Shutterstock and Trump Caricatures

So, I finally got some information I needed yesterday about shutterstock’s rules for stock image submissions.

I have several celebrity caricature and political cartoons that I want to sell for stock images, but they can only be sold for editorial use because they’re images of real people rather than fictional characters and I don’t have a model release. Istock won’t allow illustrations to be sold as editorial stock, but shutterstock allows this, which is just what I needed.

I had a few cartoons and caricatures of Donald Trump, one of which was clearly offensive and kept getting rejected when I submitted it. I suspected it was being rejected due to being offensive, but they never said that. They kept saying they didn’t like my description or the keywords. I gave up on it for awhile, but I tried again a few days ago and I finally got a response that it was rejected due to being an offensive subject.

Which is fair.

It’s also what I needed to know.

 

My new Trump caricature (below) is very neutral. It’s not quite complementary, but it isn’t offensive at all. I figure this one should easily pass shutterstock’s censors and, based on my sales of my other Trump images, it should sell reasonably well also.

Trump Golfing

[Edit: Trump Golfing is now available on shutterstock.]

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You’re Fired!

Here’s another Donald Trump caricature.  I think the last one turned out better, but this one’s okay.  I don’t think I got his face quite Trump-y enough, but he’s still recognizable so I’m calling it done.

This one’s inspired, of course, both by his iconic catch-phrase and by his recent firing of Acting Attorney General Sally Yates.

You're Fired

Political Limerick

In honor of National Limerick Day, I bring you a political limerick.

Content warning:  One bad word at the end.  (What do you expect? It’s a limerick!)

There was a politician named Mitt,
Who did not like gay folks one bit.
It’s a sin, says the bible.
So, unlike his rival,
He promised to treat them like shit.

This means I should probably draw a cartoon of Romney to go with this.  But, just in case I don’t get to it today, I wanted to share this now.  🙂