The copyright of the stuff on
this web site is a bit complicated.
The easy part is that I drew all
the cartoons and made up the jokes myself. Actually there are one or two that
were inspired by other cartoonists and where I know I've done this, there's a
note on the web site. I wrote all the text too, though you're probably not
interested in that.
Where it gets more difficult is that I drew many of
the cartoons for annual reports for the church I used to attend (St Paul's and
St Luke's Finchley), and I made the copyright over to them.
cartoons, and the visual aids, are my copyright.
But you don't care
about that - you're itching to click copy and paste and use them in your church
newsletter / powerpoint presentation / best selling book of cartoons that
everyone will buy everyone else this Christmas. OK, these are the
- They may only be used by Christian churches.
- For the avoidance of doubt, by "Christian churches" I mean
churches who believe in the Holy Trinity: in God the Father, God the Son and
God the Holy Spirit; who believe that Jesus died on the Cross to pay the price
of sin; and who believe that He rose from the dead to give all Christians the
sure and certain hope of eternal life.
- The publication - or presentation, or whatever the cartoon is
used in - must be given away free of charge.
- The origin of the cartoon must be acknowledged ("cartoon from
www.desertislandchurch.co.uk"), either alongside the cartoon or elsewhere.
- The cartoons must be used as they are, with no change to the
image or the caption.
- Please let me, John Parker, know if you
use a cartoon. In most cases I will be able to send you a higher resolution
copy of the picture than the one on the internet.
If you wish to do anything that falls outside any
of these conditions, please get in touch. For example,
if you want to use a cartoon in that best selling book, we'll need to agree a
payment. The money will go to Christian mission causes - either at St James
Muswell Hill - where I'm a member now - or at my previous church.