How to Buy

Welcome to the virtual home of Donna Barstow! I’m an editorial and New Yorker cartoonist for venues like Barron’s, Wall Street Journal, Psychology Today, Slate, pot o' goldand dozens of other magazines and papers, but let’s get right down to it: How do you get your mitts on some of these cartoons for yourself?

How you can buy cartoons

You can buy cartoons from any page on the site, not just here. Find the Paypal Add to Cart button in the sidebar. Above it is a box with a pulldown menu with the prices, depending on where/how you want to use the cartoon, and a box to input either the ID number, (listed with each cartoon), or part of the caption. You can just keep browsing and add cartoons as you like them.

If you have any questions, you can email me before you do the Paypal thing. I’m so kindhearted, I might even lower the price for you! Email me: Donna  Barstow (no spaces) at  g

Have fun with Paypal!

Paypal accepts all major credit cards, and of course, Paypal. Very convenient for  international buyers! Btw, they don’t take a penny from you when you buy something; they take a small % from me when I get paid.

Upon receipt of your order, I will email you the full-res cartoon, remove the copyright symbol, and it’s ready for print, powerpoint or  your online gallery. If you have a different or specific situation that’s not listed in the pull down email me at Donna Barstow (no spaces) at (the at symbol)

Using cartoons

Some additional information on all the wonderful ways you can use cartoons, with a couple that wouldn’t fit into the Paypal menu.

Also, when you fill out the Paypal form, under the Shipping Address be sure to include the name of your business, website, book, or school there.

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Just add the amounts here on the form, if they apply to you.

  • Company website or blog:  $90 for small (already on Paypal menu), $175 for big. You know who you are.
  • Newspapers, one cartoon: $45 for circulation below 50,000, $100 for 50,000 and up. (Hint: it’s much cheaper if you subscribe to a weekly feature!)
  • Personal hardcopy: $23 Will sign it if you wish. Prints are on acid-free artist paper, on 8 1/2″ x 11″ paper with a nice border for a mat or frame. First Class shipping is free. A portion of sales for this will be donated to a charitable animal foundation.
  • Teachers: $19. If you are making over 100 copies, $35.

There is a discount of 10% with a purchase of multiple cartoons. Just email me.

I continue to own all copyright of my cartoons. Please do link to Donna Barstow Cartoons, and/or include ©D. Barstow along  any that you buy. Thanks a bunch!

How to buy cartoons for venues not listed here: (magazines, textbooks, Chicken Soup books, advertising, licensing and newspaper features.)

Exceptions: If I already have a working relationship or contact with you, we’ll continue on with them!

For magazines, books, licensing, similar media,  it’s easy to figure out pricing from past or similar buys. For newspaper features, please take a look at my Weekly Comics page for my regular weekly features. Please call or write about these.

No Freebies, sorry

I offer reduced rates if more than 2 cartoons are purchased. No cartoon here is free, even for teachers and students. Using cartoons without permission is illegal and is subject to fines up to $150,000 plus legal fees. Fair Use does not have different laws for schools; there are 4 rules for Fair Use, so this is an excellent time to teach students about copyright! Did you know copyright was made into law so artists wouldn’t starve to death? Don’t let me starve, please.

Hey, PS!

We love you guys for loving our cartoons, and for visiting here! But we’re practical, too. We register our work with the copyright office. We pursue violators. With the smile of a predator.suspicious young man cartoon

Any other questions? Email me: Donna Barstow (no spaces) at