Can I use your cartoons on my presentations or repost them on my own page?

Yes !! Feel free to share and repost the cartoons and illustration as long as there are NO CHANGES and you give me credit. Credit should be given by adding my social media handles and website CellCartoons.net to the figure caption. 

When I say NO CHANGES I mean that no text or drawn element should be modified at all. Changes include but are not limited to:

  • Cropping
  • Removing the reference  ‘CellCartoons’
  • Adding filters or changing colors
  • Changing words
  • Translating text
  • Re-arranging elements

The illustrations and cartoons are protected by a copyright. If you post the cartoons on your own page or share them on social media please tag me and link back to my web page or instagram page. That is always welcome by crea

More on copyright

The illustrations and cartoons are protected by copyright under the terms of CC BY-NC-ND (Creative Commons BY-NC-ND). I give permission for the cartoons and illustrations to be used and shared for noncommercial purposes only, and as long as the illustrations/cartoons remain unchanged and attribution is given to:

Cell Cartoons.net.

  • CC BY-NC-ND: This license allows reusers to copy and distribute the material in any medium or format in unadapted form only, for non commercial purposes only, and as long as attribution is given to the creator.

CC BY-NC-ND includes the following elements:
BY  – Credit must be given to the creator
NC  – Only noncommercial uses of the work are permitted
ND  – No derivatives or adaptations of the work are permitted 

Are there any situations in which using Cell Cartoons is not permitted or allowed? 

It is not allowed for you try to monetize from the cartoons or claim them to be your own. None of these cartoons should be used to gain profit in any way. If you want to modify any of these cartoons contact me to ask for permission. There may be instances in which a licensing fee will be required for you to adapt the illustrations to your needs. 

Contact me if you are unsure of whether or not what you are doing with these cartoons is allowed. 

How do you choose the theme or cells for the cartoons? 

Most of the cartoons I have created depict immune cells. My background is in immunology so creating immunology related cartoons feels the most natural to me. However, with time I would like to add a bigger variety of cell types to this site. If you have an idea for a cartoon please contact me, I’d love to hear from you!

What program do you use to create the cartoons? 

Creating these cartoons is an always evolving process. I started by drawing the cartoons on a piece of paper, scanning it and using Adobe Illustrator to trace it and create a .png file to publish to the website or share on social media. More recently I started using Procreate on iPad pro with an Apple Pencil and again transfer the file to Adobe Illustrator to finalize. As I learn new techniques to create digital art my style will keep changing and evolving.