, that you credit them by name, and that you link back to this site. Artists retain full ownership of their images. We’d very much like it if you let us know you were using the images, too.
Here are the topics we cover on this website:
- Helping the homeless
- Helping disabled people
- Supporting minorities (including ethnic minorities, LGBTQ, and more)
- Creating community
- Ethical businesses
- Supporting women/feminism
- Helping the environment and global warming
- Promoting peace
- Fighting poverty or helping the poor
- Helping refugees and asylum seekers
If your charity or campaign doesn’t fall into one of those neat boxes, never fear: have a search around the site and you may find something suitable for your cause.
2. Use our artists
The Draw The Line project was administered via a closed Facebook group, which is still active. we have access to a wide variety of artists, many of whom are professional illustrators and many of whom draw as a hobby.
There’s one thing they all have in common: they were moved enough by the current political landscape to make the art that you see on this site.
If you require bespoke illustration for your campaign, we are happy to post your message to our Facebook group (if you already have a specific artist in mind, please use the link under their image to contact them via their own website).
As with any artists, payment is of course preferred: after all, it’s how many of us make our living. That said, there are a number of possible scenarios:
- Some artists will be happy to work for a reduced fee, if the cause is one that they support.
- Similarly, some artists may waive their fee altogether for the right cause.
- Some artists may wish to negotiate a mutually beneficial contract, for example that as well as using their artwork, you mention them on your organisation’s blog, or include an artist’s profile page on your website.
If you would like us to share a request with the Facebook group, please drop us a line. Make sure you include:
- A link to your charity or campaign
- What kind of illustration/s you are looking for
- Whether there is any payment available
- The best way for artists to contact you.