- Is there any way I can order printed versions of these downloadable products?
No not unless they are already offered that way. Many of the tracts are out of print now, and this is the only way you can get copies of some of them. The tracts that are still in print are sold by American Tract Society http://atstracts.org, Good News Publishers http://www.goodnewstracts.org/home/tracts, and Literature Ministries International http://litmin.org. You will need to type in “Ron Wheeler” in the search box to find his tracts.
- I’m having technical difficulties with my order. Who do I contact?
CartoonWorks’ Webmaster firstname.lastname@example.org
- Does Ron Wheeler do custom cartoons for people and organizations?
Yes. Ron’s main source of income is from free-lance cartoon assignments. You can contact him here http://www.cartoonworks.com/contactus.php.
- How much does it cost?
Prices can vary greatly according to complexity and how a cartoon is going to be used. The best thing to do is contact Ron http://www.cartoonworks.com/contactus.phpand go over the details of the project directly with him. Since God has clearly called Ron to this task http://www.cartoonworks.com/profile.html#ronstory, and much of what he does is for Christian and other benevolent organizations, Ron tries to work within the budgets of the organizations he’s doing work for. If you don’t know what you can afford, Ron can give you an idea of what others have paid for similar work.
- How can I become a cartoonist?
Ron has a Cartoon Camp http://www.cartoonworks.com/cartooncamp.htmlfor kids in the Kansas City area every summer where he teaches the basics of cartooning. You can view some of the videos from these camps on his website http://www.cartoonworks.com/PlayerBox/myPlayer_1/CartoonCamp.html.
In addition, Ron offers a very simple formula for success:
1) you have to have a calling to do it,
2) you have to have the talent to do it, and
3) you have to have the perseverance to develop the talent and work out the calling. To be successful, all three ingredients are necessary no matter what you plan to do with your life.
- How can I find a specific cartoon Ron drew?
Ron’s tracts are organized alphabetically. His Jeremiah comic strips are organized chronologically. And Ron’s image vault, containing several thousand images, has an onscreen browser that can be used to help find certain images using keywords.
If you are a free-lance client and looking for a cartoon Ron drew for you years ago, be sure to give Ron the date the work was done to help him search his archives.
- Can I use one of Ron’s cartoons for commercial purposes?
The copyright for the material on this website states … Limited copyright: © Ron Wheeler, 2011. Permission is hereby granted for educational purposes in churches, schools, and for personal use without further permission required. The materials herein are not to be used for any other purposes without prior approval.
That said, much of this work can be reused for commercial purposes with permission. Often a fee is required (usually 50% of the original purchase price when created). Sometimes the art displayed is not available for resale. If that is the case, Ron can often draw something custom for you that would be very similar but uniquely yours for a reasonable fee. Feel free to contact Ron for inquiries http://www.cartoonworks.com/contactus.php.
- Does Ron do speaking engagements?
Yes. Ron does do several speaking engagements throughout the year. He often speaks about how he became a Christian and God called him to be a cartoonist http://www.cartoonworks.com/profile.html#ronstory, or how his current book series, Stinky Stevens, is the result of a 35 year journey http://www.stinkystevens.com/aboutstinky.html. He has also taught classes on cartooning to various groups. Fees are negotiable depending on the time and distance involved and whether Ron can make his camps, books, or resource materials available. Contact Ron for more details http://www.cartoonworks.com/contactus.php.