Trump Signing Things

Here’s another Trump caricature designed for shutterstock. It’s a scene that he repeats regularly, whenever he signs something. So, I figure it should be useful for future political articles. I was careful not to make it offensive. That way it got past the shutterstock censors easily.

Trump Signing Things
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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.]

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

Stolen Bumper Sticker

Someone pulled a bumper sticker off my car while it was in a parking lot.  How rude!  However, I’m not sure it had the effect that the person intended.

As you may have guessed, it was a political bumper sticker.  Nothing offensive. It was just an old Obama 2008 sticker.

See what you made me buy, Mr. Bumper Sticker Thief?

I can only assume that some conservative Republican pulled it off because they don’t like Obama.  But let’s think about this for a minute.  If you pull a bumper sticker off my car, then I have to replace it.  In the case of an Obama sticker, that means paying Obama’s campaign fund to send me a new one.  Which means that, because of this person’s actions, I just donated five dollars to Obama’s re-election campaign which I otherwise would not have.  I can only speculate that this was not the result that this person was going for.

As a side note, I also had a Darwin fish magnet on my car which they didn’t even touch, which puzzles me.  I always thought that was far more offensive than the Obama one.  After all, the campaign sticker just supports the Democratic candidate.  The Darwin fish insults Creationists.

People are strange.