Cartoon Movement

Cartoon Movement
Private company, Foundation
Industry Online media
Founded 2010
Headquarters The Hague, Netherlands
Key people
Thomas Loudon
(Founder and CEO)

Arend Jan van den Beld
(Founder and CEO)
Website Cartoon Movement

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]

See also


  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. 1 2 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. Retrieved August 11, 2014.

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