Cartoon Movement

Cartoon Movement
Private company, Foundation
IndustryOnline media
Key people
Thomas Loudon
(Founder and CEO)

Arend Jan van den Beld
(Founder and CEO)

Cartoon Movement is a business that offers a global online platform for editorial cartoons and comics journalism. Based in The Hague, Netherlands, Cartoon Movement receives between 60 and 100 cartoons each day[1] from over 220 freelance cartoonists in over 80 countries.[2] Submitted works are often purchased by corporate media publications.[3]


Cartoon Movement began in 2010 when VJ Movement founders Thomas Loudon and Arend Jan van den Beld began working with editorial cartoonist Tjeerd Royaards to promote the political cartoon as a fundamental style of journalism and to support freedom of the press and the rights of editorial cartoonists.

An early project at Cartoon Movement was a cartoon series by Royaards, Matt Bors, and others on conditions in Haiti after the 2010 Haiti earthquake. The work was underwritten by a grant from the Dutch government.[4]

The Occupy movement was another early project, and Cartoon Movement received editorial cartoons from Occupy sources around the world.[3]

Cartoon Movement supports Cartoonists Rights Network, International and human rights education in schools.[5]

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  1. ^ Dave (May 31, 2011). "Interview with Cartoon Movement". Spreadshirt Blog. Spreadshirt. Retrieved August 11, 2014.
  2. ^ Gerbaux, Robin (June 2014). "The Cartoon Movement". Irenees Peace Database. Retrieved August 11, 2014.
  3. ^ a b Cavna, Michael (November 15, 2011). "Occupy Comics: Cartoon Movement journalists sketch a multi-city composite". The Washington Post. Washington, D.C.: Nash Holdings LLC. Retrieved August 11, 2014.
  4. ^ Cavna, Michael (January 13, 2012). "'HAITI'S SCAPEGOATS': Cartoon Movement's compelling video tells of LGBT abuse". The Washington Post. Washington, D.C.: Nash Holdings LLC. Retrieved August 11, 2014.
  5. ^ Glader, Paul (March 14, 2012). "Interview: Cartoon Movement's Tjeerd Royaards Connects Students & Artists Digitally". WiredAcademic. Archived from the original on August 12, 2014. Retrieved August 11, 2014.

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